Williamsville United Methodist Church will be reaching out in ministry this year with special appeals for mission. Much of what we do as a church in mission comes through paying our Shared Ministries. Too often however, we know little of how our giving is ultimately used, and so, we have decided to highlight several specific mission programs that that the United Methodist Church supports. Our focus over the course of the year on these programs will allow us to grow our Shared Ministry Giving. These following mission opportunities focus on international, national, and local type programs.
Our Gifts Will Help Young Girls Pursue Their Dreams
To date we collected $332 for our Shared Ministries which support ministries like Angels’ Haven Orphanage in Thailand. The orphanage specializes in caring for children with HIV and AIDS. If you would still like to make a donation, just mark M&M on your donation envelope or consider going to the website www.williamsvilleumc.org, clicking on the DONATE button and completing the MONEY & MISSION box.
Teacher, seamstress, dancer, musician, missionary, hairdresser….these are some of the careers the twelve girls living at the Angels’ Haven orphanage dream about. The orphanage is in Chiang Mai, Thailand and was established to care for children with HIV and AIDS. The girls, aged 10-17 have been abandoned or orphaned and many of them have HIV. The ministry of Angels’ Haven has established a sense of family and stability for the girls.
All of the children attend school and the older girls attend a vocational school to help them prepare for their future. Our gifts will help support basic housing, education and food. Food is a substantial part of the cost as it is important that the girls east nutritious and substantial food because many of them have compromised immune systems.
On April 30th we collected $206 for this mission opportunity. If you were unable to make a contribution, please consider going to the website www.williamsvilleumc.org, clicking on the DONATE button and completing the MONEY & MISSION box.
Throughout the balance of the year you will have an opportunity to donate your loose change to these worthy causes. Each Sunday in the Oakgrove entrance there will be a receptacle where you can drop all of those coins that weigh down your pockets and purses.
In addition, there will be opportunities to support these mission efforts through Fifth Sunday special appeal offerings in April, July and October, by making donations online, or possibly giving at church via a giving kiosk in the Oakgrove entrance.
As disciples of Christ we are called to make a difference in the world. What better way to make a difference than to share our resources with those most in need.