North Lake UMC’s Mission Support
A MISSION SPOTLIGHT CHURCH
The North Lake United Methodist Church supports many missions locally and around the world. Through these missions we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of many people, whether their needs are material or spiritual.
Mission support is coordinated and driven by the Membership Care & Outreach Committe and the United Methodist Women at North Lake UMC.
In addition to paying 100% of our apportionments, our church is among a small, select group who support missions in seven categories. Below is a list of a few of the many projects we support.
North Lake UMC has sponsored participants in Church World Service’s C.R.O.P. walk against hunger for many years. For more information, please visit Church World Service’s web page.
The United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development agency of the United Methodist Church, a worldwide denomination. Compelled by Christ, UMCOR responds to natural or human made disasters—those interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. You can find out more about UMCOR at their website.
PAPA’s Ministries is “Pastors and Priests Available for Service.” We encourage the church at home and abroad to be active participants in the “Priesthood of All Believers” (I Peter 2:5, 9). This work is to build up the church and equip it for every good work. More information about PAPA’s at their website.
Lingap Children’s Foundation
Founded by John Drake, this organization puts 100% of the money donated towards helping children in the Phillipines that are in the absolute most desparate situations. We have had John at our church to give presentations, and anyone who has heard him talk knows that he is absolutely dedicated to helping these children. He has moved mountains and it is our priviledge to be able to help the efforts of this organization. More information at their website.
Ann Arbor District Liberia Partnership
It is the function of the Ann Arbor Liberia Partnership Taskforce to interface directly with the three Liberian Districts with whom we have been partnered and to facilitate and nurture partnerships between Ann Arbor District churches and local churches in our Liberian Partner Districts. More information at their website.
Faith In Action
Faith In Action is a community funded, faith based assistance and resource center for those who need a helping hand in the Chelsea and Dexter school districts. Our goal is to make the quality of living better for the needy in our community by being the safety net that provides the services they need and helps them access other available services. More information at their website.
Grace Children’s Hospital
Grace Children´s Hospital, founded in 1967, is the flagship ministry of International Child Care. Recognized as Haiti´s leading medical facility dedicated to the treatment of children with tuberculosis (TB) Grace Children´s Hospital has staff comprised of all Haitian nationals. More information at their website.
Children’s Home of Detroit
To meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the children in our care, develop personal, family and community relationships which will contribute to healthy opportunities for the children to reach their fullest potential, and to advocate on behalf of all children.
More information is available at their website.
Heifer International seeks to end hunger by promoting self-sufficiency. They do not just give food to the hungry, they give livestock, and they provide education on how to best utilize the animals so that the people can become self sufficient. More information at their website.
Cass Community Social Services
Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) started as part of Cass Community United Methodist Church during the Great Depression. In 2002, they became independent when the Scott building opened and a separate nonprofit/Board of Directors was formed. The mission statement directs the activities of the organization: “CCSS is dedicated to making a profound difference in the diverse populations it serves by providing for basic needs, including affordable housing, promoting self reliance and encouraging community inclusion and improvement.” More information at their website.
United Methodist Retirement Center
United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) was founded in 1906 by Methodist church leaders and laypersons who saw the need for an alternative means of caring for “the lonely aged.” Together they sought an innovative, non-profit, and faith-based way of filling that need. More information at their website.
Jackson Interfaith Shelter
The Jackson Interfaith Shelter is a tax exempt, non-profit agency whose purpose is to feed and shelter the needy of Jackson County.
Stockbridge Outreach Services
Phillip D. Innis United Methodist Church, Liberia, Africa – our sister church
Joy-Southfield Free Medical Clinic – Detroit MI
Beatrice Gabanga, Regional Medical coordinator – Serra Leone
Victoria Tomah, trains mid-wives in Liberia