Serve Ministry During Covid-19 Quarantine

Serve Ministry During Covid-19 Quarantine

WE SERVE AS CHRIST’S REPRESENTATIVES IN THE WORLD

Love Deeply, Serve Others, Honor God with Your Gifts

 1 Peter 4:8-11

The Serve Ministry Team exists to promote and support outreach ministries that will spread the work and love of God in our local community, country and around the world.

Missions

Click here for updates on our missions and missionaries.

SERVING DURING COVID-19

Serve those around you by reaching out.

Get creative and be in touch with the people closest to you, be it by relation or by your geography. Some ideas for you include:

    • Phone buddies (click here to request a phone buddy or to be one)
    • Masks (click here to request masks or to offer to make them)
    • Grocery/Prescription deliveries (click here to get help or to give it)
    • Thinking of You or a Friendly Neighbor card (see example below)

Friendly Neighbor Card Text

Hello! I’m here for you…

My name is:

I live nearby at:

You can call/text me at:

I can help with:

    • Help with yard work for neighbors
    • Video calls
    • Pray for and with one another

Let’s be careful not to spread the coronavirus, but instead, spread kindness! 

The Community Aid bin is not to be used until further notice (and please – no dumping).

Ministry SpotlightS and OpportunitIES to Serve Locally

MAY 8, 2020

The Serve Team has been in contact with Faith Friendship (photo above) in Mountville to determine any needs they may have during this pandemic situation. We have built a relationship with this amazing ministry over the years and partner with them through visits, game days, Christmas gifts and financial support through our church offering.

They sent this message to HUMC:

 Thank you so much for thinking of our family members during this time. It has been challenging for them but we are seeing many draw closer to the Lord, and for that we are grateful. We know God is in control!

With the extra expenses that have been incurred for cleaning, extra staffing and extra precautions for residents we have not been able to update our dining room. This is a much needed area of improvement that was in the plans before this crisis happened in our country.

New tablecloths, window treatments, paint, and a few commercial-grade frying pans were going to be ordered. We are also required to have 3 gallons of water on hand for each resident and staff member in case of an emergency. The cost of all of these items is approximately $1,000.

If you would like to financially support this project and/or local ministry, go to: faithfriendship.org. You can donate using PayPal or a debit/credit card.

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and for your financial support.

APRIL 15, 2020

Hempfield Power Packs

Hempfield Power Packs (An affiliate of the Power Packs Project) is designed to help families in the Hempfield School District prepare low-cost meals for their families over the weekend and have their children fed and ready to learn for the week ahead.

With the onset of remote learning, Hempfield Power Packs is still distributing food each week, at four locations (including HUMC). They are also taking on new families who need help during this time. We are honored to partner with this amazing ministry. 

A portion of our HUMC budget supports the costs of running this ministry, but they need more help. So we are facilitating a food drive. If you are able, please join us as we give to those who do not have full cupboards and pantries.

HUMC Food Drive:

  • We request jars of peanut butter or canned fruit (any variety) as these items are still costly to purchase from the Central PA Food Bank and go a long way for the families being served. 
  • Due to the nature of being quarantined, collections are to be dropped off in a street-side bin in front of Amy Jordan’s home.  To obtain her address please contact her here
  • Let’s see how much we can collect by May 1st to support our local families.

Also, please be in prayer for the program as it works to find the needed resources to continue helping our community this spring, summer, as well as the next school year.

Want to help Hempfield Power Packs?

Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HempfieldPowerPacks/