Serving the Sturgeon Bay UMC and its congregation

Missions (Page 2)

Ganta Methodist Hospital – August 2016 Mission

Few here have not heard of Wisconsin’s “Imagine no Malaria” campaign. This congregation gave generously toward Wisconsin’s goal of one million dollars. It was surpassed last June! That means many of the 450,000 Liberians served by the Ganta United Methodist Hospital now have life-saving treated mosquito nets. Deaths in Africa have been cut by half. One thing learned was that often the…

Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Liberia – August 2016 Mission

Ganta United Methodist Hospital dates back to 1926 when founded by two missionaries. After experiencing significant devastation during 14 years of war, it became the center of an aggressive and well planned initiative saving the lives of children and mothers. Six or seven years ago, one in 12 women died in child birth. One in four children died before age five. The…

March Mission – Local Pastoral Fund

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 means that not only should we be…

February Mission – UMCOR

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 as well as compassion.  Rev. Ivan Abrahams,…

February 2016 Mission – UMCOR European Migrant Relief Efforts

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 on local economics and governments, as well…

SBUMC Senior Ride Program – January 2016 Mission

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 help with was for those who are…