To Support Morrow’s Work with the Community
Over the years, our communion offerings have supported many missions in the life of the church. The very good news is that they are now all well-funded: global ministries, pastor’s discretionary, Sierra Leone, even our memorials! Now, we need to attend to our own ministries, and our building use partnerships with the many organizations who come in and through our doors. Our new communion offerings will help to support the internal so that we can continue to be at work in our community and our world. Please always remember: all the work of the church is ministry and mission!
January – Our Property through the Seasons – Taking care of the property at Morrow is very expensive, and unfortunately our weekly offerings don’t cover all our expenses, especially when the leaves and snow falls. Will you make a special gift to help clear the pathway for people to worship and be served at Morrow Church?
February – Morrow Church Building Partners- Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts Many of our building partners use our space for free. We want to continue to welcome the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts at Morrow so we will support them by funding their facility donations! Approx $1000.
March – Stipend Our Youth to Lead – Throughout the year, our education program empowers young people to lead in many areas of the church. To ensure their commitment, we offer small stipends for their work. These responsibilities are excellent for their resumes and future employment. This year our own young people are leading the Junior High Fellowship Program. Prayerfully selected, we are so grateful for their service! Will you help us reward them for this work? Approx $2500.
April – Church Building Partnerships -Back Pack Pals – Many of our building partners use our space for free. We want to continue to welcome Back Pack Pals at Morrow, so we will support them by funding their facility use donations. Back Pack Pals bridges the hunger gap, providing weekend meals for children in need in SOMA. Volunteers assemble packs of kid-friendly, shelf-stable food such as canned pasta meals, fruit cups, boxed milk and cereal bars, and place them directly into students’ backpacks on Friday afternoons or before school holidays. Last year, the program delivered 1,036 packs of food to local children. Approx $1000
May – Native American Ministries Sunday – is to focus the attention of United Methodists on the gifts and contributions of Native Americans to our society and to our church. Of the funds received in the offering, one half remains within each Annual Conference for the building and strengthening of Native American ministries in the Conference. The remaining one half is to be used by the General Board of Global Ministries to expand the work for Native Americans in target cities in the United States.
June – Sierra Leone – As we continue our commitment to Sierra Leone, and the education of the children there, our collection now will be in time for the next school year. Give generously and know that you are changing lives. Approx $5000.
July – Peace with Justice Sunday – The focus of the observance is on a witness to God’s demand for a faithful, just, disarmed and secure world. Of the monies received, one half remains in the Annual Conference for Peace with Justice projects. The other half goes to the General Board of Church and Society for its program of Peace with Justice ministries.
August – SOMA SCHOOLs – Did you know that the SOMA school district uses our building for meetings throughout the year? We would like to continue to welcome them by subsidizing their building use fees. Approx $750
September – SOMA ACTION – meetings throughout the year. Many of our building partners use our space for free. We want to continue to welcome the SOMA ACTION at Morrow so we will support them by funding their facility use donations. Approx $750
October –World Communion Special Sunday Offering –Around the globe, countless gifted and qualified people face financial obstacles that hinder them from preparing for the vocation God has given them, especially youth and young adults. For ethnic students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college, or for those people of color who haven’t historically had access to resources that make higher education possible, our collection on World Communion Sunday contributes to educate these young people to become our clergy for the future of the church.
November – Building Partners-Cougar Cares– Many of our building partners use our space for free because we understand their work to be mission and ministry . Cougar Cares ensures that all Columbia High School students are able to enjoy their senior year rites of passage such as Prom. Last year, over 100 students were able to fully celebrate graduation with their classmates! We want to continue to welcome Cougar Cares at Morrow, so our plan is to support them by funding their facility use donations. Approx $1000.
December – Building Partners- InterAct Theater Company Many of our building partners use our space for free. We want to continue to welcome InterAct Theater Company at Morrow, so we will support them by subsidizing their fees for the use of the building. Approx. $7500
Blessed to be together in ministry,