Emory United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Outreach Offerings 2018


January- Mission of Mercy. Mission of Mercy has been providing free healthcare, free dental care and free prescription medications to the uninsured and underinsured since 1994. Using mobile clinics, Mission of Mercy provides more than 25,000 free patient visits each year in Arizona, north-central Maryland, south-central Pennsylvania and Texas.

February- Loaves and Fishes. Loaves and Fishes at Westminster Church of the Brethren feeds and assists those in need. Local congregations volunteer to prepare and serve meals, while members of the Westminster Church of the Brethren prepare the dining area, assist during the meal and clean up. Every Saturday for the last thirty years, Loaves and Fishes has fed one hundred people or more. In addition, a food pantry has been organized as an outgrowth from Loaves and Fishes. In addition to the February outreach support, Emory members don their aprons for the community once each quarter to prepare the meal for Loaves and Fishes.

March- Shepherd's Staff. The Shepherd's Staff reaches out to those in crisis, encourages pathways to self-sufficiency, and strives to be a witness for Christ in the community. The Shepherd's Staff created and supports many outreach programs not duplicated by any county agency including the back-to-school program (supplies, backpacks, clothings, shoes, books), Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen, Call for Coats (winter coats distributed for free), Emergency Financial Assistance, Rx Fund (money for health care needs), the Blessings Closet (non-food essentials), and Spiritual Easter Baskets (for infants through early teens.)

April- Giving to Extremes. Giving to Extremes is a medical charity that funds surgical missions to underserved nations around the world. Giving to Extremes also seeks to foster the next generation of medical volunteers through student chapters and travel scholarships. Emory is connected to this mission through one of our church members who has served on these medical teams since 2010.

May- Triangle Recovery Club. The Triangle Recovery Club of Westminster is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide assistance to the Carroll County alcohol and drug recovering community.

June- Scholarship Fund.

July- Project Linus. Funds collected this month support the Project Linus initiative for which many of our women work.

August- Target.

September- Shoebox Ministry. Shoebox ministries, formally known as Operation Christmas Child, is a project of Samaritan's Purse. Volunteers assemble shoeboxes throughout the year with gifts, hygenic items and school supplies. These volunteers are encouraged to include a note in the shoebox and pray for the child who will receive the shoebox. Leaders from Samaritan's Purse then deliver the shoeboxes, hosting child-friendly outreach events, sharing the Gospel and blessing the children. Shoeboxes are delivered to children in more than 100 countries. 

October- Families in Need. Every year we sponsor at least 6 families in our community for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We provide each family plenty of groceries and grocery gift certificates to help to complete the meal. In addition, we provide gifts of needed items to be placed under the Christmas tree.

November- NESAP. North East Social Action Program (or NESAP) is a Christian nonprofit organization that has served residents in need in Carroll County and parts of Baltimore County since 1984. NESAP's services include financial assistance for rent, fuel, utilities, transportation, minor medical, as well as food, clothing, school supplies and holiday assistance.

December- Board of Child Care. The Board of Child Care (BCC) of the United Methodist Church enriches communities in Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia. The BCC provides a large range of educational, mental health, foster care, and adoption services for children and youth across the area.