Mission Opportunities

5K for Child Hunger Relief:  The money raised will be used to address food insecurities in Michigan.  If you are interested in walking, running, riding, or wagging please check out the website for further details.  https://2022.michiganumc.org/5kchildhunger/

Pastor Cathy is planning on running the 5K event in Traverse City so she is accepting donations to sponsor her in the event.  All donations must be submitted by May 22 to the church office.

Flood Bucket Cleaning Kit The Midwest Distribution Center truck returns to the Annual Conference parking lot, and the Mission Committee has decided to support the collection of items to fill the Flood Bucket Cleaning Kit.  There will be a table set up in the Narthex to receive the items along with the list posted there.  Pastor Cathy, Laurie Kaufman de la Garza, and Sue Lagina are attending the Annual Conference this year, so they will make sure the items donated are transported to the truck.  The Donation deadline is May 22. 

Have you ever wanted to visit Paradise?  Well now you may have that opportunity by joining six others on a mission trip to God's Country Cooperative Parish for three days in June.  We will be there from Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, June 24.  Please call the church office if interested.

Ukraine

If you wish to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people, you can contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response.  This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

To donate, mail or bring in a gift marked “Ukraine.”  Checks should be made out to Memorial UMC but clearly marked for Ukraine.  You could also donate through our website:  www.gladstonechurch.org.

The Love Beyond Borders campaign aims to raise funds for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The initiative has emerged from First United Methodist Church, Boise, ID and seeks to engage The United Methodist Church in supporting COVAX alongside UNICEF, the key vaccine delivery partner.

All funds raised will be sent to UNICEF for this project.  A donation of $37 will provide 10 people with two doses of the vaccine.  If interested in donating, make your check payable to the church and mark in the memo Love Beyond Borders.  Or you can go to the link and donate there.  https://umcmission.org/advance-project/unice

Donate your GFS points or Elmer's Points

Memorial UMC uses these points to offset grocery costs for projects like Bay Area Campus Ministry meals and Hope at the Inn meals.   We currently have 73,824 Elmer's  points.