Past Minutes for Mission
More information about the organizations and projects annually supported in part by Chapel donations -- putting your offerings
to work in our community.
Loaves and Fishes of Hedgesville
Our “Souper Bowl of Caring” food drive in January and February benefitted the Hedgesville Loaves and Fishes. Loaves and Fishes is a ministry of the Hedgesville Area Community of Churches, hosted by Hedgesville United Methodist Church. This ministry provides a set bag of food items, plus extras, to those in need on the 4th Friday of each month. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, they also provide turkeys. Food donations are accepted all year round and when the congregation meets in person again we will once again be collecting your non-perishable food donations for them. Wintertime, after the holidays, is usually a slower time of year for Loaves and Fishes to receive donations, so they were especially appreciative. Thanks to all of you who give so willingly to help feed local hungry families and to the volunteers who lead this project.
The Chapel also makes an annual donation to them annually. “As you do for the least of these, so do you also for me”.
Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission'
This Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission can assist us with a common spring ritual – spring cleaning – or at any time one identifies certain useable items no longer of need.
The Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission has been serving the community of Martinsburg since 1956 with their mission of fulfilling the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20. They disciple men by equipping, educating, and empowering them to be Christ-like disciples therefore returning to the local Church and community as productive members of society. They accomplish this through daily prayers and financial gifts from congregations like ours and individuals. The Rescue Mission has never received government funding. Because of folks like us, they provide God's Word, meals, clothes, jobs, and shelter to thousands of men, women, and children every year.
To help finance its work, the Mission operates a recycling center as well as a thrift store. You may donate items at the center on Elijah Street Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6:30 pm. They accept paper, cardboard, shredded paper, and all metal cans inc. aluminum. Please note that they no longer accept plastic items.
The Mission’s Thrift Store, located next door at 606 West King Street, gives donated clothing, shoes, household items and furniture to many needy individuals and families. The Mission also uses the revenue generated by the sale of donated items to support its ongoing work. You may donate clothing and these other items at the Elijah Street warehouse.
You can find more information at: www.martinsburgunionrescuemission.com.