Outreach and Mission
Do all the good you can,
—John Wesley (founder of Methodism)
We invite you to share with us as we follow Jesus' example of loving and serving our neighbors. If you have questions about any of the opportunities listed below, please call the church office at 410-757-4896 or e-mail email@example.com. We encourage you to put your faith to work!
Read reflections from volunteers for Winter Relief (sheltering and feeding the homeless) read here
SERVING SUNDAYS – A different kind of worship!
April 28, June 30, September 29, December 29
What is a "Serving Sunday?" On every 5th Sunday of the year we hope not only to worship together, but to also go out into our community to serve others together. As disciples of Christ, we have been called to serve others in our community and beyond. CSCUMC has made the commitment to worship God with Serving Sundays this year so that we can expand our mission and outreach. Anyone can participate. We would love to see our community come together on these Sundays.
Coffee at the Point (Outreach to teens) Just a personal note, as a mother to two teenage boys I can personally and first hand attest to the daily struggle these teens face. Besides facing changes with their growing bodies and minds they are hyper sensitive to others opinions and are trying to define themselves. Academically they are being challenged and most are expected to bear increasing responsibilities such as performing well in sports or getting a part-time job to help pay their car insurance, phone bills, etc. Unfortunately, this is also a time when issues such as drunk driving, drug use, abortion, suicide, and runaways become a reality in their lives as they are faced with peers at school and even close friends who begin to experiment and experience these things. Teens will be making both good choices and bad choices about many of life’s big firsts. Hopefully, the lessons learned are not too harsh, but sometimes they are.
It’s a very difficult time in life, but also a time when a young person is still very much being shaped and molded by outside influences. Having spoken to several different teens that attend BHS and walk past us either in the morning or in the afternoon, I have found myself surprised many times over to hear them say how much of an impression we have made on them. As a volunteer we see a sea of faces stream by and it’s not always apparent in the moment that there is any message getting across other than free cookies. I’m delighted to say that is not the case. It constantly amazes me what a smile can do. A friendly, “hello” or “how was your day.” As well as the occasional, “aren’t you supposed to be in school right now?”
We look forward to resuming this effort in the Fall! At that time we will need VOLUNTEERS and donations of goodies and supplies.
Grauls Vouchers In partnership with the Cape St. Claire Grauls grocery store we offer vouchers to Cape St. Claire and Broadneck area residents who need assistance with food. This is limited to one voucher per rolling year. Please, call the office to schedule an appointment with the Pastor.
Caring Casseroles Casseroles are kept on hand for members of the community who find themselves in need of an easily prepared meal. Families dealing with illnesses, new babies, surgeries, and other extraordinary circumstances are often the ones most in need of a caring casserole. Please, contact the church office if you know of someone in the Cape St. Claire or Broadneck area who is in need.
We have been able to help many people: Lighthouse Shelter, Battered Women’s Shelter, Community families, and Church families. We are asking everyone to start making casseroles to help restock our freezer. Anyone interested in donating casseroles and helping with this, please, contact Dottie Byerly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor's Discretionary Fund (Community Assistance) Our church accepts donations and arranges a special offering one time per month to assist residents of Cape St. Claire and the Broadneck area when they find themselves in times of need and financial distress.
Contact the office if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with the Pastor.
My Brother's Pantry Thank you to everyone who helps make this ministry work. There are many tasks to be done as we offer the food delivery to families in need! Look for more opportunities to help when our turn comes around again. Some of our members are coordinating this worthy outreach. Call the church office (410-757-4896) to get information about participating. Donations are welcome anytime during business hours! Thank you for caring for your neighbors!
Special Offerings The United Methodist Churchwide Special Sunday offerings for 2013
Human Relations Day - January 20, 1013 The Human Relations Day offering supports neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy in the United States and Puerto Rico through United Methodist Voluntary Services and work with at-risk youth through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program.
One Great Hour of Sharing - March 10, 2013 Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing lay the foundation of all Unite Methodist Committee on Relief work by coveirng the costs of doing business. This means all contributions designated to specific programs can go 100 percent to those programs because UMCOR's basic expenses are covered.
Native American Ministries Sunday - April, 14, 2013 The Native American Ministries Sunday offering develops and strengthens Native American ministries within the annual conferences and educates Native American seminarians.
Peace with Justice Sunday - May 26, 2013 Gifts on Peace with Justice Sunday fund programs that advocate for peace and justice in the United States and around the world. These programs empower United Methodists to speak out for removing structures and systems that harm God's children globally.
World Communion Sunday - October 6, 2013 The World Communion Sunday offering funds racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United dStates. Donations also provide for U.S. Ethnic Scholarships and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.
United Methodist Student Day - November 24, 2013 Gifts on United Methodist Student Day support U.M. scholarships and the U.M. Student Loan Fund. Annual conferences participating in the Rebate Program may award one or more merit scholarships to U.M. students who reside in the conference and who attend a U.M. -related college or university.
Learn more at www.umcgiving.org/specialsundays
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a program mandated by the General Conference to minister “to persons in need through programs of relief, rehabilitation and service…in the spirit of Jesus Christ, to advance the dignity of persons without regard to religion, race, nationality or sex and to seek to enhance the quality of life in the human community.”
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) assigns national and international work projects under the auspices of the United Methodist Church.
Our Mission Statement
We pray for people of all ages to discover God’s
presence through the voice of invitation and
knowledge, the hands of outreach and service
and the love that provides understanding.