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2018 Mission Report

Mission Report for 2018

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF OUR MISSION ACTIVITIES FOR 2018:

We added CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) to our mission project list for the first time this year. On January 14th Margie Clemmer spoke about the work of CASA and we collected $702.

Daniel Sukowski talked on February 11th about his upcoming mission trip with Campus Outreach to New Zealand and we collected $3,589 over several Sundays for his trip.

We continue to help the Ark Singers with their church, orphanage, and building fund in Ukraine. The Ark singers visited on March 4th and presented a concert and a visual update of their ministry. Our four quarterly collections this year and the love offering totaled $5,900.

On April 29th Pam Kiper spoke to our congregation about Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to feeding starving children around the world in body, mind and soul. We collected $906. Our church had 35-40 volunteers participating in packing meals at Ewtonville Baptist church on November 2nd and 3rd.

Our Hands-on Mission Project in May, coordinated by Dawn Jones, was to make up home buckets for Zimbabwe. We sent 26 buckets valued at $28 each including shipping – $728.

Delanie Sukowski spoke on May 21st about her upcoming training and gospel sharing experience in the Smokey Mountains this summer with Campus Outreach and we collected $1,103 to help with her expenses.

On June 3rd we collected for the Bishop’s Special Collection $293 (children from South Sudan in refugee camps in Uganda) and Change for Children $293 (needy children from the Holston conference)

The Gideons visited Chapel Hill on June 24th and $590 was given to their ministry.

Our July project was school supplies for Sequatchie County students to support the “Give a Kid a Chance” event coordinated by a group of local agencies. We collected $176 and 85 packs of notebook paper – we sent 300 packs of paper for the event.

Boo and Phylis Hankins, former missionaries from the Houston Conference to South Sudan, spoke at the morning service on Sunday August 26th and we collected $734 for South Sudan.

Many people at our church support the Next Step Resource Center (formerly the Women’s Care Center) by attending their annual banquet in March, sending in personal donations, or participating in the “Walk for Life” in September. Our church had 25-30 youth and adults on the walk.  Debbie Chandler, Director of the center spoke on August 19th at our morning service and $150 was collected.

September 30th brought us a guest speaker for the Hands of Christ, a medical mission in Honduras, run by John and Dr Ana Lamon. Sarah Hathaway gave us an update on the Women’s Clinic that is being built and showed pictures of the work done by the many medical teams that help serve the poor of Honduras. We collected $520.

On Sunday October 21st we collected $2,350 and on Sunday October 26th we collected $365 for UMCOR to help with relief after Hurricane Michael.

Our Local Food Bank, run by the Sequatchie County Fellowship of Churches, was our mission focus for November. Denise Kell came to our morning worship service on November 18th to give us an update on the program and we collected $257 to help fund the continuing work of the food bank. Our church also donated 496 pounds of food this year.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse – Thanks to the efforts of Ethel Powell, Lynna Griffith and the K-5 group of children, 20 shoe boxes were packed. The value of this donation is $500

The mission project in December involved providing Christmas gifts for 26 local needy children. Dawn Jones passed out names and collected the gifts. This was the largest number of children we have helped.

We continued our support of the Holston Home with $3,475 collected from 5th Sunday offerings and Sunday School Funds.

The Benevolence Fund is a special fund administered by our pastor to help families and individuals with emergencies. This past year $2,812 was dispersed.

 

OUR FIVE-STAR MISSION ACTIVITIES

Each year we hold a craft and bake sale at the October Men’s Barbecue to raise funds to finance mission activities.  We dispersed mission funds to be recognized as a Holston Conference Five-Star Mission Church. To be eligible, a church has to pay its fair share in full, which Chapel Hill pays from general church funds, and:

  1. Give to at least one International Advance (we sent Maria Humbane in Zimbabwe $150 and Helen Roberts-Evans in Liberia $150)
  2. Give to at least one U.S. Advance (we sent the Appalachian Service Project $150)
  3. Give to at least one UMCOR Advance (we sent $500 to UMCOR Disaster Response in U.S. to help after hurricanes Florence and Michael)
  4. Give to at least one Conference Advance (we sent Fred and Libby Dearing in South Sudan $500, Camp Lookout $150 and the Bethlehem Center $150)

The total for our Five-Star giving was $1,750.

We were also able to send $1000 to the Hands of Christ and $250 to Feed My Starving Children from our craft/bake sale funds. A total of $3000 has been dispersed from our craft/bake sale mission funds this year!

Thanks to the generosity of everyone at Chapel Hill our mission outreach for 2018 was approximately $28,443 and many volunteer hours of service. This dollar total does not include individual contributions to the Next Step Resource Center, food donations to the food bank or the cost of Christmas gifts for needy children.

 

Missions

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FEBRUARY MISSIONS FEATURED PROJECT – THE ARK SINGERS

We continue to support the work of the Ark Singers in Ukraine with our quarterly donations and for 2020 they will be: March 29, June 28, September 27 and December 27. Please give your donation to Ben Hartman or Jane Indyk and make checks out to Chapel Hill Missions with “Ark Singer” in the memo line.

On January 11th we received a newsletter from the Ark Singers – see it posted on the Mission Bulletin Board. They are coming to the eastern USA in February and are scheduled to be at Chapel Hill in early March. We will announce the date of their visit in the bulletin. Please keep the Ark Singers and their ministry in your prayers and donate as you are able.

 

OTHER MISSION NEWS:

CASA:

Thank you for your generous support of our January mission project! We collected $455 for this worthy program.

UMCOR: Donations of $200 were sent in to Holston Conference for disaster relief. If you are interested in giving money to help with the United Methodist Committee on Relief, you can give it to Jane Indyk or leave in her mailbox (make checks out to Chapel Hill Missions with UMCOR in the memo line).

FMSC: We are continuing to collect for the mobile packing event which will take place here at Chapel Hill on March 20-21 and if you would like to adopt a child to feed for one year there is still time. It costs $88 to feed one child one meal a day for a year – donations in any amount may be given to Jane Indyk. Please watch your bulletin for information on volunteering for the pack.

 

Jane Indyk for Chapel Hill Missions

 

Please follow these guidelines when bringing groups that include youth.

 

  • K – 2nd grade: 1 youth to 1 adult
  • 3rd – 6th grade: 3 youth to 1 adult
  • 7th – 9th grade: 4 youth to 1 adult
  • 10th – 12th grade: 5 youth to 1 adult

 

All volunteers must be aware of the following rules.

 

  • Volunteers MUST arrive 15 minutes prior to their shift.
  • Volunteers MUST wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Volunteers should stay at home if they are not feeling well or if they have severe food allergies.
  • Jewelry must be removed in the packing room, so leave it at home if you can (an FDA regulation that FMSC must follow).
  • Volunteers will be asked at the end of the packing session for donations to fund the packing event. Please inform volunteers to come prepared to donate (cash, check, credit) if they haven’t already donated.

 

Chapel Hill is hosting the Mobile Pack on March 20-21, and we wanted to give our church family the first opportunities to register.  Currently it is listed as a private event, and this will change to Public Registration on March 1 at 8:00 am  You may sign up by going to http://www.fmsc.org, and click on VOLUNTEER button at the top of the screen, scroll down on the screen and enter our zip code 37327, and then click the SEARCH button.  A new screen will appear with DUNLAP COMMUNITY MOBILEPACK will appear. and you must click on VIEW PRIVATE EVENT, enter access code Dunlap2020, click SUBMIT, at which point you will be able to select your time slot(s). 

 

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