Support Pensacola Community Ministries and Others
On June 4th, Pastors Alan and Faith will be traveling to Montgomery, Alabama, to join other Methodist pastors for Annual Conference. While there, they will have the opportunity to give an offering from our church at the opening worship service. All donations must be received by May 28th. Take a moment to hear from Bishop David Graves, our resident Bishop, about this special offering.
This year's offering will go to a group of community ministries, one of which is our very of Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries (PUMCM). PUMCM operates out of Richard's Memorial UMC. Our church helps serve there every month through our youth department and through special events during the holidays.
Ways to Give:
- Give on Sunday morning and designate your contribution: 2017 Missional Offering
- Bring your contribution by the church office or drop it in the mail, designated for 2017 Missional Offering
This year’s recipients of the 2017 Missional Offering for the Alabama-West Florida Conference are local mission agencies within the bounds of our conference. They are The Ark, Dumas Wesley Community Center, Mary Ellen’s Hearth, Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries, United Methodist Inner City Mission in Mobile, and Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries.
Below is a brief overview of each agency so that you may learn more about the outstanding work they do in their respective communities.
The Ark has been a ministry in Panama City Beach for more than 40 years. Noah’s Ark was formed as a retreat center for The AWF Conference of The United Methodist Church. Since 2012, they have been developing two new ministry directives: a coffee shop and international student housing. They are committed to combating human trafficking in the area! Thousands of people have been impacted by the ministry of The Ark over the years, and they look forward to continuing this legacy by providing new connections to the community.
Dumas Wesley Community Center
The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center of Mobile, Alabama is to educate, empower and enrich the local community through collaborative programs of Christian service. That includes providing for immediate human needs, strengthening family life, developing leadership and encouraging personal responsibility.
Mary Ellen's Hearth
Mary Ellen’s Hearth offers hope, help, and healing to homeless women and children throughout the River Region (Montgomery area). They offer hope by providing life skills training, transitional housing and Christian love and support. The goal of Mary Ellen’s Hearth is for the families they serve to leave them within two years, their dignity and self-respect restored, prepared for a life of independence.
Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries
Since its founding in 1992, over a thousand participants have become stronger citizens by exploring the world around them. Art, culture, science, history and literature become fun and engaging extensions of learning through the after-school, weekend and summer programs.
Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries
For eight years, PUMCM has been working with Escambia County’s most vulnerable residents: homeless individuals and families, children living in poverty, U.S. veterans, mentally ill, former inmates, substance abusers and others in need. The main purpose of their ministry is to promote the dignity and welfare of the under-resourced in the community by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
United Methodist Inner City Mission in Mobile
The UM Inner City Missions is a Christ-centered, holistic ministry that makes disciples for the transformation of the world by sharing God’s unconditional love with those they serve. The Mission provides ministries where children, youth, and adults can experience love, hope, and acceptance.
All of these ministries are serving as the hands and feet of Christ and the least of these in our world. Our conference is extremely proud of the work they do each day to reach people for Christ. All of these agencies are currently exploring ways they can seek funding in new and creative ways. We are pleased that this year’s missional offering is an in-conference offering and humbly ask that you prayerfully consider giving generously to this special offering. The positive impact from this offering will be widespread across the bounds of the conference. This offering will be presented at Opening Worship of Annual Conference on Sunday, June 4, 2017.