MEMBERS: Norma Topp and Laura Bowen

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 or touch base with one of our committee members for more information on how Arise provides hands-on support.

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


Human Relations Day

Outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico and encourages social justice work with at-risk youth.


Native American Ministries

Educates Native American seminarians and cultivates Native American Outreach.


One Great Hour of Sharing

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds with disaster relief anywhere around the world, including the United States.


Arise Family Relief Fund

Emergency financial assistance to Arise members as well as Pinckney area residents.


Second Chance Support Network

Second Chance Support Network located in Brighton is a non-profit, Christian mentoring program for men and women coming out of jail or prison.


Peace with Justice

Empowers United Methodists to work for Peace, Love and Compassion for God's children everywhere.


Arise Family Fund

Emergency financial assistance to Arise members and Pinckney area residents.


United Methodist Student Day

Provides scholarships and loans to deserving United Methodist students.


Arise Food Panttry

Provides needed food and personal items to area residents.


World Communion Sunday

Funds provide college scholarships for minority students in the United States and internationally.


Operation Christmas Child shoebox shipping

Helps cover the cost of $7.00 per box to ship the over 100 boxes prepared at Arise each year.


Love INC (In the Name of Christ)

Arise Fuel Voucher Ministry provides fuel for transportation to clients referred to Arise from Love INC.

Vacation Bible School

Exact dates T.B.D. July or August


Arise Church Food Pantry

Provides weekly boxes of food for those in need in the surrounding community.

Love INC Fuel Voucher Ministry

Provides fuel for transportation to clients referred to Arise from Love INC.

Arise Family Relief Fund

Emergency financial assistance provided to Arise members and Pinckney area residents.

Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes

Shoeboxes of toys and supplies sent to children all over the world at Christmas to bring Christ into

their lives.

The Giving Tree

Gifts donated at Christmas for those less fortunate in our area and organized by the Livingston County Women's Group.

Our annual fundraisers:

Silent Auction, Scrapbooking and SpudFest have been put on hold until further notice.