2019 has been a busy and full year of mission and outreach for Calvary UMC Gamber. Our first full year making regular monthly contributions to a variety of causes close to the hearts of our people. I would like to take a moment to recognize the Mission & Outreach team who organized and led the many activities and our Love Offerings each month. Renee Yingling, Pam Andrew, Becky Taylor, Mary Taylor, Robin Hoke, Judy Marsiglia, & Donna Wolff.
Below is the Annual Missions Report from Mission & Outreach Chair, Renee Yingling.
Happy New Year 2020 from the Outreach Committee!!
We wanted to update everyone with a summary of Calvary Church’s Missions & Outreach success in 2019 and our plan for 2020. Our many thanks to all who supported the various programs sponsored by our monthly Love Offerings & item collections in 2019.
A tremendous thank you to Boy Scout Troop 735 who partnered with Calvary for the second year in a row with our December collection for Mechanicsville and the Cold Weather Shleter.
In addition to the monthly love offering the Rexroth Mission Fund contributed $200 a month towards each mission. In 2019 total of $2,400.
2019 Love Offerings total of $8,121.10.
With the inclusion of the Rexroth Mission Fund contributions that's $10,521.10!
2019 Monthly Love Offerings
Westminster Rescue Mission: $457
Collection of items - peanut butter & cereal
United Methodist Women: Naomi Circle’s Boxes for Soldiers: $1,085
ongoing item collection throughout the year
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief): $619.00
Camp Hope: $1,383
Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County: $600
Team from Calvary UMC Gamber participated in a work day on May 18th.
Shepherd’s Staff: $535
Collection of school supplies & backpacks
Good News Jail/ Prison Ministries at Carroll County Detention Center: $412
Collection of items for release backpacks
Springfield Hospital Center: $284
Collection of items to include toiletries & clothing
E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries: $424
Calvary bagged lunch assembly & delivery on September 29/30th
Carroll County Food Sunday: $441
Collection of food items for the Food Bank.
United Methodist Church Board of Childcare: $654
Collection of items for the Board of Childcare Christmas store.
Mechanicsville Elementary School Families in Need: $320
Collection of items for the Adopt A Family.
Human Services Programs of Carroll County: Westminster Cold Weather Shelter: $907.10
Collection of cold weather and comfort clothing.
Looking ahead at 2020 we have selected the following causes to support and will continue to offer ways to engage in Outreach throughout the year.
2020 Monthly Love Offering Calendar
January: Westminster Rescue Mission
February: United Methodist Women: Naomi Circle’s Boxes for Soldiers
March: UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
April: Camp Hope
May: Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County
June: Shepherd’s Staff
July: Good News Jail/ Prison Ministries at Carroll County Detention Center
August: Caring Carroll
September: E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries
October: Carroll County Food Sunday
November: United Methodist Church Board of Childcare
December: Mechanicsville Elementary School Families in Need & Human Services Programs of Carroll County: Westminster Cold Weather Shelter
Please Note: We have made some changes to our ongoing collections for 2020 so that our congregation can focus on specific programs each month.
We are discontinuing our yearlong collection of food items for Carroll County Food Sunday; books & magazines, other items for Shepherd’s Staff; Box Tops for Education for UMC Board of Childcare.