August Missions Spotlight
Conference Mission Month: Housing and Homeless Council, Aldersgate Homes & Wesley Woods
Our mission spotlight is on Aldersgate Homes, the Housing and Homeless Council, and Wesley Woods. These conference missions serve the needs of developmentally disabled adults, ministries serving people in poverty, and older adults in need of community. In August your communion offering goes to support the important work of these programs.
Tuesday August 6th is our turn to provide the meals for our neighbors in need at Meals and More. Please come lend a hand and a friendly face. 3pm-5pm in the Wilder Center Dining Room. We work alongside 2nd Ave UMC to create and pack 75 meals.
Upcoming Mission Trips
Puerto Rico, June 18th-25th, 2020
In 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. As of now, there are still 50,000 homes in need of repair. Working with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, UMCOR has sent over 100 teams with over 1,000 members to help with rebuilding. UMCOR's new goal is to repair 36 homes per month. Given that the Methodist Church of PR has made available three retreat camps to encourage teams to come lend a hand. Nest summer, June 18th-25th, 2020, a team from Rome First UMC will answer the call. Ages 18 and up, all skill levels of none at all, are welcome and needed. If you're interested, please let us know. Information packets available in the office.
There is no recovery without rebuilding first. The formerly homeless of Cass Community are now building and delivering solar panels to the people of Puerto Rico. Rome First UMC has the opportunity to be a small part of good work alongside great people.