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March Mission – Local Pastoral Fund

by Roderick Krueger

There are times in our church when Pastor Dave is asked to help someone who is down on their luck.  He needs to have some money available for a hand up. Jesus tells us that when we help others we are really helping Him.  He also says that we need to love our neighbors. That […]

February Mission – UMCOR

by Roderick Krueger

Arriving in Europe on foot or in leaking boats, more than 1 million individuals have fled their homes rather than continue to face daily dangers of bombings and other threats of violence.  Meeting the needs of this unprecedented number of refugees has put a strain on local governments, local economies, and social and relief organizations […]

February 2016 Mission – UMCOR European Migrant Relief Efforts

by Roderick Krueger

More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx.  Thousands of displaced persons continue to pour into Europe from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and various parts of northern Africa.  Trying to meet the needs of the migrants has put a tremendous strain […]

SBUMC Senior Ride Program – January 2016 Mission

by Roderick Krueger

Over the last year or so our church leadership has been examining our church’s missional outreach here in Sturgeon Bay.  We have identified several areas where we can do more to meet the needs of our community, members of our church, and friends.  One area in particular where we saw a need that we could […]

Mittens & Blankets – December Mission

by Roderick Krueger

Our traditional mitten tree will again be gracing our lobby for the Christmas season.  Many of our local school children go to school without good warm mittens.  Unfortunately, those little stretchy gloves that are so popular and sell for about $1.00, are what most of them are wearing.  If you’ve ever had a pair of […]

Mar Elias School November Mission -3

by Roderick Krueger

One of th obvious areas for needed support are scholarships for the  youth and children at Mar Elias.  some 65% of the 1300+ student body could not attend without financial assistance.  Educational opportunities for Palestinian youth are rare.  And remember, rarer still, the  student body is composed of both Jews, and Muslims and Christians who […]

Mission in Laos

by Roderick Krueger

For several years, the UMC of Sturgeon Bay has been supporting the emerging mission in Laos.  Our point of contact is missionary Beverly Barte, and her family.  The family recently visited Sturgeon Bay for a personal interpretation of their work. The UMC is new in Laos.  They recently celebrated their tenth anniversary.  New Christians are […]

Mar Elias School – November Mission

by Roderick Krueger

The frightening stress and warfare between the Palestinians and theIsraelis is well known.  Regardless of your view of this conflict, this month we have the opportunity of having a positive impact on this conflict.  The Committee on Missions is excited to promote the Mar Elias School in the Palestinian areas.  But it is the only […]

Mar Elias School November Mission

by Roderick Krueger

The Palestinian – Israeli conflict stirs many strong conflicting feelings.  The strong feelings exist within our own congregation as well.  The excitement, however, of the Committee on Missions is that this month’s project speaks creatively to this situation and rises well above the conflict. Imagine an educational complex that involves both Palestinian and Jewish teaching […]

Mar Elias Christian School – November Mission

by Roderick Krueger

This is what “Peace” can look like.  One is Christian and one is Muslim, but most important both are classmates and friends.  All schools in Palestine are religious schools.  Jewish schools receive 100% funding.  Mar Elias School is a Christian school where Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Druzes can learn academics but also how to get […]