Missions at Exton UMC

The way we share God’s love is by serving others. We can serve by helping to meet immediate needs of our brothers and sisters rooted our community.“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)Exton UMC  supports both community and worldwide ministries through monthly offerings and hands on mission. We continue to send members into mission every year. We have sent teams to Pittsburgh, have sent three mission envoys to South Africa (Hope Village) and summer trips to Coatesville (Good Works, Inc.). SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Good Works  Every 4th Saturday of the month a team of volunteers serves with Good Works, a Christian organization serving the Coatesville community with home repairs. If you would like to volunteer to help or have questions, please contact Dave Dexter. For more information regarding Good Works please visit www.goodworksinc.org

 

  • Parkesburg Point Youth Center  We have partnerned with Parkesburgh Point to help mentor and serve at risk youth in the city of Parkesburg. For more information as to how you can help with this mission please contact Doug Streuli.

 

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry Our church as given away over 165 prayer shawls to people in need.  These shawls are an outreach ministry to our extended community which allows us to show the love of Christ to those who need a personal touch.  If you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl or would like to knot or crochet a shawl, please contact Jan Moore.  Donations of yarn and gift bags are also a great way to get involved. Please contact Linda Brower for additional details on this ministry. or for overall information, visit www.shawlministry.com

 

  • Safe Families is a mission that involves families helping families in crisis. Thanks to several families from our congregation, Exton UMC has been involved in helping teens and families for the past two years. Please join us in continuing to provide a safe haven for families in need. For more information, contact arla Senescu who is the Safe Failies Church Coordinator for Exton UMC.
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Relief for Hurricane Harvey 

  • You can help with Harvey Relief efforts by:
  1. Making a financial donation:
    • Our September Communion offering will go towards Hurricane Harvey Relief. We will be collecting this week and next Sunday, Sept. 10th. 100% of your donation will go towards the cause. Please make checks payable to Exton United Methodist.  Put “US Disaster Response #901670” in the Memo Line. EUMC will send your donation to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).  
    • To give online:
  2. Making Cleaning Buckets and Hygiene Kits:
    • Throughout the month of September, we will be collecting items for Cleaning Buckets and Hygiene Kits.  You can put together an entire kit or bring supplies.  Instructions are attached.  You can ignore the instruction about Packing and Shipping because you can bring your Kits and Supplies to Exton UMC and we will get them to the nearest Mission Central HUB in Berwyn PA.  Please follow other instruction carefully and purchase the exact size requested.
  3. Praying:
    • Pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, Río Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference who are working tirelessly to provide relief after Harvey.
  4. To Volunteer:
    • Please wait for the invitation to come from the Local UMC Conferences that have been affected by the storm.