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MONTHLY MISSION EFFORT

DECEMBER MISSIONS PROJECT:

During the holiday season, the Missions Ministry Team has traditionally divided the December offering among three charities: an international, a national, and a local missions effort. We will do that again, but in two stages.

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, President, Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church, has invited us to observe Global Migration Sunday on December 3, 2017. There are currently 65 million refugees and forcibly displaced people in the world, many of whom are children. Bishop Ough ends his invitation with these words, “as a people who pray and act upon those prayers, we ask that all our congregations gather an offering dedicated to the human suffering inflicted by forced migration.” If you would like to support this project please make out your check to Wesley UMC with REFUGEES on the memo line. If you prefer to make a cash donation, there are blue mission offering envelopes in the pew backs. If you go to our church website www.charlestonwesley.org click on the $ button at the bottom of the page. Donations received between December 1 and 4 will automatically be donated to Global Migration.

Our national focus this month is on Puerto Rico. Its been two months since Hurricane Maria devastated this island, and the people are still suffering and in need of continued assistance. The people of Puerto Rico are citizens of the United States and are living in a U.S. Territory.

Our local cause is the “helping hands” programs at our local schools. These programs reach out to help the needy children in our area. This is important year round, but especially during this Advent season. Your donation will be distributed to the programs at Charleston High School, Charleston Middle School, Jefferson Elementary, Carl Sandburg, Mark Twain, and Ashmore based on the needs of their “helping hands” programs.

If you would like to donate to the Society of St. Andrew, please make your check out to Wesley UMC with ADVENT on the memo line or click on the $ button at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to make a cash donation, there are blue mission offering envelopes in the pew backs. Thank you very much for your support.

The Missions Work Area

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