Missions

Our Missions are a combination of financial support for missions run by others and those where the people of Nardin Park can be actively involved in delivering missionary services to others. This type of work is quite rewarding, and we can always use more help. You can call the church office to find out how you can get involved in our Missions Program.

Local Ministries

CROP WALK – A walk-a-thon fundraiser held annually the first Sunday of May to support community organizations for hunger relief. -more-

FOCUS: HOPE – Bi-monthly Saturday morning delivery of food to families in need in the Pontiac area. -more-

SOS – One-week homeless shelter at Nardin Park for about 30 adults and children referred by South Oakland Shelter.

HARVEST ALTAR/FOOD BOXES – Food boxes located in the church for regular collection and Thanksgiving Sunday collection of food items to be donated to St. Alexander’s.

CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING – Gifts to needy persons at Farmington Neighborhood House and Project Angel Tree (gifts for families of prisoners).  

National/Global Missions

APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT – A one-week youth summer (June/July) program (ASP) with adult leadership, involving them in home repair projects in Appalachia, cultural understanding, and group enrichment. -more-

VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION (VIM) – Two-week work team for adults to Costa Rica.

MISSIONARY SUPPORT – A touring person who is serving in the Israel/Palestine area. For more information see web site http://www.alexawad.org/

WORLD SERVICE FUND/CONFERENCE BENEVOLENCES – Heart of our denomination-wide presence, funded through our apportionments of the United Methodist Church, strengthening our evangelism efforts and helping God’s children everywhere by meeting their daily physical and spiritual needs.

 

Special Sundays

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING – Offering taken during Lent to assist people worldwide who strive to feed and support their families and work toward a better life.

 

Mission Endowment Fund

This fund, under the recommendation of the mission work area and direction of the Board of Trustees, is used annually for mission projects of the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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