We Depend on Your Regular Giving
Your financial giving provides a home for a variety of ministries here at the church – ministries such as Little Blessings Preschool, the Winter Shelter, AA and NA meetings, Boy Scouts, Youth Group meetings, Vacation Bible School – and many, many more.
You also are supporting, through our connections in the world-wide United Methodist Church, a variety of mission and missionary activities all around the globe. In many countries, you are supporting drinkable water, orphanages, job training, women’s rights, healthcare and so much more.
Pray and listen to God’s word as you consider your gift and then respond so that we can properly plan for the outreach possibilities that are within the reach of this church.
To set up online giving click the button below and choose General Budget from the “Select a Fund” drop down menu.
Christmas Outreach for Parker Task Force
This Christmas season, Parker UMC will be partnering with Parker Task Force to provide for children in need.
We will be collecting socks and underwear for children, ages 2-18 and we will also be collecting new toys. Please leave the toys unwrapped and the folks at Parker Task Force will take care of the rest.
Large collection boxes will be set up in the narthex from November 13-December 4.
We have heard so many questions about this year’s Winter Shelter and have been working hard to finalize the details for this year’s Winter Shelter with the other churches in our network as well as the county. Stay tuned for more details that will be coming soon about ways that you can be involved and help this amazing mission!
Help to Support Ukrainian Refugees
If you feel called to support the surge of suffering refugees fleeing from Ukriane to safety, you may give with confidence thru UMCOR or thru Global Hope.
Gifts to UMCOR to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:
- Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450
- By toll free telephone: 888-252-6174
- By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 1008churches in 7-9068 or given through PUMC with UMCOR-Ukraine in the memo section
Gifts to Global Hope may be made online at https://www.globalhope.org/giving/ Click on Donate, Give Once, and select Ukrainian Refugee Relief from the drop down menu. Checks to PUMC should be marked Global Hope-Ukraine in the memo section. Gifts will go directly to two of Global Hope’s partner churches in Romania who are helping refugees who have entered Romania. All gifts to both UMCOR and Global Hope will directly support relief with no administrative charges.
Endowment Gifts Make Scholarships Possible
For a number of years, the Endowment Committee has been granting scholarships to our qualified High School seniors who are going on to higher education. If anyone would like to donate funds to help with this project, you can select the option for “Endowment – Scholarships” on the GIVE page of the church’s website, or write a check to PUMC with “Endowment – Scholarships” in the memo line.
Parker Task Force
The Parker Task Force is dedicated to providing individuals and families in our community with food, limited financial assistance and other support services to help them become self-sufficient. These services will be delivered with compassion, dignity and respect by our 100% volunteer staff.
We work closely with PTF and hold food and clothing drives regularly for the organization. If you would like to make a donation of non perishable food please drop it by the church office.
With the political upheaval followed by a 7.2 earthquake, our ministry in Haiti is a stabilizing presence. Your gifts help sponsor The Bridge, sponsoring a women’s Bible study, for Haitians and led by Haitians and fully support a social worker working with abused and traumatized young women. If you are able to honor a daughter, mother, wife or other important woman in your life by making a donation, it will bless others in this shaken land.
Manna Bags provide essential items for homeless individuals. It’s helpful to have a few of these bags with you to give to to those individuals when you meet them in parks, stop signs and city streets. With the issues that many of us are facing now, the need may be urgent.
We still have bags available at the church just inside the upper door by the office. If you wish to pick up one, or more, to have in your car, just buzz in at the church office entrance between 10 am and 4 pm M-F and someone will let you in to pick them up.
We also invite you to put your own bags together at home, either to give out yourself, or to bring to the church for others to give out. It’s not hard to do, but it takes a little time and money to put together. All bags don’t have to be identical in their contents, but a general item list is below. Most of the items were purchased at Walmart or Sam’s Club.
Item List (all items should be non-perishable)
- Paper Bag (needs to be strong enough to withstand time in the car before handing out)
- Protein: we use vienna sausage
- Fruit Cup
- Bottled Water
- Plastic Ware (fork, knife, spoon) need to be in a baggie for sanitation
- Moist Towelette
- Granola Bar
- Prayer (optional) I have a slip of paper with a short prayer for the recipient from ______. A place to be signed or initialed.
- PUMC Card (optional)