Jesus said, Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.
Part of proclaiming the good news is showing the love of God through helping others. This can take many forms, from donating and distributing food to rebuilding houses after a hurricane to donating toward specific outreach projects.
We encourage hands-on mission work by our members. A few examples:
- Our St. Paul’s Food Pantry, helping feed local needy families.
- Our Family Promise mission of housing the homeless.
- Serving lunch to homeless people in Camden.
- Volunteering at the Camden Neighborhood Center or Fellowship House of South Camden.
- Working on rebuilding houses in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy.
- Annual trip to Red Bird Missionary Conference in Kentucky to work for a week helping some of Appalacia’s poorest.
We also support special mission projects by taking an offering on the third Sunday of every month. Here are some of the ministries we’ve helped over the past few years:
- UMCOR— The United Methodist Committee on Relief —Helping to heal the hurts of humanity in more than 100 countries, including relief from hurricanes and floods.
- Ranch Hope & Victory House—helping troubled teens in Southern New Jersey.
- Neighborhood Center of Camden—Working with an abundance of love to transform the community.
- Fellowship House of South Camden—Opening a world of opportunities for children through education, family and faith.
- Hope for Liberia–Serving the impoverished people of Liberia.
- Church World Service—Relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry.
- St. John of God School for Special Children—Serving children with disabilities.
- Angel Wreath—Our own program to provide Christmas gifts for needy local children.
- United Methodist Communities—Providing dignified housing and healthcare options for senior adults.
So get involved! Be sure to bring your donation on the third Sunday of each month to help us feed the hungry, clothe the needy, comfort the sick, and give solace to the prisoners.