Missions 2018

 
John Wesley repeatedly stressed that there is no personal holiness without social holiness.
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To paraphrase his inspiring words:

 

“Do all the good you can,

    in all the places you can,

      to all the people you can.”

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Missions To Support for 2018
 

 The Mission Team thanks you for supporting missions by communion rail offerings or collection plate (make checks to GSUMC – memo line Mission)

 

   Local:
    • GSUMC Vacation Bible School  – our VBS is free to the community and includes a light meal each day to the participants and their families. A mission project is selected each year for VBS. 
    • Adult ESL classes – we provide teachers for adult ESL classes in Princeton, 
      coordinating with Christ UMC-Princeton
    • Family Promise of Collin County (FPOCC) – payment of electrical costs for FPOCC’s day center ($3500 year) to allow them to succeed in their mission to provide food, shelter and support servces to Collin County families.  
    • Change the World – 2018 
      Serve others in the Allen, Lucas and Fairview area May 18-19

      Change The World Weekend offers children, teens, and adults the opportunity to pay it forward right here in their home community with a variety of projects that serve others who are hungry, in need of clothing, seeking safe shelter, and longing for comfort. 

Regional
 
  • Project Transformation 
    It’s a special year as Project Transformation joyfully celebrates its 2
    0th Anniversary. Through the support of Good Shepherd UMC and other churches, they have been able to grow their programs and impact more children, churches, and college-aged young adults. This summer, they will engage 139 young adults to serve more than 1,200 children and youth at 11 program sites in North Texas.In addition a week of summer volunteers, we provide support of
    •  $1725 for a summer intern working 8 weeks and $250  a meal for all the interns at Waples Memorial UMC in Denison. We also have a supply drive to help them.
    • Feed The Interns on June 14th  –  (in Sherman, we will carpool) 
         Help us share a meal with this summer’s interns
    • Reading Week  in July 9-12 at Waples UMC in Denison (we will carpool)
         Volunteer one or more mornings to help encourage a child to read
 
 Global
  • UMCOR  – United Methodist Committee on Relief – Image result for umcor
    UMC’s national and international humanitarian relief agency
    UMCOR reaches worldwide to provide relief in five core areas: Hunger, Health, Refugees, Emergencies, and Relief Supplies. Since 1940 UMCOR has served people in almost 100 countries around the world. The organization is designed such that 100% of all donations are channeled directly to the earmarked project or relief effort.

     

       
 See below some of our current missions and click on “more” to see other missions supported 
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Family Promise
On March 17, 2013, Good Shepherd UMC  (“GSUMC”) welcomed Family Promise of Collin County (“Family Promise”)  into their church family.  GSUMC fully supports the mission of Family Promise. GSUMC will be partnering with Family Promise through their day center.

Family Promise is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide food, shelter and support services to families with children in Collin County as they regain sustainable independence.  Family Promise is volunteer based and operates through support from area churches, community organizations and fundraisers.

If you are interested in volunteering or providing aid to Family Promise, please call 972-442-6966 or visit familypromiseofcollincounty.org.  You can volunteer your time by becoming a mentor, helping with yard work, or making donations of pillowcases, gas cards, gift cards, diapers, wipes, and many other items.
NOTE: Trusted World is now handling all in- kind donations (clothing, furniture, household, toys, etc.) for Family Promise. If you would like to donate items to Family Promise, please contact Trusted World at 972-861-0577 to schedule a drop-off or pick-up.
 
Donations are tax deductible.  https://vimeo.com/107353234
  
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Project Transformation

Addresses three unique challenges with one program:
1) how to meet the academic, physical, and spiritual needs of children from low-income communities,
2) how to provide meaningful ways for college students to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young adult leaders , and
3) how to help revitalize struggling urban churches 

Project Transformation  meets these needs by providing after-school and summer day camp programming for children and youth run by college interns with local support from area churches.
 
We support an intern during the summer and provide one week of adults and youth for the one-on-one morning reading sessions.