- Red Bird Mission Conference
- Youth Mission Trips
- La Puente
- Pine Ridge Reservation
- Tennyson Center for Children
What is Red Bird Missionary Conference?
The Red Bird Missionary Conference is one of three missionary conferences in the United States, the other two are: Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference and Alaska Missionary Conference. A missionary conference serves in an area where local resources cannot meet the needs; therefore mission support from the whole Church is necessary.
Red Bird Missionary Conference is located in the Southeastern Kentucky. It is the most comprehensive mission effort of The United Methodist Church in the United States, providing outreach and services that minister to the whole person (spiritual, physical, social, and economic).
For more information, visit www.redbirdconference.org.
Taken annually during the summer months. Check the Youth Missions Page for updates and details on upcoming trips.
La Puente provides emergency shelter, food assistance, transitional housing, self-sufficiency services and job training for the homeless and other community members in crisis.
La Puente is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Colorado’s San Luis Valley by providing food, shelter, and advocacy for the homeless and community members in crisis. La Puente endeavors to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently with dignity.
Recent News from La Puente
Dear friends throughout Parker United Methodist Church,
For many years, La Puente in Alamosa has benefited from Parker United Methodist’s mission funding: Thank you! On April 15th, an old multi-family apartment complex in La Jara caught fire and burned to the ground. 9 families lost everything and had no place to stay. La Puente’s volunteers were immediately on the scene providing some of the basic resources we have on hand: clothing, household items, water, and basic provisions. The following day, additional basic and urgent family needs continued to surface. Your mission gift to us became a gift to many others.
The mother in one family had escaped her apartment without any shoes. All of her medications were also consumed by the fire. She was diabetic and needed both glucose tester and insulin. There was no way to get her needs met quickly, without navigating the insurance bureaucracy and having a police report in hand. Your gift made it possible to meet all her needs! She and her family relocated to Antonito where they found a home for rent. In addition, a car was donated to help her, and we used your gift to get the car insured. Now her kids can still attend school in La Jara.
Many families benefited from your gift, and as they thanked La Puente, I felt like they should be thanking you. Thank you so much for helping all the families devastated by fire, and the others who will be assisted by your generous gift. Thank you for considering us with your past mission offering.
La Puente, Alamosa
From 1980 to 2000, the counties that make up Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota comprised the poorest of our nation’s 3,143 counties.
The 2000 census found them the third poorest, not because things got better on Pine Ridge, but because things got worse on two other South Dakota Indian Reservations.
The poverty on Pine Ridge can be described in no other terms than third world. It is common to find homes overcrowded, as those with homes take in whoever needs a roof over their heads. Many homes are without running water, and without sewer.
Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home has grown to become one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading treatment centers and K-12 schools for emotionally and crisis-affected children and youth, particularly those suffering from abuse and neglect. We serve children ranging in age from 5-18 and we are dedicated to ensuring that these amazing kids having the fighting chance they deserve at a satisfying and fulfilling life.
Our treatment programs are extensive and are as varied as the wonderful children and families served by Tennyson Center. We provide competent and caring treatment, educational and advocacy services in an environment that is child-centered, family-focused and community-based. Visit www.childabuse.org for additional information.
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