Summer Monthly Missions
While life slows down at our church in the summer, our missional opportunities often increase! Already in the month of June we have collected over 200 books for 4th and 5th graders to take home for the summer so that their love of reading can continue.
We also have the opportunity to work with Brier Creek Elementary School and the Backpack Buddies Program, collecting food that will be sent home with food insecure students over the weekends this summer. We will collect this food during the week at the Ministry Center and on Sundays in the vestibule, through Sunday, July 2nd. Our youngest saints are invited to a food packing party on Sunday, July 9th at 9:30 am, in the Ministry Center. Visit this link to sign up to bring food. Please contact Laura Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Triebel (email@example.com) with questions.
July also gives us the opportunity to cook for, serve and eat with our food insecure and unsheltered sisters and brothers in Durham through Open Table Ministry. Mark your calendar for Monday, July 24th at noon. Details coming soon!
May 2017 Monthly Mission
In May, All Saints' helped with repair efforts at Branch St. United Methodist Church, a congregation that was flooded out of their buildings after Hurricane Matthew. We give thanks for the opportunity to serve alongside these brothers and sisters and look forward to serving with them again in the fall. Contact Tim Cuellar (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
April 2017 Monthly Mission Update
In April, All Saints' learned about the refugees in RTP and gathered items like tea kettles, laundry detergent and gift cards that will help these neighbors to settle in to our community. To learn more about connecting with refugee ministries, contact Brittany White (email@example.com).
March 2017 Monthly Mission Update
In March, All Saints' members purchased food, prepared and served tacos to food insecure individuals at Urban Ministries Durham. Thank you to Urban Ministries for offering this opportunity to care for and eat with our neighbors.
February 2017 Monthly Mission Update
In February, All Saints' members learned about Open Table Ministry, which partners with those who are unsheltered in Durham. In addition to learning more, we were able to prepare, serve and eat a meal with those who visit Open Table's weekly Monday luncheon.
January 2017 Monthly Mission Update
In January, All Saints' members were blessed to serve alongside our sisters and brothers at Branch St. UMC, whose church buildings were severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew. We were able to paint several classrooms, share a meal together and hear how God is sustaining this community as they recover.
Bethesda UMC Endowment
Thanks to the merger with Bethesda UMC we now have an Endowment Fund with annual earnings to give away to qualified uses. The use of the funds according to the Bethesda Endowment mandate is “for outreach ministries in the local church, community, and beyond the local community that extend beyond the annual operating budget and enable the church to extend its ministry of caring and serving.” Further interpretation of that mandate sets forth that these endowment funds are to be used as seed money for a new, emerging or enhanced/renewed mission/outreach within or beyond All Saints’ UMC. In allocating these funds, emphasis will be given to mission/outreach that extends beyond current mission projects. These endowment funds are not to take the place of annual budget funds for mission.
A new Endowment Committee of 5 church members has been established to oversee the administration of these funds and to make a recommendation to the Church Council as to disbursement of these funds. Contact the Church Office for more information.
Watch this video to see how All Saints' served in mission with Habitat for Humanity in 2016: