Mission in Action

Mission and Outreach Team
(Pauline, Greg, Lee, Naomi, Pablo, Hailey, Pastor Pam)

Following our weeks of preparing for our first mission project in worship, we finally did it!  During worship this past Sunday, Sep 18, we made 50 Period Packs to be sent to our UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) distribution center, Sager Brown Depot in Louisiana.

Setting up outside for worship and Period Pack making was not so challenging, especially with the many folx who came early for set up.  The challenge came when it began to rain – do we stay outside, or to we head inside into the Fellowship Hall?  By 10:00, the rain had stopped and we decided to stay outside.  

We were blessed with a few new folx joining us for worship and Period Pack making.  Two people came following our first ever participation in Oakland Pride Parade on Sep 4 and two people who were walking by who saw our banner displaying our project joined us.  One person had visited us before and joined again.  God is Good!  

Our next couple of projects are: Halloween Handout at 6:00 pm, Mon, Oct 31 at the corner of McGee and Carleton.  Come dressed and ready to delight the kids passing by with candy, face, and hand painting.  You can help us prepare for the kiddos by bringing some treats that we will bag up the Sunday before.  If you have them, please bring some face paint & little brushes as well.

After that comes our Hygiene Kit Assembly Service Project, Sun, Nov 13, 10:30 am.  If you want to donate items for the hygiene kits, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba5ad2babfdc43-hygiene to sign up.  You can also donate money so that we can purchase needed items for you, as well as to cover the cost of shipping.  Make your checks payable to “BMUC” and in the memo section write “Hygiene Kits.”  Please feel free to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to join us in making the Hygiene kits for those suffering from disasters.

You can view all our planned projects on our website, at bmuc.org/faith-in-action/