Mission Opportunities as of April 10

UMCA MISSION OPPORTUNITIES: As of 4/10/22

LENTEN MISSION – Our Missions Committee’s Lenten project benefits the UM-sponsored Advance Directive: “Love beyond Borders,” an interfaith movement to end the pandemic by making vaccines available to all countries through the UNICEF global vaccine distribution effort. We are collecting for this ‘alternative gift’ as a way of honoring Maine’s heroic healthcare workers, who have sacrificed so much to provide dependable, compassionate treatment throughout the marathon pandemic.

DICTIONARIES/PICTIONARIES are needed for the High Street Food Cupboard Book Distribution Project. 

MAPLE SYRUP MISSION PROJECT: Joel and Janet Irish offer Maine-made maple syrup to support mission once again this year. The project benefits Arbor House at Central Maine Medical Center. Syrup may be picked up Saturday (10 am to 1 pm) or Sunday morning after worship. With your support, almost $1,000 will be contributed to Arbor House!

UMCOR – RELIEF FOR THE UKRAINE: We continue to collect for Ukrainian relief through UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. 100% of your donation goes directly to humanitarian aid.

RECYCLABLES – Return deposit bottles and cans are collected in repository bins in the UMCA Fellowship Hall for redemption. 100% of the proceeds support Mechuwana camperships for children and youth. Thank you for your donations!

HIGH STREET FOOD CUPBOARD – Donations are always welcome and may be deposited in the grocery cart to the right as you enter the sanctuary. Books are also needed, especially children’s dictionaries/pictionaries (literacy assistance) and books published in French. Thank you for your generosity!

MISSIONS MILK JUG: donations deposited in the Missions Milk Jug will be given to Trinity Jubilee Center for ministry with the homeless.

QUILTED LAP BLANKETS – blankets are created, donated and blessed before distribution to those negotiating a difficult time in their life’s journey.