Missions and Outreach Update

The Mission and Outreach Committee has provided donations to a multitude of organizations. This was made possible due to the generosity of several members and past members of our Church who have provided monetary donations to support the Missions Endowment fund designated for local support. In addition, as part of our “225th Celebration”, a Global Mission Endowment fund was created to be used for Global Missions.

Missions Endowment Fund to support local needs:

The Missions Endowment that is to be used for local Missions in 2015 amounted to $15,031. We have provided a list of organizations below with the amount of the donations that have been provided:

 $2,500 Home Front

 $1,500 Covenant to Care

 $1,000 Scholarship to support FUMNS (Nursery School)

 $1,500 Neighbors Link

 $1,500 Bridgeport Rescue Mission

 $1,500 United Methodist Housing

 $1,000 New Neighborhoods

 $1,500 CT Challenge

 $1,031 New Covenant House

 $2,000 Inspirica

 Global Mission Endowment Fund:

Our Global Mission Endowment Funds amounted to $4,165. We will continue to support Helen Camarce, the Missionary that we sponsored this past year and will continue to do so for a total of 3 years. The cost of supporting Helen Camarce is $2,500 per year.

We have donated the balance of the Global Endowment fund to “Save the Children” in the amount of $1,665.

The Missions Committee will “highlight” each of the organizations that we support over the next couple of weeks/months.

Soup Kitchen Service:

FUMC will be serving at the New Covenant House Soup Kitchen at 174 Richmond Avenue from 4:15 – 5:30 PM on Thursday, January 28th. If you are able to serve please email Pam Drago at pameladrago@aol.com. Thank you.

Christmas Offering:

The collections received with the Christmas offering was donated to “Shelter for the Homeless” and “Person to Person”. Each organization has received $1,435 to support their programs and the people they serve.