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Lent Mission Project
April 3, 2022
Blessing of the Go-Bags
Michele Burrell, administrator for Pike County Children & Youth, provided the congregation with a mission moment thanking everyone for the gift of go-bags. The bags are for children who are removed from their homes with either no time to pack or nothing to pack when they must be placed in foster care. They are filled with age-appropiate personal care items like tooth brushes and hair clips, diapers, socks, onsies, teddy bears, etc. Special thanks to Nancy Heim and Rhonda Leister for their great work managing this project.
Pet Food Drive Contribution Made
Milford UMC was excited to donate a ShopRite gift card to the pet food drive at Drew UMC in Port Jervis, NY. Pets mean so much to so many that those struggling to feed themselves with often give what they have to their pets. By being stewards of God's creation, we serve our siblings at the same time.
Souper Bowl of Caring
Sunday February 13, 2022
January 14 was the kick-off day for this years collection of soup cans for the Pike County Ecumenical Food Pantry. MUMC's Team of Henry the Quarter Back and Millie the feline Receiver challenged us to a goal of 350 cans. It was met and passed with over 850 cans delivered to the food pantry.
Baby Shower for Mary and Joseph
Sunday January 2, 2022
A wonderful way to start 2022! Once again, our generous congregation hosted a Baby Shower for Mary and Joseph. Donations are headed to Baby Blessings Pantry at Dingman's Ferry United Methodist Church. Milford UMC is proud to support this vital ministry in our community. The world is our parish!
Angel Tree 2021
for Pike County Children and Youth
Hanging on the Angel Tree were ornaments featuring the names of local children and the gifts they wanted to receive. Church members selected an ornament, purchased the gift and delivered it to the Church. Or they purchased gift cards or make monetary donations for a personal shopper to purchase gifts. A crew of MUMC volunteers wrapped the gifts and they were delivered to Pike County Children and Youth Services.
Back to School Backpack Kits
Milford UMC's annual Home/School Learning Kit collection provided for and distributed 60 kits to the following community partners: Pike County Children and Youth, Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County, and Helping Hands Food Pantry at Drew United Methodist Church in Port Jervis. Four crates of school supplies were placed on the shelves at the Pike County Ecumenical Food Pantry so that families could select specific items needed for their youngsters. One box of assorted school supplies was delivered to Baby Blessings Pantry at Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church.
In addition to supplies donated, our congregation added $202 in the August Communion Offering for the purchase of supplies. Thanks to a generous donation from Dollar Tree in Westfall we were able to do even MORE than we planned! We hope to build on our relationship with Dollar Tree in 2023.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas Perfomance
December 19, 2021
Starring the Milford residents of Pastor Lovallo's family along with members of the choir and the bell choir chiming in, the popular story was retold and a great time was had by all.
Voted to Be A
Reconciling Ministries Congregation
December 11, 2021
The ballots were counted and the voting membership of the church supported our welcoming statement for inclusion of ALL to the full life of the church. We as a congregation are living out the Gospel. We invite everyone to the Lord’s table as equals in respect to value and in respect to rights in all aspects of church life. We have open hearts, open minds, and open doors.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
November 20, 2021
TriVersity Center of Milford held their Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil at MUMC. TriVersity holds this event annually to help shine a light on transphobia & trans-violence and honor those who lost their lives in the face of it. MUMC was honored to host it this year.
Milford COVID Relief Fund Finished
With the partnership of Milford Covid Relief Fund, Pike County Covid Relief Fund, Greater Pike Community Foundation and other agencies, we helped our neighbors during the first year of the pandemic.
We dispensed gas vouchers, meal vouchers, utility bill payment assistance, help with clothing and food for dozens of families. We praise God from whom all blessings flow and are thankful for the opportunity given to us to look after each other with the love of Christ.