Serving others at the national and/or global level are of vital importance. As a result, we send a team of youth and adults to various YouthWorks mission sites every summer. Past mission trips have included work in Kentucky; Kansas City, Kansas; New Orleans, Louisiana and Benton Harbor, Michigan. This summer, we are headed to Bayou La Batre, Alabama! From painting houses to leading VBS, everyone is blessed as they bless others.
Mission/Service individuals and organizations we have partnered with beyond the Monticello community include but are not limited to:
Healing Haiti is an organization that strives to connect the ministry of local churches with the people of Haiti. Whether receiving donations or mission trip groups, Healing Haiti and everyone involved strive to transform lives.
Imagine No Malaria
A global health program of The United Methodist Church, Imagine No Malaria combines integrated health infrastructure, education and advocacy to address death and the debilitating effects of malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries, Mozart Adevu serves as the Africa region coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture and Development Program out of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). He is based in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
Operation Christmas Child
This ministry of Samaritan’s Purse delivers shoeboxes donated by local churches and filled with small presents, hygiene items and religious materials to children in underserved communities around the world.
Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR works as the humanitarian arm and developmental relief organization to alleviate human suffering, advance hope and healing and transform people and communities. Community UMC has put together flood buckets and health kits and has raised funds for special UMCOR appeals.
Villages of Hope
Located in Zambia, this particular Village of Hope emphasizes family and is structured to support vulnerable and orphaned children affected by HIV/AIDS. Equipped with quality education, economic security and health and nutrition, young people categorized as toddlers through teenagers know they are loved, valuable and given a calling from God.
Started in Minneapolis in 1994, YouthWorks is an ever-growing organization that aims to connect teenagers to God, each other and communities through life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips. The organization has mission/service sites primarily all over the United States, offering a wide range of experiences on Native American reservations as well as in urban, suburban, rural and locations.
The ministries of the global United Methodist Church are financially supported by apportioned funds. Apportionments are a proportional allocation of the denomination's budget to annual conferences and local churches like ours. Together with other churches, we are able to accomplish what no single church could hope to do alone. Our combined prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness make a significant difference in the lives of God's people.