Category Archive: Missions

Feb 21

June 2017 Mission Trip

During the week of June 4–10, 2017, Lincoln Park UMC will be taking a trip to Tarboro, North Carolina, to help families who are still recovering from hurricanes and flooding over the past several years. Chances are we will be helping to demolish and/or restore homes. Tasks could include: demolition, cleaning, laying tile and/or flooring, studding walls and installing insulation, dry walling, spackling, painting, etc.

Brian Hibshman, a member of Mohnton UMC, general contractor, and veteran of numerous work trips, has graciously agreed to lead our expedition.

I can personally attest to the blessing which comes through these kinds of mission trips to help others. While brief and sometimes challenging, they can be life transforming.

The cost of this one week trip will be between $250–$350. This includes everything: travel, lodging, food, and supplies for our project. I’m hoping to have around twelve volunteers. If you are interested, please contact me.

— Pastor Dave

Nov 05

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas ChildThe Power of a Simple Gift

Join what God is doing and pack a shoebox! says Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization, led by Franklin Graham. At LP Church, generous participants since 2002 have filled 1,000 shoeboxes for children in need in over 130 countries. Many have never received a gift before.

Brochures in the Wagner Room give ideas on what to buy and how to pack your box. Also, at samaritanspurse.org, you can read much more about the program, print labels that will allow you to track your box so you know what country it goes to, and even pack a box online for $25.

The ministry not only provides smiles and gifts, but reading materials and follow-up to introduce children to Jesus Christ.

If you have extra shoeboxes, you can bring them to our Wagner Room for others to use, and plastic containers can also be substituted for a shoe box.

Boxes are due in the Wagner Room by Sunday, November 20. Give Your $7 Donation Online to Track the Destination of Your Shoebox Gift! The amazing journey of a shoebox begins with you!

Nov 05

Be an Angel Again This Christmas

Angel TreeWhen we set up our Angel Tree after Thanksgiving, you’ll be able to pick a tag (or two?) to buy gifts for others who are not as fortunate as we are. Through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Program, Lincoln Park Church has been able to help (usually three) families, with gifts and more.

The tags on the tree are requests for items like winter clothes, boots, simple toys or crafts for children, and household items. Gift cards to Giant and Wal-Mart have also been purchased through your donations. Your generosity makes Christmas a bit better for those whose needs are so great.

Thank you!

Oct 06

Fall Food Drive

Missions Committee 2016 Food DriveIt is time for the Fall Food Drive, which benefits our good neighbors at the Greater Berks Food Bank. New Journey food bank also receives contributions from this larger food bank.

During the month of October, we are accepting donations of the following non-perishable food items:

  • Cereal
  • Cans of fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup, etc.

WE ARE ALSO ACCEPTING CASH & CHECK DONATIONS

Please place items in the designated containers in the back of the Sanctuary in the Wagner Room.

Thank you for helping our needy citizens of Berks County!

— The Missions Committee

Greater Berks Food Bank – Overview from Design Revolution Studios, LLC on Vimeo.

Mar 01

Join Our New Young Adult Group for a Service Project

When 11 of our young adults met for dinner on January 31, they shared more than pasta and babysitters — most importantly, a desire to meet again. They agreed on a service project for their first event.

On Friday, March 18, 5:30–7:30 pm, in our Church Kitchen, they plan to make soup for the Greater Mifflin Food Pantry.

Please join them to help out if you’d like to be part of this group. Babysitting provided!

Soup Kitchen

Other shared interests for future events include:

  • Social events like dinners, brunches, picnics
  • A parents’ group
  • Sports — hiking, bowling, skiing, skating, etc.
  • Informative programs (or series of programs) about parenting, family, stress, time management, coping, religion, or other topics relevant to their stage of life.

A second event for spring will possibly be a video and discussion about parenting.

Lastly, there was much enthusiasm for the formation of a children’s choir, and two of our young adults – Krista Gilham and KC Dianna – eagerly volunteered to lead it. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 1, 6-6:30 pm, at the church. All children 10 and under are most welcome.

So, the ball is rolling. Now all you need to do is come! If you have questions, suggestions, or would like to be added to our email list, contact Cheri Fallon, Coordinator.

Feb 23

One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing
On Sunday, March 6, 2016, we will join with other Methodists to celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing.

This is a crucial Sunday for us because it is the day we come together to empower our disaster relief arm of Global Ministries, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, for an entire year. If you remember,

  • When tornadoes hit Mississippi, UMCOR was there.
  • When Syrian refugees needed help, UMCOR was there.
  • When a typhoon in the Philippines displaced tens of thousands of people, UMCOR was there.
  • When an earthquake and a tsunami decimated villages in Japan, UMCOR was there.

This One Great Hour of Sharing covers the operating costs of UMCOR, which allows UMCOR to be where it needs to be, when it needs to be there, for as long as it needs to be there … and allows UMCOR to funnel earmarked donations directly to the designated project.

Together, we can make One Great Hour of Sharing a phenomenal success. Together, we can make sure that UMCOR can go wherever people are in critical need.
 

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