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Mar Elias School November Mission

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 staff.  Imagine a  school that includes Christian,…

Mar Elias Christian School – November Mission

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 along.  This Christian School has recently received…

JAK’s Place – Be the Solution

What is the biggest thing that keeps JAK’s Place from being all that it can be?  STIGMA    It keeps people away. People don’t want to be seen here,  They don’t want to be associated with …gasp… mental illness.  Many of them avoid seeking help that they badly need.  Some of them commit suicide.  All because mental illness is seen as something…

JAK’s Place – October Mission

The October Mission is JAK’s Place.  JAK’s Place opened in September 2006.  The Mission: We are a community resource with an inviting, encouraging, and caring atmosphere focused on the needs hopes, goals and gifts of everyone who comes in our door.  Through outreach, education, and active programming we seek to be a refuge and a beacon for all those whose lives have been…

Missions – Sturgeon Bay UMC

Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church is “MissionMinded”, that is we are strong believers in missions.  We have monthly mission projects to learn about, to pray for and to support with our money gifts.  We have additional mission offerings during the year that the national UMC traditionally supports.  We also encourage individuals and groups of the church folk to volunteer in “mission” with…

September 2015 Mission – Paul Webster

September 2015 Mission – Paul Webster Missionary Ten years ago, the Lunda people was a hunter-gatherer tribe in Zambia. The sustainability of their life style became impossible. Infant mortality approached 50%. Life expectancy was 35. There was hunger. Chief Kayama of the tribe took the initiative and invited the United Methodist Church to send an agricultural missionary. He offered 1000 hectares of…