Missions Monday: Piedmont First UMC's story

7/8/2019

Piedmont First UMC (Cheaha District)
Various Mission Engagement Efforts

The congregation of Piedmont First United Methodist is reaching out to its community and beyond in various ways including.

  • Monthly financial support for the Piedmont Benevolence Center which is a cooperative effort of seven or more churches in the area to meet food and clothing needs for low income and indigent individuals in the area.
     
  • Sew Love is a group of 8-10 ladies using sewing skills to make pillowcases for a local facility which works with seriously ill patients.
     
  • Bi-weekly meals prepared by two teams, known as "Shared Bounty Teams," of church women and carried to the homes of approximately 40 individuals/families each time (elderly or sick folks mostly).
     
  • A team of men recently worked two days in cooperation with Calhoun County Habitat for Humanity on the first Habitat Home in Calhoun County to be built for a military-related family. The home is in Piedmont. Others in the church helped feed a team of approximately 20 high school students from Minnesota who had come to work on the Habitat Home. (They fed them one day and helped enlist three other community churches to feed on other days).

In addition, a work team of 24 adults and youth went to Hinton United Methodist Rural Life Center in Hayesville, North Carolina, on May 26-31 to work on some housing repair and rehab projects there.


Bicentennial Celebration of Missions

For more than 200 years, Methodists from all continents have engaged in mission work that has transformed the world through the “work of justice, alleviate suffering; build peace; heal the sick; empower women; train leaders; and witness to the kingdom of God.” This year’s bicentennial celebration recognizes the mission work that has been done over the years.

The North Alabama Conference is celebrating the mission work of our congregations and organizations. You are invited to share your mission stories through an article or a short video. Send your congregation's stories to akufarimai@umcna.org.


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