2023 Lenten Offering Opportunities

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Thank you for your generous giving!

We offer the following suggestions for the Lenten giving opportunities this year.

Ukraine Response (UMCOR):
Since the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has acted on behalf of The United Methodist Church to provide aid and assistance. Grants for immediate relief have been given to trusted partners – United Methodist churches in surrounding countries, ecumenical partners and non-governmental organizations – to provide direct aid inside Ukraine as well as help for those who have fled to surrounding countries. More information is available at UMCmission.org

Habitat for Humanity:
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that helps provide families with affordable housing by building or improving places to call home.

The Lord’s Table - Sarah Jane Johnson UMC:
Sara Jane Johnson UMC has been serving the needy in our community since 1986 by hosting a family meal every Tuesday. Members of Vestal UMC have faithfully helped serve for many years. Your contributions will help support the purchase of food for these meals.

The Rescue Mission:
The Rescue Mission has served the homeless and poor in the love of Christ since 1887. For many years, it was one mission and one city. The RM fed and housed alcoholic men living on the edge of the Erie Canal in Syracuse. Today, they serve the homeless and poor in the love of Christ in Syracuse, Cayuga County and Broome County. While it’s now three communities, it’s still one mission. Your donations will help feed these men.

General Funds:
Our church continues our quest to balance our budget and your donations will help, not only to balance our year, but to grow our mission and ministry.