Mission and Outreach

Gary’s Mission and Outreach supports a variety of local, regional, and international organizations, enabling individuals to live their faith through prayer, hands-on work, financial support, donations of needed items, companionship, presence, and/or systemic change. In addition to these missions, many of which arose from the interests and passions of our congregation, we support other causes of the United Methodist Church that allow us to combine our offerings with those of other United Methodists, nationally and globally, to enact change around the world.

International & Domestic Missions

Christopher and Michelle Hays, Mission to Columbia Provides transformational theological education to Latin American pastors and theologians.

Feed My Starving Children Provides low-cost, nutritional meals to hungry children throughout the world.

Fundaniños Guatemala Mission and Teaching Fund Provides support of Fundaniños Orphanage near Guatemala City.

Habitat for Humanity Builds houses in partnership with low income families.

Heifer Project International Offers families a way to become self sufficient through the gift of farm animals.

Imagine No Malaria Provides treated nets to prevent fatalities due to malaria.

Red Bird Mission School, Kentucky The only K-12 Christian school in this area of Appalachia provides high quality education regardless of students’ ability to pay.

South Sudan Voices of Hope Efforts to provide humanitarian support for this war-torn region.

 

Local Missions

Bridge Communities A transitional housing program focused on the achievement of self-sufficiency.

Christmas Sharing A community-wide program of outreach to families and individuals in need.

CROP Walk Raises funds to support hunger needs locally and internationally.

ESSE (Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly) Provides on-site daycare and meals to seniors.

JUST of DuPage  A ministry to the incarcerated men and women at DuPage County Jain.

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Vets Transitional living facility for U.S. veterans.

Outreach Community Ministries Provides mental heath and social services for children, families, and seniors.

PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Area churches provide hot meals and overnight shelter for the homeless.

PADS 2017 Sign-up

PRC (People’s Resource Center) Serves thousands of DuPage County families each month, with a food pantry, clothing bank, and educational programs.

 

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