The Missions at Arise United Methodist Church provide support for families in need overseas, throughout the United States, within our local communities, and our congregation. One of our church's strategic initiatives is to carry out meaningful missions and participate in hands-on missionary work. Search our Arise calendar for upcoming mission events for more information on how Arise provides hands-on support.
SPECIAL SUNDAY OFFERINGS
Collections for designated mission-related projects are taken on the first Sunday of each month during Holy Communion. There are six designated United Methodist offerings and six offerings chosen by the Arise Mission Committee. (See A YEAR OF GIVING section for specifics.)
A Year of Giving: Arise Mission Projects
Elli's House serves homeless and runaway women involved in human trafficking in Detroit. Its mission is to abolish sex trafficking in Detroit through building relationships, offering safe shelter and providing education.
Native American Ministries Sunday
This Sunday reminds United Methodists of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our society. The offering supports ministries and churches in Native American communities and allows The United Methodist Church to partner with existing native ministries to develop new programs.
One Great Hour of Sharing
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds with disaster relief anywhere around the world, including the United States.
The United Methodist Abundant Health project works to increase access to health interventions in economically vulnerable communities. It partners with community-based programs and also funds United Methodist-specific hospitals and clinics. It’s current focus is protecting children from preventable causes of death and disease.
Chuck Waggin is a group of Livingston and Oakland county pet lovers that provides food for pet owners in need. Its goal is to keep pets with their people. Chuck Waggin participates in the Arise Food Pantry once a month.
Peace with Justice Sunday
Peace with Justice empowers United Methodists to work for peace, love and compassion for God's children everywhere. Donations support programs and ministries to educate, equip and mobilize actions in support of economic, health and gender justice priorities.
Arise Family Relief Fund
This fund provides emergency and other assistance to church members and to others referred to the Missions Committee by church members.
Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan
The foundation is a community committed to caring, sharing, serving, learning and growing with each other regardless of ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or economic status, disability or other human differences. The common bond is God’s love shown through Jesus with an emphasis on social implications of the gospel and personal growth as Christians.
Red Bird Mission
Arise Church supports the Christmas program at Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. The Unted Methodist program serves children in families below the poverty level, meeting the individual needs of each child.
World Communion Sunday
World Communion donations provide college scholarships for minority students in the United States and internationally.
Arise Food Pantry
The Arise Food Pantry provides food to those in need through a distribution at the church on Saturdays.
Love INC (In the Name of Christ)
Arise Fuel Voucher Ministry provides fuel for transportation to clients referred to Arise from Love INC.
RECENT AND UPCOMING MISSION PROJECTS
Arise Church Food Pantry
Those in need of groceries are invited to pick up food from the food pantry between 10: 30 a.m. and noon Saturdays. We provide items such as canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, soups, canned meals, (ex. Chef Boyardee meals). Drive up to our entrance, and volunteers will deliver food to your car.
We welcome contributions of canned and other dry goods and money to assist us in assisting those in need.
Arise Family Relief Fund
We provide emergency and other assistance to church members and others referred to the Missions Committee by church members. See a Missions Committee member or the pastor for more information or assistance.
The Giving Tree
Members donate gifts at Christmas to support the Livingston County Women’s Group effort to provide gifts to people in need in the county.
Love INC Fuel Voucher Ministry
Arise Church provides fuel for transportation to clients referred by Love INC.
Red Bird Mission
We collect monetary donations, school supplies, new books, toys and clothing for the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY. Red Bird Mission is a United Methodist ministry that support Appalachian families in a variety of ways.