Adult Mission TripS
Lewisburg, West Virginia in Greenbrier County from June 23 – June 29, 2019.
Be part of this incredible experience as we share the story of God’s grace to our brothers and sisters who need a little bit of our help.
Youth Mission TripS
High School Youth: Ireland, West Virginia Trip from July 6 – July 13
Middle School Youth: Philadelphia Trip July 22-July 26
Serving the Community
South Carroll Food Pantry
This ministry provides groceries to Carroll County families in need on a monthly basis. Servants are needed to sort and set=up food on Friday and serve our patrons on Saturday at Wesley Freedom. Food or financial donations are also welcome.
Feed My Sheep
We offer a hot-meal to guests in the Wesley Freedom Community Life Center every Monday, Thursday, and Friday at noon. Servants from various churches and community organizations prepare and clean up. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Thanksgiving Meal Boxes
This is a family opportunity to package, at Wesley Freedom, ingredients needed for a full Thanksgiving family meal that are distributed to those in need.
Love to Bake
Servants are needed to bake goods at selected times of the year to provide treats to different local community service organizations.
Angel Tree Christmas Gifts
We provide gifts to underprivileged children during Christmas. Look for the Christmas tree at the November Annual Bazaar. Servants needed to sort and deliver gifts.
We partner with the American Red Cross on several blood drives every year. Servants are needed to set-up, tear down but mostly to donate blood.
The next blood drive will be on May 11, 2019
Cold Weather Shelter
(Human Services Programs of Carroll County)
We prepare and serve dinner at this homeless shelter in Westminster between November and March. Servants are needed to prepare casseroles or donate food items two times per month. We also need teams of people to serve the meals.
Springfield Hospital Visits
Servants visit with the patients at Springfield several times per year. We need people to donate food and drinks, help with crafts and set up the snacks.
We show our support to our veterans by donating and packaging items for gift bags, making cards and by visiting the VA Hospitals. Servants are needed throughout the year for projects.
Ramp it Up
This is a mission that builds accessible ramps for Veterans. Servants are needed for the initial planning to the actual construction of the ramps.
Rise Against Hunger
This is a food packing event where we pack dehydrated food packs to send out to the world’s poor.
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging event is coming to Wesley Freedom Fall 2019. More information about how you can participate will soon be available.
Birthday Bingo at Birch Manor (Sykesville) –
Servants visit the folks at Birch Manor on the third Tuesday of every month, 6:45-8pm. We play bingo and throw birthday parties for the residents.
His Table Lunch Program
Servants are needed to pack approximately 75 lunches, at Wesley Freedom, three times per year, to be distributed to families in need out of St. Paul’s UMC in Sykesville.
Missions Beyond Our Community
Serving Around the World
Adult Mission Trips
We send a team of adults to spend a week to aid in disaster or poverty relief in the United States. Some of the things we have done are building decks, repairing roofs, building accessible ramps, plumbing, and other home repairs. This year we will be going to Lewisburg, WV in Greenbrier County from June 23 – 29.
Bikes for the World
We collect used bicycles to be donated overseas. One day in June volunteers gather to collect used bicycles and prepare them to be shipped abroad to developing countries. Bikes for the World “enhances their lives and livelihood through better transportation”. Next collection: June 1, 2019!
Belize Missionary – Lisa Williams
Lisa works with mission volunteer teams in 7 circuit school districts, helping with 18 different schools in Corozal Town.
Cambodia Missionary – Clara Mridula Biswas
Clara works with the poorest of poor, especially children in slum areas and garbage areas to facilitate their transfers to relocation and rehabilitation centers in Phnom Penh.
Agape Gospel Mission (Ghana) – Bright Doe
Bright works to provide education and housing for orphans and underprivileged children, teens and young adults.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
General Board of Global Ministries
Kids Creating Kindness
This is a group of our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who have a passion for missions. They select different groups to outreach to in a variety of ways, such as care packages for first responders and cards and bookmarks for veterans and shut-ins. They participate in the Junior Market of the Sykesville Farmers Market in downtown Sykesville in the summer. They create and market items, packaging and presentation.
United Methodist Women Missions
Our UMW supports a variety of Missions throughout the year.
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