Elijah’s Barrel

This ministry is an extension of the Chard Way Food Pantry of Milledgeville.  Chard Way makes available food to those in need.  Hopewell’s United Men’s Club has their membership bring food stuffs monthly to their meeting.  The items are then collected and provided to the Chard Way Food Pantry.

Little Mission House

The little white church located in the narthex of Hopewell was built by church member, Ollie Roach, to resemble Hopewell and to house quarters given on Sundays by children and adults to support local missions. Some of the local missions benefiting from this giving, but not limited to are: Crossroads Pregnancy Center, River of Life, Milledgeville Cares, Relay for Life, Chard Wray Food Pantry, Young Life of Baldwin County and Wesley House.

Lucy Harrington Circle of the United Methodist Women

Mission Initiatives
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:

Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
Equipping women & girls to be leaders
Providing transformative educational experiences
Organizing for growth & flexibility
Working for justice through service & advocacy 

Focus on Women, Children & Youth
From its beginning, United Methodist Women has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth.

The Lucy Harrington Circle meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Dinner is served.

Prayers & Squares – Chartered May 21, 2017

Prayers & Squares is an interfaith outreach organization that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt.  Unlike many other groups that make quilts for charitable causes, the purpose of Prayers & Squares is not to make and distribute quilts, but to promote prayer through the use of quilts.  Our motto is: “It’s not about the quilt; it’s all about the prayers.”

The idea behind these prayer quilts is simple.  A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied with a square knot.  As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in need – someone who has asked us to pray for them.  The quilt is then given to that person.  What makes each quilt unique is not the pattern, color, or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one. These “comforters” are a statement of faith, and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.

Prayers & Squares meets monthly on the third Sunday at 5:30 pm.  Check the church calendar just to confirm.

River of Life

River of Life is a series of events held each summer aimed at enabling youth and adults, from many different churches, to come together to express the love of Jesus Christ by ministering to the people of a particular community through home repairs and improvements. 
 

River of Life focuses on bringing young people to Christ through servant-hood. This ministry hopes to teach the future generation what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ. While these youth come to hopefully bless someone else, they usually end up being the ones blessed.

Enrollment is open to youth (6-12 grade) and adults willing to volunteer.

Galatians 5:6 . . . the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.

Churches and groups of all sizes collect boxes from their communities. Some churches also serve as drop-off locations for shoeboxes the third week of November every year.

Thousands of volunteers serve annually inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for international shipping. Every hour work stops for a few minutes to pray for the children who will receive the boxes.

Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.

Pastors around the world host shoebox distributions in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients.

United Methodist Children’s Home

In 1856, The Bibb County Widows and Orphans Home was established “outside the city of Macon.” In the years after the Civil War, citizens in Middle Georgia suffered along with the rest of the region from lack of jobs, income and food. Rev. Jessie Boring, a Methodist Civil War chaplain, worked to establish a place of refuge for needy children and youth. In 1872, Bibb County sold this Home to the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church for one dollar.

The organization began its journey from an orphanage to a residential treatment and foster care provider. The Methodist Home shelters children while nourishing and enriching each child’s life to prepare them to transition into productive, healthy adult members of society. The Methodist Home in Macon has evolved from a 92-acre working farm with a few small buildings to a beautiful residential campus, which provides hope and happiness to at-risk children and youth.

The Methodist Home is a faith-based organization working to better equip at-risk youth and families for the future. Our mission is to be a model agency that restores childhoods, strengthens families and cultivates a people-building organization.

United Methodist Committee on Relief

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church.  The mission,  compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

Visit their website at https://www.umcor.org/ for more information.

United Methodist Men’s Club

The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.

The United Methodist Men’s Club meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Dinner is served.

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