Mission and outreach: Helping others
Mission and outreach: Helping others
A cornerstone of the United Methodist Church is reaching out to others. Milton UMC invites you to participate in a number of mission and outreach programs:
After-school hospitality - We wish to provide after-school hospitality one day a week to the several parents who wait to pick up their children from the adjacent Northside Intermediate School
Boy Scouts - We sponsor Troop 454 at Milton UMC.
CROP Walk - Walkers and donations help fight hunger through Church World Service. Click here for more.
Feeding Families at Christmas - Milton UMC provides Christmas meals to families each December. In collaboration with Milton Community Action.
Fifth Sundays - We seek to provide in-house opportunities to serve others on the mornings of the fifth Sunday of the month
GIFTS men's homeless shelter - Milton UMC partners with Janesville-area churches in providing an overnight shelter. We assist with intake, dinners, breakfasts and overnight supervision during two or three weeks each winter. Click here for more.
Housing 4 Our Vets - A collection held in conjunction with our Veterans Dinner helps support veterans in Rock County.
InGathering - Each June, United Methodists around the state are asked to gather contributions to help meet a variety of needs.
Jail ministry - Collecting toys for children whose parents are incarcerated. We have a collection box at Milton UMC throughout the month of November.
Meals on Wheels - Volunteers from Milton UMC help provide home-delivered meals to people in need.
Milton Area Youth Center - Our congregation provides meals to MAYC on he first Tuesday and second Thursday of the month. We also coordinate mentors to volunteer at MAYC anytime. Please contact the church office if you can help support Milton's youth in this way.
Milton Food Pantry - Through food and money donations and volunteering. Also by donations of school supplies.
Missionary Paul Webster -Our donations and prayers support Rev. Webster's agricultural sustainability efforts in Mujila Falls, Africa. Click here for more.
Missions of the United Methodist Women - our active local unit is involved in several special and ongoing mission projects throughout the year
Mitten Tree - Hats and mittens collected at Milton UMC in early December are given to families through Milton Community Action.
MOME clothing exchange - This is an event for the whole family: Moms on a Mission Exchange (pronounced "mommy"). Bring a bag of clothes, take a bag or more. We offer men's, women's, teens, maternity and children's clothing, for free. Open to the public. Offered on the second Saturday of the month, 2 to 5 p.m., at Milton UMC.
Nursing homes - A video recording of Sunday worship is given each week to nursing homes in Edgerton and Milton so residents may share in the experience of worshiping God.
Postal food drive - Held each May, to support the Milton Food Pantry.
Student transportation - Milton UMC will be involved in helping provide school transportation for homeless students in the School District of Milton.
The Open Table - a free, monthly community meal on the last Saturday of the month. Volunteers are needed for greeters, set-up, food purchasing, cooks, servers and clean-up.
Youth Rock - Milton UMC is part of a new ministry in Rock County called Youth Rock. The one-week youth mission event is held in July. Participants are housed in Janesville and fan out to work throughout Rock County. The event is open to any youth, entering 7th through 12th grades, regardless of church affiliation.
Mission & outreach contacts
Barb Braun, outreach ministry coordinator
Jan Carwardine, chair, Local & Global Missions Committee
Marilyn Eyster, president, United Methodist Women
Elizabeth Parker, children's & young family ministries coordinator