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As an outpost of the body of Christ, we work to build on these personality characteristics of our congregation:

We grow disciples of Christ.

We treat people as Jesus would treat them.

We are dedicated to service to others.

We emphasize and support education.

Please join us for worship and see how well we're doing at each one!

 

The stated mission of Mohawk UMC is:

"Where people strive to manifest the love of Christ into our everyday lives

with hope and healing, and where people challenge each other

to grow in wholeness while ministering wherever human need calls us."

 

Part of living out that statement is in the Outreach Mission of the church. Read on for some examples of the way MUMC reaches out to love our neighbors in the name of Christ.

 

Disaster Response

As natural disasters and other disastrous events take place across the country and around the world, Mohawk UMC is quick to respond with contributions to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). To help with disaster recovery, as the events occur, checks may be written to "Mohawk United Methodist Church". Please contact the church office or treasurer to learn the "Advance Directive" number to write on the memo line. 100% of your donation will go to the named project. Gifts may also be given online at www.umcor.org

 

Mission Travel in 2016

    In March 2016 a work mission team traveled to Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL. They spent time assembling disaster response kits (such as cleaning buckets, health kits, school kits, etc.) and doing a variety of other tasks. In addition, monetary contributions for flood bucket items and other needs are collected. The next trip is anticipated to take place in 2018.

 

On-going Mission Projects

    Food Pantry Sunday is the first Sunday of each month. Take-in includes canned goods, staples, toiletry items, and paper goods

        (paper towels and toilet paper) for the Hancock County Food Pantry. Your donations may be placed in the chest near the South

        door in Fellowship Hall.

     College Student Care Packages: We remember our students away at college with care packages sent during exams.

    Hancock County Thanksgiving Dinner: Candies were collected and treat bag table decorations were prepared for everyone who

        shared the Thanksgiving meal at the fairgrounds. Cooked turkeys are also provided for the meal.

    Pendleton Juvenile Corrections Facility: MUMC gathered treats and hosted a Christmas party for the teens at PJCF.

     Salvation Army: Mohawk members rang the bells in Greenfield during November and December with proceeds of the kettles going to

        the Hancock Co office of the Salvation Army to put to use in the community.

    Head Start: During Advent, hats and mittens were collected for children of the Greenfield and Fortville Head Start programs.

    Souper Bowl of Caring:  In February, to coincide with Super Bowl Sunday, money is collected for area food pantries.

    Hancock County Back Pack Attack:  providing school supplies for students in 17 county schools.

    Hope House:  Quarterly collection of items providing welcome, toiletries for showering, and exit baskets for residents and for

        ongoing needs of the Hope House residential program.

 

Global Missionaries: MUMC supports with funds, prayers, and interest, two Missionaries,

    Tom Heaton in Guatemala (www.missionguatemala.com), and

    David Roney in Latvia (www.josiahventure.com)

 

Other on-going projects receive the support of various MUMC Sunday School classes:

    *Monetary gifts for congregants and families in the communities

    *United Methodist Children's Home in Lebanon IN receives monthly support from the children's and youth Sunday School classes.

    *Adult Sunday School classes provide donations to the Back to School Fund-Raiser for the Children's Home.

    *Christmas-time support of several local families

    *Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen received donations for the Bowling fund-raiser