October Monthly Missions
At Terrace the monthly mission is Malaria No More which envisions a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. More than a decade into their mission, No More Malaria’s work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. They need funding that’s required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments – ending malaria within our generation.
At Kynett the monthly mission is the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Their immediate need is for monetary donations. They are currently operating a food pantry and are serving meals 7 days a week. During the next 60 days, they are preparing to serve more than 30,000 meals. Although the country is moving forward, they continue to see an increase in men, women and children in need due to the economic impact of the pandemic.
Other Mission Opportunities
Both churches are supporting Operation Christmas Child. If you choose to fill a shoebox(es) this year they are available at the Terrace church only. The Methodist churches of LBI do not want anyone to feel obligated to risk their health in order to shop and fill a shoebox. However, if you would like to donate money, please send it into one of the churches, and it will be sent to Samaritan’s Purse toward this mission. The check should be made out to one of the churches with “Shoebox” in the memo line. If you choose to fill a box, you can pick one up at Terrace church and drop the filled box back off prior to November 8th. Another option is to build a shoebox online: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/ It’s a convenient way to give shoebox gifts directly from home. You make it your own by choosing from a list of gifts, then adding a letter and a photo. They’ll pack it for you and send it off!
Both churches will be collecting gently used warm winter clothing for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. This is a great time to clean out your overly full coat closets and bring your no longer needed warm coats and other items, like shoes and boots to either church. Gray Whetstone will be driving all items down to the Rescue mission . Thanks to Gray and everyone who donates warm clothing to those in need.