Missions

Our Missions Committee is tasked with vetting opportunities and leading this congregation to engage in life changing missions work.

I-Help

On the 2nd Monday and 4th Sunday of every month we host our I-HELP guests. Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) is a homeless lodging program through AZCEND. I-HELP provides a safe place to sleep and a hot meal for adults experiencing homelessness. We open our doors to assist 10-20 I-HELP guests. The assistance includes an evening meal, bag lunches and breakfast for the guests. For more information contact Betty Ingram @ bettyingram13@gmail.com

2024 Mission Projects

September

“My Sister’s Place” is a large home where women and their children can go to get out of an abusive household. It is in Chandler in a secret location. People who need a place to hide from abuse, call 211 or the Chandler Police at 911 and the authorities will connect them and arrange transportation to the shelter. My Sister’s Place cannot be called or found; this is how they are able to provide shelter from an abuser.

They need: Bedding for single beds (new and still in store packaging), all kinds of school supplies, towels (used and clean are acceptable), Pull up underwear, diapers (all sizes), and laundry soap.

 

August

This month the Missions focus is on The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona and students in our area. 

A community awareness luncheon, “Survive and Celebrate” will be held October 25 at Marriott Phoenix Chandler with a focus on cancer survivors. This year Chandler United Methodist Church will be sponsoring two tables.  If you are interested in attending, please let one of the Missions team know and we will add your name to our reservation.   You can find additional information about this worthy charity at https://www.desertcanceraz.org

 

July

Our mission focus for July is Justa Center, a United Methodist ministry and day center for seniors who are experiencing homelessness. 

The items listed below show needed items. The list is updated monthly on their website justacenter.org. If you prefer you can shop their wish lists at Amazon and Dollar Days and have items shipped directly to Justa Center.

  • Ink pens
  • Bottled Water
  • Gatorade Zero
  • Propel Bottled or mix
  • Unisex T-shirts sinzes Sm to 4XL
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm

 

June

June Missions team focus is to collect
supplies for Chandler’s 2024 Operation Back
to School! Here's how it works:
We need your help to outfit Chandler students
with new school shoes! Shoes must be
closed-toed and appropriate for school
activities. They need a mix of boy and girl
shoes.
Sizes needed:
Toddler: 11-13
Youth: 1-7

May

We have several opportunities to “welcome the stranger” during May, both through our donations of new or gently used household items (including small furniture items like kitchen tables and chairs, loveseats, dressers/nightstands, etc.) and through our time working with the WTAP staff readying donations and delivering them to families. Most urgently needed are kitchen items, which you can bring to the donation bins at church on Sundays.

APRIL

Throughout the month of April, the Missions Team is leading a Fall food drive for AZCEND (AZCEND) a list of the needed items can be found at the bottom of this article. 

Thank you for your kind and generous support of our missions.

Year Round Needs: Mac & cheese, pasta, whole wheat cereal, canned fruit, canned veggies, dry pinto beans, pasta sauce, soup, peanut butter, etc.

 

March

We will be collecting underwear and socks for children – all ages and all sizes are needed. These will be distributed to Chandler children at Hartford Elementary (K through 6), which serves children in need.

 Chandler UMC Missions Team partners with organizations and groups to make a difference throughout the world. Each month’s Missions focus provides a way to reach out and express our love and concern for others.

February

This month the Missions Team is partnering with Feed the Children through our donations and a two-hour volunteer project. We will help them pack boxes at their warehouse. The volunteer signup sheet will be in the hallway once details are available.

They envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. To help create that world, they are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow—all while providing food and assistance to help them today.

January

UMOM New Day Centers is the largest provider of services for homeless families in the state of Arizona. 

Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality child care and education they need to rebuild their lives.

The Missions Team is also            supporting UMOM with a personal hygiene items drive. You can drop off these full size toiletries in the blue bin in the hallway any time during the month of January.

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Chandler United Methodist Church once again will support the students of Chandler Unified School District in June by donating school supplies and giving at our June Communion offering. Our offering will be given to Families in Transition, the branch of CUSD that assists students who are homeless and families facing homelessness.

In addition to helping FIT with our Communion Offering, we are collecting backpacks and school supplies to help start students off as they begin their school year. 

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We will be collecting underwear and socks for children at Hartford Elementary School during the month of May.

April

This month the Missions Team is partnering with Feed the Children through our donations and a two-hour volunteer project. We will help them pack boxes at their warehouse on Thursday, April 27, from 1-3p.m. The volunteer signup sheet is in the hall on the bulletin board, where you can find more details. 

Feed the Children was established over 40 years ago, it is one of the leading anti-hunger organizations.

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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

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