Blessing Box – have you seen the new Blessings Box outside the church Key Bank entrance? This box (cabinet) is meant to provide non-perishable food items and toiletries for folks with an immediate need. Take what you need, give what you can, share the word if you know of someone who needs a little boost. You may add items to the box at any time, if the box is full you may drop items off at the church office (Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM) to replenish when supplies are low.
Ongoing – Volunteers are sought for Mission trips to the areas of our Upper New York Conference affected by the flooding. Please contact the church office (315-287-2440) if you can assist with this work, the secretary can put you in contact with the appropriate person. Conference links: http://www.unyumc.org/mission/vim
Ongoing – Health Kits and Flood buckets are being collected. Specifics can be found at this link: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/getconnected/supplies/flood-bucket/
August – We’ve Got Your Back to School. We are collecting the following school supplies to distribute: folders, glue sticks, pencils, 1 subject spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, cap erasers. We are also collecting new underwear for elementary age children.
October – We’ve Got Your Back in the Cold – donated coats are available at the church.
December – donated stuffed animals and fleecy blankets were given to the Foster Care organization for distribution to kids in foster care in 2015. Angel Tree gifts helped a young family have a brighter Christmas celebration.
December – the Christmas offering is collected to support several mission opportunities.
June – August, scholarships for those attending a Methodist camp. $75 and go! Check out the opportunities here: http://aldersgateny.org/
Through out the Year – United Methodist Women – this group pledges a portion of its’ income to support Mission projects.
July – Vacation Bible School Offering -the monies faithfully brought in by the children support various opportunities.
2018 – Prison Fellowship, to scholarship support for children of incarcerated persons to attend a Christian summer camp.
2017 – Flood relief in the Mohawk Valley, NY.
2016 – North Country Mission of Hope.
2015 – the Ugandan Water Project.
2014 – Ryan’s Wish Foundation to support local families and individuals needing assistance as they travel to medical appointments.
2013 – “To Haiti With Love” for burn creme.
2012 – the Fresh Air Fund.
2011 – UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to assist with tornado and flood relief in the Midwestern US.