Missions

Special Offerings are taken once a month to benefit different local, national and international charities

January:
Ryan’s House for Youth   Ryans house
A homegrown youth outreach program built on community involvement, volunteer participation, and local donations and support.

February:
Hearts and Hammers of South Whidbey
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A local non-profit organization that brings together hundreds of volunteers annually to help repair and rehabilitate homes of those who are physically or financially unable to do the work alone.

March:
UMCOR Sunday
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This offering pays for administrative costs for UMCOR, so all other monies donated during the year can go directly to those in need.

April:
Missionary Lyda Pierce PierceLyda01

Lyda supports the development of Hispanic/Latino ministries throughout the conference, while focusing particularly on the lower Yakima Valley

Photojournalist Paul Jeffrey
LUMC also supports Paul with a salmon dinner benefit in the Fall every year.

As a senior correspondent and photographer, he has filed stories from more than 65 countries jeffreypaul200in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia, writing about everything from hurricanes to healthcare, from massacres to indigenous rights, from refugees to ecumenism.

May:
Helping Hand of South Whidbey
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The goal is to provide immediate financial assistance when basic services of life and well-being are in danger of being discontinued. 

June:Hope for the children of africa
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Our Pacific Northwest conference partners with the Methodist Church in the South Congo to support both the girls and boys orphanage.

July:
Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund
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A community-supported organization dedicated
to raising and disbursing funds for uncovered medically related expenses
to people on South Whidbey who are unable to pay these costs themselves.

August:
Habitat for Humanity Island County
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Part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building houses, communities and hope.

September:
The HUB
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The HUB is an after-school drop-in program offering social and recreational activities for middle and high school youth in a safe, supportive setting. It was started over 20 years ago by LUMC and is now a stand alone organization. They meet in the church basement.

October:
Church Stewardship

November:
Holiday House
Readiness to Learn

The Holiday House is a project designed to ensure every child has a chance to experience the joy of the season. Each year a “store” is created where income eligible families can shop for special toys and gifts for their children.

Christmas Eve: SW Homeless Coalition
South Whidbey Homeless Coalition
Addressing the homeless problem on South Whidbey.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS LUMC SUPPORTS

Global Child Nutrition Foundation:
LUMC member Gene White co-founded the GCNFGCNF.
As the Foundation’s President, she travels to many countries helping establish school feeding programs for some of the world’s poorest children.

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EDELAC:
(Escuela de la Calle, School of the Street.) A special elementary school for homeless or very poor children, “street kids,” established in Quetzaltenango, the second-largest city in Guatemala. The school is part of an independent, non-profit organization.

Good Cheer Food Bank:good cheer logo
LUMC collects food the first Sunday of every month and in the spring and summer there is a Garden Exchange table. Extra flowers, veggies, and fruit from gardens are brought to church on Sunday and people exchange lovely homegrown food for money that is donated to Good cheer.

Mission Market:
Need to find a gift for those who already have all they need? Early in December, after worship, local, national, and international charitable organizations set up tables in the Fellowship Hall.  Folks can donate in their giftees name or purchase an item.

Earth Ministry:Earth minstry
LUMC is a Greening Congregations member supporting the engagement of  the faith community in environmental stewardship and advocacy.

Warming Center:SW Homeless Coalition
On cold nights when the temperature falls under 35 degrees the Fellowship Hall is open between 6pm and 8am for folks to spend the night out of the cold. Meal, bedding, warmth and breakfast.

 

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