Faith in Action

Missions and Advocacy
In our United Methodist tradition, personal piety walks hand-in-hand with social holiness. To put it simply, our spirituality “walks the talk” when engaged in acts of mercy (direct helping) coupled with voices for justice (long-term advocacy leading to social change). Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church has many, many ways to be involved in working for a community that looks more like God’s intention…a place of wholeness, peace and justice. Watch this space for emerging opportunities. …And, if you have a great idea for a new mission or cause for justice, talk with the “Faith in Action” Core Team or Sheila Bigelow, 269-323-9783.Pantry

Check out the UMC Ministry with the Poor page:
http://www.ministrywith.org/

Opportunities for Hands-On Acts of Mercy
Romance Road -- Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at Chapel Hill
Ministry with Community
YWCA

Bethany Christian Services

Opportunities for Justice Advocacy
Michigan United (an interdenominational effort in southwest Michigan to work on agreed issues of social justice)
Reconciling Ministries Network: Reconciling Congregations Efforts and Events (working for full inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered persons in the community of faith)
Deacon’s Conference
Crop Walk
Meals on Wheels
Refugee Resettlement
Blood Drives
Community Garden
Parkwood-UpJohn Elementary Tutoring
Shawl Ministry