Missions

Below you will find a list of all of the Missions Ministries that Fenton UMC offers and the various ways that you can get involved!

  • Kids Hope

    A national award winning mentoring program was started with Eastern Tomek Elementary and the Fenton United Methodist Church in the fall of 2011. Volunteer mentors and prayer partners from the church and children have time together each week to just talk, play games, or work on school lessons. The goal is to offer extra support to children who are identified by the teacher. The mentor will be with the same child until he/she is in sixth grade. The principal and staff are very appreciative for the extra support. If you would like to serve in this exciting program as either a mentor or a prayer partner, please contact Judy Leek (810-593-1094)

  • Nomads

    Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling.

    Volunteer programs in the worldwide United Methodist Church are many. Most have evolved to coordinate the effort of various age groups (youth, single adults, ….. to retirees) The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) coordinates both international and domestic efforts so that everyone in the church has opportunities to serve.

    Several FUMC members work with the GBGM supported NOMADS group which organizes three week “work projects” across North America every year. There are also disaster relief projects to help victims of floods, tornados, hurricanes, etc. (minimum time commitment is 1 week). NOMADS members are mostly senior adults with RVs that have building-trades skills. You will find NOMADS brochures in our FUMC literature rack. Typical NOMADS projects are at agencies needing help with facility maintenance or improvements; some want to do improve living conditions for their elderly and/or disabled clients in need. NOMADS volunteers agree to travel at their own expense, bring their own tools, and work 4 days per week to support the agency need. Agency hosts agree to provide the volunteers a place to park an RV at no charge, to purchase all materials required, and to handle all local government requirements (permits, inspections, etc.).

    In 2014, there were 135 three week projects in 35 states and several longer term disaster response efforts in six states. The 966 members gave over 112,000 hours to helping United Methodist organizations: churches, children’s homes, colleges, camps,

    There’s more information at: http://www.nomadsumc.org/ or you can contact FUMC member Norm Smith.


  • Crop Walk

    The Fenton United Methodist Church is an active participant in the Crop Walk, a Church World Service event in which neighbors walk together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting. Ministry Coordinator: Don Isenberg at disenb@yahoo.com

  • Sewing Group

    The Sewing Group of FUMC has 5 projects we work on during the year. We make Prayer Blankets for our church members and friends, blankets for the Ennis Children Center in Flint which cares for foster children, children's nightgowns and pj sets for Midwest Distribution Center, and pjs for children at Children's Haven International in Mexico, and blankets for new children coming into Kids Hope each year. Anyone who likes to sew for missions is welcome.

     

    We meet the 4th Wed, of each month at Elaine Lantz's home. Any questions about our group, call Elaine at (810) 629 0757



  • St. Andrew Potato Dinner and Silent Auction

    The Society of St Andrew Potato Dinner/Silent Auction has been hosted by the Fenton UMC for many years. This was started by Bud "the spud" Curtis. The Potato Dinner / Silent Auction is an annual tribute to seeds planted long ago which feed the hungry. Auction items are sought from the Church members and local business through gift certificates. Potato Dishes are provided from the Church members. This year's Chair are Stan Young 810 629 5128 and Carolyn Lynch 810 252 9662.

  • Community Easter Basket Outreach

    The Community Easter Basket Outreach shares the joy of Easter with local children in need by providing Easter baskets filled with candy, small books, toys, toothbrushes/toothpaste, and a faith item. Requests for baskets occur through a variety of ways; including school, counselors, area churches, and word of mouth. There are several ways you can participate including general project communication, donations, basket requests, and basket assembly. Item and monetary donations are accepted as we use these funds to purchase the needed items to fill the baskets. This project has become a wonderful collaboration between the area churches, businesses, and organizations. Project planning begins early Feb/March with assembly and distribution of the baskets generally occurring on the Thursday before Easter. Contact the church office at (810) 629-2132.

  • Midwest Mission Distribution Center

    Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) is a Methodist disaster relief facility located 4 miles south of Springfield, Illinois. It is a caring ministry related to the North Central Jurisdiction of the UMC and cooperates with the UMCOR Relief Supply Network. MMDC provides opportunities for individuals and groups from all walks of life, denominational backgrounds, abilities, and ages to help provide disaster relief kits and resources as well as educational and medical supplies to those in need both locally and internationally. MMDC offers a "hands on mission experience". MMDC is a non-profit organization and receives 100% of its funding from private donors. It works solely on the kindness and generosity of individuals, families, churches, organizations, and communities. It operates on a debt free basis. A MMDC Mission Team from Fenton UMC has volunteered for a week for a number of years. For more information, contact Eva Curtis at 810-629-7746.

  • Snow Day Ministry

    Our Snow Day Ministry is available when Fenton Schools are closed due to inclement weather and is offered to those parents who have no alternate day care for their children. We are open to everyone in any school district and you may pre-register or bring the completed form with you on the first day your children attend. You can find the registration form HERE.

  • Equal Exchange

    Limited supplies of Equal Exchange Fair Trade products are available in the church office. Purchasing fairly traded goods allows small-scale farmers to earn fair prices, invest in farm improvements, reduce debt, and improve their communities while providing a better life for themselves and their families. It also provides financial support to UMCOR. Products are available for order.

Fenton United Methodist Church

119 S. Leroy Street

Fenton, MI 48430

(810)629-2132

fentonumc.com