MISSIONS - MINISTRY
United Methodists are disciples of Jesus Christ who continue to heed the lessons that John Wesley taught his followers: to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed, being a compassionate presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel. Explore the ways we are serving throughout the world in different ways.
As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire, or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable.
Relief supplies provide care for the most vulnerable following a disaster or during times of crisis.
UMCOR collects relief supplies in the form of cleaning kits, hygiene kits, and menstrual hygiene kits that are assembled by United Methodist volunteers for distribution in the United States and its territories. You can help keep UMCOR’s relief supply kit inventory ready to go by sending completed kits or giving toward the purchase of needed supplies.
Peace Quilters meet once or twice a month in the church basement to construct fleece blankets and sew quilts for those in need. Our lovingly made quilts have been given to many people, including those given locally as well as quilts driven and hand-delivered to refugees in Mexico. We encourage both Peace members and community members to join us for this worthy cause. Each of the quilts is blessed and the receiver is prayed for. Can't sew? That's ok, we can still use your help to cut, pin, tie, and design. Join us on the first and third Mondays of each month from 9 am - 3 pm in the church basement. (check the church calendar in the current newsletter for the exact schedule.) Bring your own lunch and join in on fellowship and quilting!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The purpose of a prayer shawl is to give someone a tangible example of God’s love and care. Shawls have brought comfort, relief, and the blessings of prayer to the sick, the mourning, and any one of whom it is asked. Shawls bring ongoing prayers of encouragement, strength, hope, and comfort to the receiver. Every shawl is made with prayer, intention, and love. Upon completion of the shawl, it is blessed, we pray for the person who receives it and it is delivered. May the recipient be reminded of God’s infinite love each time they wrap it around their soul. All are invited to join us in this ecumenical ministry, even those who don’t yet crochet and knit. We will teach you if you don’t know how! We provide yarn and patterns. We meet for fellowship and to knit and crochet every Tuesday night, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room; enter on the East side of Peace United Methodist Church. You can create shawls at home if you are unable to attend meetings.
Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service – NOMADS is a Methodist ministry for RVers that provides volunteer labor for Methodist organizations. NOMADS demonstrate God’s love through our work and by listening to the people we work with. We do new construction, remodeling, and repairs for Methodist churches, children’s homes, camps, colleges, outreach missions, and disaster rebuilding. Team members do maintenance, cleaning, painting, electrical, drywall, sewing, and flooring. With God’s help, NOMADS pretty much do it all. NOMADS Mission Statement: Rebuilding lives, homes, and facilities with God’s love and our hands. NOMADS Vision: Fulfilling Needs Through Christ's Love. And in the same way, faith by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17. NOMADS are people who are looking for retirement with a purpose, who - enjoy traveling in an RV, who want to share their Christian faith, and who enjoy using their skills in service to others.
Mission Volunteers are individuals or couples (ages 18 and up) who seek long-term partnerships with communities around the world and fund themselves. Mission Volunteer opportunities are diverse and range from working with refugees, children and youth to serving as a teacher, pastor, camp director or health care professional. The length of service ranges from two months to more than two years.
Our church members volunteer at local sites including the Pipestone Food Shelf and ATLAS for Life. Please check announcements on our home page for local opportunities to serve. James 2:16-17: If one of you tells him, “Go in peace; stay warm and well fed,” but does not provide for his physical needs, what good is that? So too, faith by itself, if it does not result in action, is dead.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:35-36