Missions

Micah 6:8: “And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

The Missions Team is excited to announce our new SHARE ministry. Our name SHARE is an acronym for Serving in Humility, promoting Advocacy, providing Resources, and offering Education. Following Christ’s example, we wish to share love, mercy, and justice with all and to promote spiritual growth among our congregation.

Our SHARE ministry team includes Ashley Newton, Julia Turlington, Vaughan Overman, Pam Powell, Scott Powell, Jane Dyer, David Atkinson, and Janet Williams; its co-chairs are Bill Shell and Lynne Shackelford. However, we extend a hearty invitation for all of those in our congregation to participate in our SHARE ministry through our gifts, prayers, time, talents, and actions.

Our team has thoughtfully determined the following principles to guide us:

    • Commit to the two great commandments: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31).
    • Support at least one UMC organization annually and promote justice, equity, and liberation within our community and the world.
    •  “Do No Harm,” to quote John Wesley, by carefully researching organizations with which we partner to ensure that the partnership or initiative acknowledges others’ agency and common humanity.Be intergenerational by involving children, youth, and adults of various ages in an array of mission opportunities appropriate to the size of our congregation.
    • Favor organizations and projects that make a long-term difference through relationship building, follow-up or case management support, and education of our congregation.