Adopt A School
In August of 2018, the principal of Midway Hills Primary School was a guest speaker at the Administrative Council meeting. She told about the needs of her “babies” and discussed how we could assist. The Lucy Harrington Circle and the United Methodist Men’s Club of Hopewell joined forces and went to work. As mission projects, these two organizations have donated funds and purchased clothing, coats, underwear, socks, and school supplies. These gifts of the heart have had a huge impact on the children in need at Midway.
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
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.
Prayers and Squares Quilt Ministry Presentation to the United Methodist Church Annual Conference on Oct 21, 2018
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.