Monthly Outreach Offering

 

Each month, Woodridge UMC's Outreach Committee designates an organization, ministry, or mission (or two) to be the recipient of our monthly Outreach Offering.

 

June 2017 Outreach Offering

 

Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)

The ministry of Justice for Our Neighbors, initiated by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) in 1999, has served thousands of immigrants across the United States. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) sponsors this program, working in 27 “clinics” in several regions of the United States.

JFON was created to respond to complicated immigration regulations arising from the Immigration Reform Act of 1996. The events of September 11, 2001, the Patriot Act and our current political climate have worsened the situation, causing many delays in existing and new applications and increasing the number of deportation orders.

Our clients are served by a professional immigration attorney who follow their cases to relief or until all remedies have been exhausted. The volunteers who work in clinics listen to real life stories and look at moral issues of immigration in a clearer way.

The JFON network effectively provides services to the community and a strong forum for advocacy.

The Outreach Committee thanks you in advance for your generosity toward the least, the last and the lost.

 
Not sure how to give to the monthly Outreach offering? 
 
There are 3 ways to give.
  1. If you pay by check, simply write "[month] Outreach" on the notes line at the bottom of the check. Put your cash or check in the pink envelopes marked “Outreach Offering” in the pews and write your information on the envelope.
  2. If you have automatic withdrawal for your church commitment, you can have your monthly Outreach donation added to this process. Click here to sign-up.
  3. If you are interested in automatic withdrawal, simply print this form, complete it, and return to the church office. You can also obtain the EFT authorization form from the office.    
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
 

 

Support UMC missions and ministries through prayer

Additionally, each month the Outreach Committee requests prayers for a United Methodist missionary and a church with whom we have a relationship:

 

February 2017

 

March 2017

 

April 2017

  • Mbwizu & Rev. Nkemba Ndjung, UMC missionaries to Cameroon
  • Bantacan UMC, Philippines, home church of the Agustin family

 

May 2017

  • Jane and Larry Kies, UMC missionaries to Zimbabwe
  • Bonfal UMC,Philippines, home church of the Viernes family

 

June 2017

 

July 2017

  • Rebecca  & Mark Smallwood, UMC Associates in Mission at Red Bird Mission, Kentucky
  • Paniqui UMC and Carino UMC, Philippines, home churches of the Lamorena family

 

August 2017

  • Betty Tshala, UMC missionaries to Zambia
  • Brookes Point UMC, Philippines, Jane Borgehammer's family is from Brooke's Point

 

September 2017

 

October 2017

 

November 2017

  • Samuel Bruce, volunteer to the Methodist Church of Ghana
  • North Fairview UMC, Philippines, home church of the Tolentino family

 

December 2017

  • Clara Midrula Biswas, UMC missionary to Cambodia
  • Victoria UMC, Philippines, church and school near where Elsie Munar grew up