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Anchorage Community Breakfast
To prepare and serve a cold breakfast to those in need one day per week at First UMC in Lancaster City from 8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

BIRD Women’s Prison Ministry
To see that all women who have been in prison receive hope, healing, support, and guidance to restore them to wholeness and reconcile them to their families and communities to live in harmony with God, self, and others by visiting them in prison as chaplains, getting them back on their feet at the House of Ruth, and employing them as candle makers through Light on a Hill.

Christmas Eve Food Drive
To restock local food pantries by collecting food during Christmas Eve worship.

Christmas Giving Tree
To provide gifts to those in our community, both children and adults, that may not otherwise have a gift under their tree.

Community Meal
To provide, prepare, and serve dinner for more than 100 people at St John Lutheran Church on 223 West Orange Street in Lancaster on the first Thursdays of even months.

Dorcas Ministry
To minister to the Masai people, particularly women and children, of Kenya.

GAiN Blanket Drive
To collect blankets for GAiN.

GAiN Logistics Center
To gather, pack, and send food, clothes, medical equipment, and other supplies all around the world.

GAiN Luo Pads
To make reusable feminine pads for GAiN to send to women in need all around the world, allowing them to live their lives all month long.

Garden Harvest
To grow or purchase fresh produce to distribute to hungry people in our community.

Gifts that Give Hope
To support local and global non-profits.

Good News Club (GNC)
To host an after school Bible club at Centerville Elementary School through Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Hempfield Area Food Pantry
To send volunteers to Hempfield’s food panty.

Homeless Rent Subsidy
To subsidize and sponsor a rental unit offered to provide permanent housing for a family to move out of a homeless shelter.

HOPE International
To support global microfinance for sustainable, Christ-focused poverty alleviation.

To build relationships with those in the adult industry through love, support, and encouragement.

Lancaster County Council of Churches (LCCC)
To partner with other churches to serve the people of Lancaster County.

Life for Children Ministry
To build a long-term relationship with the people of Wachara, Kenya.

Love, INC
To connect people in our local community who need a helping hand with people from our church who are willing to give it.

To help low income families in the Lancaster City area by providing classes on nutrition, budgeting, and parenting, children’s programs throughout the year, school uniform clothing bank, teen parent support and much more.

Missionaries: Jose and Audrey Banales
To support Jose and Audrey Banales, missionaries to Haiti and Mexico.

Missionaries: Joe and Linda Bird
To support Joe and Linda Bird, leaders of BIRD Ministries.

Missionary: Julie Campbell
To support Julie Campbell, missionary to Kenya.

Missionaries: Alexandra Castro and Juan Guerrero
To support Alexandra Castro and Juan Guerrero, missionaries to Honduras.

Missionaries: Brent and Jen Hautle
To support Brent and Jen Hautle, missionaries to Europe.

Missionaries: Keith and Debbi Wright
To support Keith and Debbi Wright, missionaries in support of Bible translation.

Missionaries: Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman
To support Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman, missionaries to Nepal.

Mulungwishi Theological Seminary
To support the Mulungwishi Theological Seminary, Congo.

To travel the country in RVs providing construction assistance to communities recovering from disaster and for United Methodist organizations.

Operation Christmas Child (OCC)
To brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through gift-filled shoeboxes.

Partners for Justice
To help abolish human trafficking and bring about change and freedom for the oppressed.

Power Packs Project (PPP)
To coordinate and distribute food and recipes for children at East Petersburg, Farmdale, and Mountville Elementary Schools.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
To partner with UMCOR in times of disaster.

Volunteers in Mission (VIM)
To provide construction assistance to communities recovering from disaster and in Lancaster as situations arise.

Water Street Meal Serving
To serve the evening meal on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Winter Shelter
To accommodate the increased demand on homeless shelters from December through March by partnering with the Lancaster County Council of Churches at the YWCA to run Lancaster’s Winter Shelter for one week.

Yard Sale Outreach Tables
To give space to community and global ministries during the church’s yard sale.