Make an IMPACT

Make an impact in the lives of people in our community, our state, and our country by giving to the Missions Advent Offering. The goal of the Advent Offering this year is $12,400.  This offering will support the work of the following local social service organizations, Illinois Great Rivers Conference Golden Cross ministries, and domestic missions:

Local Organizations:
Park Methodist Food Pantry - provides food to local people in need
Wesley Paper Goods Distribution – provides paper products to local people in need
Labyrinth House – offers reintegration services to formerly incarcerated women in McLean County
Faith in Action – provides rides to and from doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping assistance, friendly visits, friendly phone calls, and light home maintenance for seniors in the Bloomington-Normal area
Home Sweet Home Mission - provides case management and other supportive services to the homeless in the Bloomington-Normal area such as shelter, hot meals, clothing and toiletries, and children’s programming
Western Avenue Community Center - social service organization and community center reaching out into the neighborhood in our community
Community Health Care Clinic - provides high quality medical care to the patients in our community who need it most
Habitat for Humanity – helps families build and improve places to call home
Safe Harbor - a ministry of the Salvation Army that provides a safe warm environment to sleep, storage of some personal belongings, breakfast & dinner, shower and laundry facilities, and case management services
The Baby Fold – specializes in working with children and youth who have severe emotional and behavioral disorders and their families

Illinois Great Rivers Conference Organizations:
Evenglow Lodge – a Continuing Care Retirement Community that is located in the heart of downtown Pontiac, Illinois. Evenglow is a non-profit, faith-based organization that has a mission to “Offer a continuum of retirement choices and services in a Christian environment.”
Sunset Home – non-profit ministry in Quincy, IL that delivers all levels of senior care in a Christian environment including skilled nursing, intermediate care, short-term rehabilitation, two independent living communities, and the state’s largest Alzheimer’s unit
United Methodist Village – non-profit retirement community in Lawrenceville, IL that provides skilled nursing, intermediate care, assisted living and independent living
Wesley Village - a full-service retirement community in Macomb, IL offering independent living homes, independent living apartments, Wesley-At-Home Homemaker, Home Nursing Services and Home Healthcare, a health care center, and a rehabilitation unit that features a skilled nursing/Medicare wing and a Memory Care wing
Alton Memorial Hospital – a full service community hospital in Alton, IL
Methodist Medical Center of IL (UnityPoint Health – Methodist) - a full service community hospital in Peoria, IL
Chaddock  - offers hope and healing for severely traumatized children and their families through residential treatment, on-campus school that provides specialized education, foster care and adoption services, specialized treatment for children and adolescents with unresolved trauma, consultation and education for caregivers of preschool children and international consultation and training through the Chaddock Training Institute
Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House – provides quality early childhood development services, comprehensive youth services, individual and family support services, services to older adults, and housing economic development services which will help move individuals and families out of poverty in the East St. Louis area.
Spero Family Services – provides hope, help, and healing to individuals and families in Southern Illinois through Community Services, Clinical Services, an Health & Child Welfare Services

Domestic Missions:
Henderson Settlement Mission – includes a work camp to educate persons in mission and serves as a bridge between dreams and reality for families in the Southeastern Kentucky and Northern Tennessee area
Red Bird Mission - empowers individuals and advocates justice by providing spiritual, educational, health, and community outreach ministries in the Appalachian mountain area

Give as you can. Every donation is appreciated. Please contact Sandi Hinrichs for more information about this important mission at or you can find special Advent Offering envelopes in the pews during Sunday services or at the Welcome Center.


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