Missions

"As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world." -- John 17 :18

RED BIRD MISSION

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Christmas at Red Bird

Shen UMC is once again supporting the Shoe Box Project which collects shoe boxes and supplies for Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky. Red Bird Mission is the most comprehensive mission in the United Methodist Church, providing outreach and services including health care, education, spiritual, social, and economic assistance. Click picture above for more information on participating in this mission.  All shoe boxes and supplies will be dedicated on Nov. 6.

WORLD HOPE GIFT FAIR

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World Trade Gift Fair

Saturday, November 19, from 10 am to 3 pm in Fellowship Hall; and Sunday, November 20, before and after services in Fellowship Hall.  Stop by and shop a beautiful selection of handcrafted items, Christmas ornaments, home décor, jewelry, coffees, teas and chocolates from all over the world. This is not a fundraiser for our church.  Every purchase helps small farmers, artisans and crafters from around the world, particularly woman, to provide support for their families. All proceeds are disbursed to the Fair Trade Organizations and not-for-profits that have provided the items.  

UMCOR

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UMCOR

As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need.

UMC

MISSIONARIES

ZIMMERMAN LETTER

UMC Missionaries

SUMC has had a Covenant Relationship with Dr. Mark Zimmerman and his family for many years.  We financially support by sending money to Global Missions in his name.  We spiritually support through prayer.   To read the most recent letter from the Zimmermans, click on the picture above.

COMMUNITY DINNERS

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Community Dinners

Shen UMC recognizes many in our community are experiencing food insecurities. To help, we host a monthly drive thru community dinner. 

ST. PAULEY SHED

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St. Pauley Shed

St. Pauley bin provides Shen UMC with funds for our local and global missions while helping to clothe many in our community, the country and internationally.  

YOUTH

WORKCAMP

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Youth Workcamp

Our youth will be traveling to Henderson Settlement in Kentucky to serve the community with home repair projects.  To join, please contact Pastor Lee at pastorlee@shenumc.org.

LOCAL &

GLOBAL

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Local & Global Missions

Shen UMC supports a number of local and global outreaches.  

SHEN BOUNTIFUL BACKPACK PROGRAM

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Shen Bountiful Backpacks 

The Shenendehowa School District provides food for more than 260 children each week through the Bountiful Backpack program. During these times, families are relying on these meals more than ever.

INTERNATIONAL

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International Mission Trips

Each February a team from SUMC travels to Central America. The primary focus is on medical needs with other opportunities to serve within these communites. Other opportunities on the 2020 trip included educating adults and children on everything from healthy eating to hygiene. They constructed an outside area which will be used as a kitchen, did crafts, read to the children and bonded through prayer.

GOD'S GRACE & YOUR GENEROSITY AT WORK

WELL REPAIR IN ZAMBIA!

Click below to read about the repairs done to a well in Ughanda from funds raised.  This is in addition to the well built.

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