Updated 05/28/2020
Goodwins Mills UMC
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Outreach to our Community



Collection for the York County Shelter Food Pantry

We take a special offering on the first Sunday of each month for the York County Shelter Food Pantry.  Many times the shelves are very sparse or empty, and we believe that we can help to fill them by bringing a non-perishable food item every week as part of our regular offerings.

In addition to collecting food each week, during the summer months a garden, here at the church is sowed with fresh vegetables and given to the Shelter as it becomes available.
Hearts and Hands
Our Hearts and Hands group meets twice monthly to provide a variety of outreach and "inreach" ministries.  We have sent "sitting pads" to Central America for children who can use them in their schools, pillowcase dresses to Africa for girls there who might not have much clothing, collected school supplies and assembled back packs with the supplies in them for our annual conference mission collection, made knit hats for new babies at the Barbara Bush Pediatric Hospital in Portland, put together "Comfort Critters" that people can take or send to those who need a little extra prayer and TLC, and a other projects that reach out to those in need.
Christmas Gift Collection for York County Shelter
Every year we collect gifts to send to the York County Shelter homes for those who are homeless and living at the shelter.  Our congregation is generous and provides a variety of gifts for all ages.
Special offerings:
We take special offerings for the following -
* Monthly offering to help support the York County Shelter Food Pantry
* United Methodist Advance Giving:  Human Relations Day, UMCOR        
   Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing), Native American    
   Ministries Sunday, Peace with Justice Sunday, World Communion  
   Sunday, UM Student Day, New England Conference Christian Education
   Sunday, Golden Cross (funding for senior housing facilities) Sunday, and
   emergency situations such as natural disasters.