Missions Ministry

Missions Ministry informs our congregation and provides opportunities to support God’s people with gifts of time, money, energy and prayer. We support mission efforts with God’s people locally, in the region, nationally, and globally. United Methodist’s everywhere work together to provide the most coordinated and effective mission outreach, especially during and after natural disasters, such as Midwest flooding and hurricanes in recent years, Pakistan floods, the Haiti earthquake, and Katrina.  Below is a list of  the current Mission projects.

Project Fresh Clothes is a mission outreach project in our Stevens Point community.  From June thru August we collect funds to provide vouchers for families to help purchase clothing from consignment stores for school age children so they can start school in the fall with “new” school outfits.
Contact:  Cathy Martin

United Methodist Committee on Relief UMCOR’s mission is to alleviate human suffering. We provide practical, proactive support to the most vulnerable survivors of chronic or temporary emergencies due to natural or civil causes. 100% of your donation goes to relief.
Contact:  Mary Schultz

One Great Hour of Sharing (UMCOR Sunday) is a special offering in March that supports UMCOR’s vital work.  All funds collected during this special offering support the administrative costs so that 100% of money donated will go to the specific cause. (www.umcor.org)
Contact:  Mary Schultz

Holiday Baskets supports a hands-on, intergenerational ministry, which enables us to reach out into the community with joy and support for the holidays in December.
Contact:  Bonnie Lund

Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families find new hope in the form of affordable housing.
Contact:  Mary Gurlea

Ghana UM School mission motto is, “God is in control.” The work we do in the Aworowa village focuses on the children by providing desks and uniforms to those who have lost one or both parents.
Contact:  John Munson

Interfaith Food Pantry of Portage County  Formerly known as Second Harvest, the Interfaith Food Pantry of Portage County (IFP) is located at 2820 Post Road and open for distributions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  It is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, members of local churches in Plover and beyond, that meets at The Springs UMC the 1st Tuesday of the month.
Contact: Bonnie Lund and Tom Skillman

Food of the Month – An ongoing collection to support our local food pantries.

    • January – Breakfast Food Items
    • February – Soup & Crackers
    • March – Meal in a can/box
    • April – Canned Fruit & Vegetables
    • May – In-Gathering – Annual Conference
    • June – Beverage & Snack Items
    • July – Cereal
    • August – Meal in a can/box
    • September – Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • October – Canned Fruit & Vegetables
    • November & first 2 weeks of December – Holiday Baskets
    • December – Pasta & Sauce Products

Coins of Compassion – A weekly collection of change focused each month on a need for either local, conference, national or international organizations.

    • January – Interfaith Food Pantry of Portage County
    • February – Operation Bootstrap
    • March – One Great Hour of Sharing
    • April – Place of Peace
    • May – In-Gathering – Annual Conference
    • June – to be determined
    • July – Project Fresh Clothes
    • August thru December – to be determined

Mission Trips
Looking for a way to show God’s love to others and grow in God’s love, too? Mission trips and retreats provide a hands experience for work with people in need in their own environment. Want to become involved? Contact Yvonne Chojnacki, Director of Missions Ministry, at 715-344-3557 or click here to send an email request for more information.