There are many opportunities to reach out in generosity and service throughout the year! Check out some of the ways the people of Arden UMC seek to reach out in love and care to all of God’s people!
Throughout Advent, we collect donations for the Board of Child Care, which serves children and youth in need throughout our annual conference. Children can pick up Red Stockings to collect coins, and special offering envelopes will be available. All donations received through the last Sunday of December which are given in the stockings and envelopes will be sent to the Board of Child Care. We especially invite you to bring your gift of the Board of Child Care on Christmas Eve. Undesignated gifts will support the ministries of Arden UMC.
COLD WEATHER CLOTHING DRIVE
Sponsored by Agape Village Children’s Church Program
Be part of our mission to our partner school – Mountain Ridge Intermediate. Each November and December, donations are collected for hats, gloves, scarves & coats to help keep children warm this winter! Ages 8 -11.
FAMILY MISSION TRIP
June 14-17, 2017
Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center (Knoxville, MD)
Disciples of ALL AGES are invited to join this new and special opportunity for families, couples and individuals of all ages to reach out in service. We will begin accepting sign ups in the new year. The cost per person, including lodging and meals, is $25. Scholarships available. The rest of the costs will be fundraised and participants are asked help!
Sign up by filling out and returning this REGISTRATION FORM
ADULT MISSION TRIP
July 16-22, 2017
The 2017 Mission Trip will travel to southern West Virginia to aid in relief following the 2016 floods. The team will be based out of White Sulphur Springs. Contact Brittany Young for more information.
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AT AFRICA UNIVERSITY
We are working to establish a new partnership with the Agricultural Department at Africa University (Old Mutare, Zimbabwe). Possibilities include hosting intern(s) from AU here, taking a group to Zimbabwe to work on projects, raising funds for scholarships or projects, and much more!
You can already give donations to support this important work at Africa University! Visit the Farm Development Project page HERE to donate today!
PUERTO RICO PARTNERSHIP
Another new partnership we are estblishing is with programs for children and youth in partnership with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. We hope to lead a trip there after Easter 2017. This trip will also be an opportunity for persons from surrounding United Methodist churches Martinsburg, Inwood, etc.) to send members with us! Watch for information or contact the church office for more details.