Help Others--this is your personal invitation to get involved in an AMUMC mission – today. Find your spiritual voice, exercise your passion, stretch yourself and fulfill your Methodist oath of service.
“Why me?” you may ask. “I’m not ready for mission work,” you tell yourself. But Jesus didn’t judge the readiness of his disciples. Instead, he trusted them to jump right in, counseling them later after their experiences. You too can be a disciple. You too can jump right in.
For more information contact the church office, email@example.com or 333-5203 or Missions Committee Chairperson Chip Thurlow at 401-333-1235.
Matthew 25: 35 :For I was hungry and you gave me food"
An area of emphasis in our mission outreach at AMUMC is feeding the hungry. Here are ways you can be part of this important mission:
Prepare and serve meals : Help to prepare food, donate desserts, and come and join us as we serve an evening meal to those in need in Woonsocket RI. Donations towards the cost of meals also gratefully accepted. Fall and winter dates for this season's meal program will be announced soon. Help us prepare foods noon to 3 pm, or come and serve food 3-6 pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Support the Woonsocket Shelter and local food pantries: Donate non-perishable food such as canned goods, new or gently used bedding, and personal care items to help those in need in Northern Rhode Island. Collections are ongoing and can be made in the church office or items can be left in the lobby.
Deliver bread and other baked goods to area food pantries and non-profits. AMUMC members pick up the bread at Dave's Market in Cumberland every Monday, Wednesday and Friday all year long, and deliver to local food pantries who serve hundreds of needy people.
Help to plant, harvest and deliver vegetables at Franklin Farm Community Garden. In 2016, over 40,000 pounds of fresh vegetables were harvested and delivered to the Rhode Island Food Bank along with local area food pantries to be distributed to those who are food insecure. This is a family-friendly volunteer activity available from May through September.
Make food donations to seasonal food programs. AMUMC participates in the Happy Basket program, providing food baskets to the needy during the holiday season, as well as a Northern RI food pantry drive.We also make Easter Baskets for the children at the Woonsocket Shelter.
Other ongoing local mission projects include:
-Cintas Clothing Donations: We work with Cintas Corp by bringing clothing from their company to clothing closets in Woonsocket. Drivers are needed to transport clothing from Cintas to the clothing closets every other Thursday.
-Helpful Hands Around the House: Provide light assistance around the house for those in need (e.g replacing smoke alarm batteries, putting up storm windows, etc.
-Christmas Adopt a Family program: Help make the holiday bright for a needy family by purchasing requested gifts from our Giving Tree.
-Habitat for Humanity: Join AMUMC members along with other area volunteers for housing projects in the Northern RI area.