2019 Calvary Missions Report
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 January Westminster Rescue Mission: $457 Collection of items - peanut butter & cereal February United Methodist Women: Naomi Circle’s Boxes for Soldiers: $1,085 ongoing item collection throughout the year March UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief): $619.00 April Camp Hope: $1,383 May Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County: $600 Team from Calvary UMC Gamber participated in a work day on May 18th. June Shepherd’s Staff: $535 Collection of school supplies & backpacks July Good News Jail/ Prison Ministries at Carroll County Detention Center: $412 Collection of items for release backpacks August Springfield Hospital Center: $284 Collection of items to include toiletries & clothing September E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries: $424 Calvary bagged lunch assembly & delivery on September 29/30th October Carroll County Food Sunday: $441 Collection of food items for the Food Bank. November United Methodist Church Board of Childcare: $654 Collection of items for the Board of Childcare Christmas store. December 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.