Risk Taking Mission
*Acts of Kindness
As part of our local outreach efforts, OPUMC has an emergency food ministry. The food items are distributed to people who contact the church for emergency aid.
In addition, special efforts are made at Thanksgiving and Christmas when we adopt local families in need, including the Angel Tree for gift giving.
RED BIRD MISSION
Every summer, volunteers from OPUMC travel to Beverly, Kentucky to serve the people in the Appalachian Mountains through Red Bird Mission.
Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstables to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: education, health and wellness, community outreach, economic opportunity, and community housing improvement.
Our mission teams help with home improvement projects, as well as work at the camp store.
Clara's Closet is a no-cost "Shop," serving 1,100+ low-income and refugee families in Buffalo. Clara's Closet is housed in the Central Park United Methodist Church, and OPUMC joins their effort by collecting items for their "store."
The contacts for OPUMC are
Candy (716-649-1654) and
Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry.
Sewing Circle at OPUMC is an ecumenical group sews for charity. Quilts, blankets, pillowcases, and other projects have been given to organizations, families in need, as well as AOK families. This group likes to learn from and help each other.
The Sewing Circle gets together on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday of every month! Doors open at 9:30 and close around 1:00. Bring your own lunch and drink. All are welcome. You could come with knitting or crocheting. Bring your mask.
Questions? Call Carolyn (716-648-1179.)
SENECA STREET UMC
OPUMC serves this Buffalo mission site in a variety of ways:
Throughout the year, household items and seasonal clothing are collected.
Volunteers participate in their annual Christmas Shoppe, and also donate gifts.
OPUMC's youth group goes a couple times a year to cook and serve a meal and attend their worship service.
SHOES FOR NICARAGUA
A child's education means everything, especially in third world nations.
To attend school in Nicaragua (Central America), children must wear shoes. We hope to make a difference in the lives of these children by providing them with new or gently used shoes, sandals, sneakers, and flip flops.
We arrange for our collection of shoes to be delivered to a Nicaraguan school by missionary Ann Marie Zon, who travels from the United States every year.