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United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
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A member of our church has generously funded the entire of of a new Habitat House (1850 Artisan Avenue), so the Habitat folks wanted to give the congregation of JMUMC first crack at volunteering our services as part of the building crew. Work days are from 8:30pm to 3:30pm (Tuesday - Saturday each week) and the expected completion date is sometime in early December. The church is seeking volunteers willing to commit to a specific day (or part of a day) each week through completion of the house. We're also looking for those folks who cn't commit to a specific regulary time, but who may want to volunteer on a "come-as-you-can" basis. Please be assured that any and all volunteers are welcomed throughout the entire build. Contact Bob Matthews.
This fund is used to help those who have needs that cannot be met by information and referral to any of the other agencies in the city who provide help for people, and for people who are directly related to Johnson Memorial UMC.
Obviously, there is a real need in this area to assist people who are falling through the cracks of other agencies. If you can assist us in this ministry by donating to the Jim Ray Fund, it would be appreciated.
The Johnson Memorial Alternative Gift Fair was held on Sunday, October 21, 2007, in the social hall immediately following the 10:55am worship service. There were opportunities to support many good causes and to honor your friends and family. The groups represented are still in need, and include the following: UMCOR, Africa University , “Nothing But Nets”, Heifer International, Huntington City Mission, Branches, Unlimited Future, Inc., TEAM for West Virginia Children, Tri-State Literacy Council, Ebenezer Community Outreach, Faith in Action, and Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity. Click here for the complete list and information regarding each one project. Please consider continuing your support.
Common Grounds, our Thursday evening worship service, has developed into an outreach project. Approximately 100 homeless or marginally homeless community members attend this service, to be fed physically, with a warm meal, and spiritually through worship.
In the news: Common Grounds has received approval from the National Program Division of General Board of Global Ministrys as a National Advance Special Project. The Advance is an accountable, designated-giving arm of the UMC that ensures 100% of each gift reaches its intended mission or ministry. This is an approval process; there is no gurantee of funding. JM must promote Common Grounds across teh UMC and seek support.
How does it work? We will send information on Common Grounds as broadly as we wish. Congregations that want to support CG will send gfits through their conference treasurers to the National Advance.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry has grown by leaps and bounds. Stitch by stitch we have grown to the point where we could use some financial aid. If you can’t knit or crochet, could you contribute monies to be used for buying yarn? Some of the members from the community need funds so they can make shawls. Our ministry now has members from Ohio , Florida , and other places outside of the Huntington area. Please send funds to the church office. Make checks out to JMUMC with the memo marked "Prayer Shawls." Five dollars can buy enough yarn for one shawl.
For Information regarding the West Virginia Volunteers in Mission, contact Tom Clark at tomclark at oakhillumcgroup dot com or at 304-469-4216.
Who are we? The Vision of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church is to be a covenant community transformed by God’s grace to share the love of Christ with the world.
What do we do? The Mission of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church is to bring others to Christ, embrace them with love, nurture everyone in faith, worship God joyfully, and reach out in service to the world.