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The goal of the mission committee is to continue Christ's work in the world by connecting members of St. Matthew with ministry opportunities that "help the least of these." Please read about our mission and outreach opportunities below, follow links to the organizations, and email if you would like to get involved or if you would like more information.

There are many ministry opportunities within St. Matthew.  Please download, print and return the Time and Talent survey to the church office so that we can match your gifts with our many needs.

Download the Time and Talent Survey 

 

Mission Emphasis for May:  Epworth Children's Home 

Did you know the UMC in SC is currently providing a home for more than 75 children who have in some way lost their families?  We are!  And we have for 115 years!

 

Epworth Children's Home provides group residential care for children and youth from all of South Carolina.  We provide child care, counseling and related services to families and children without regard to race, religion, national origin or ability to pay.

 

Since 1896, Epworth Children's Home has been a place for children to grow, learn and be loved.  Children ages four- 18 come to us from broken family systems and our goal is to nurthure and love them by providing education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment.

 

We will receive the annual Mother's Day offering to benefit the children who call Epworth home on Sunday, May 8th, 2011.  Please be in prayerful consideration about what God is calling you to give to this valuable and life changing ministry.

 

For more information about Epworth Children's Home you can visit them on the web atwww.epworthchildrenshome.org

 

United Ministries

We provide money monthly to assist with rent, utility and medicine help for needy families.  We collect food for the food  pantry.   Members deliver food to the panty and some of our members work in the pantry packing grocery bags weekly.  Learn  More About United Ministries                                   

 

Triune Mercy Center

We provide a hot meal on the 5th Saturday of the month for approximately 100 hungry people.   Members cook and serve the meal. Learn More About the Triune Mercy Center 

 

Greenville Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN)

We house homeless families in our church several times a year.  Members provide breakfast and dinners, spend the night with  our guests and move our guests in and out. Learn More About GAIHN 

 

Canstruction 

This has been a Leadership Greenville initiative.  Cans of food are collected and then used to construct something......Different agencies participate and the "canstructions" are judged.  Cans are donated to United Ministries after the competition.

 
Salkehatchie
 
Teams of adults and youth go to sites in South Carolina to repair owner occupied homes. (1 week).  St. Matthew contributes  money and people power. Learn more about Salkehatchie
 

UMVIM 

Our last mission trip was in 2008...Would you like to see us organize a trip in 2011?  Learn about our 2008 mission trip  at: Learn More About our 2008 Trip to Mexico
 
 
Angel Tree
 
Our Angel Tree has tags that support foster children in Greenville.  Members provide money, toys, clothing, etc. for foster  children in Greenville.  Learn more about the Angel Tree and foster children: Pendleton Place orFostering Great Ideas and Growing Home Southeast
 

 

Conference Apportionments for Mission - more about these during the mission year.

 

Epiphany 

Members participate in this ministry whose mission statement is "To show Christ's love to troubled and incarcerated youth" 
 
 
Service within St. Matthew -----this is a mission also.  

 

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