MISSION MINISTRY

EDGEFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH'S MISSION MINISTRY

 

Missions are one of the most vital and active aspects of the ministry of our 
congregation.  we have many opportunities to share the love of Christ 
through our service to missions both locally and abroad.  As an entire 
congregation, we focus on four main missions continually throughout the year 
– Epworth Children’s Home, John Elmore, Rafiki, and the Children’s Education 
Mission in the Congo.  Additionally, the WARM Project is held in January 
while Salkehatchie is supported in June.  Various organizations within our 
church such as UMW, Rainbow Circle, and Sunday School classes support other 
missions throughout the year.

Epworth Children’s Home provides group residential care for children and 
youth from all of South Carolina.  John Elmore serves through UMVIM as a 
full-time missionary in Chile where he leads an agriculture school.  Rafiki 
is a ministry to several countries in Africa. They provide Christian 
education to children as well as a widows’ ministry.  We support this 
mission financially and by sending school supplies and other requested 
items. The Children’s Education Mission in the Congo is supported in 
conjunction with Martinez Baptist Church and St. John UMC in Augusta to 
assist families in the Congo by providing funds for education. Our members 
also eagerly support those who endeavor to go on mission trips.  A few of 
our additional missions supported through the various groups in our 
congregation include Operation Shoebox, Stop Hunger Now, Power Packs 
(provide food for local school-age children over the weekends), Angel Tree, 
care packages for deployed soldiers, the Wesley Foundation, Loose Change to 
Loosen Chains (assists in ending modern day slavery) and the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes.