We grow in LOVE through mission and outreach…
At Leonia United Methodist Church, our focus throughout 2012 and 2013 has been “radical hospitality for the stranger.” Through the leadership of our pastor and Outreach Ministry Team, through preaching, small groups, fellowship dinner learning opportunities, personal study, and outreach and mission opportunities, we have grown in our ability to recognize, lovingly serve, and befriend the stranger in our midst.
Organizations We Partner in Ministry With:
The Community of Friends in Action is a community organization in Eastern Bergen County that assists workers and their families. They provide occupational safety and health training with no fee, ESL classes, wage theft recovery assistance, and a workers’ link program that connects homeowners and small businesses with workers who need casual or occasional work.
CUMAC feeds people and changes lives. It works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson, Passaic County, and northern New Jersey.
Family Promise of Bergen County provides services and shelter to working homeless families in Bergen County. It keeps families with dependent children together in times of crisis, shepherding them through temporary periods of homelessness by helping them create an achievable vision and develop a strong foundation for self-sufficiency.
A Future with Hope repairs and rebuilds homes, communities, organizations and systems by strengthening community leadership, engaging neighborhood people, and releasing local assets.
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. Their mission is to provide decent, affordable homes for hardworking Bergen County families.
International Students Inc exists to share Christ’s love with international students and to equip them for effective service in cooperation with the local church and others.
Sa Leone Health Pride is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by our own member, Florence Dorwie. The geographic focus of SLHP’s activities are in Sierra Leone and other West African countries. Education is the organization’s primary strategy for helping to reduce maternal / fetal mortality rate in this region. The “Each One Teach One” model will be used to empower and educate healthcare workers, women, mothers and the community.
Center for Hope and Safety (formerly known as Shelter Our Sisters) Center for Hope and Safety’s mission is to assist women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse. The agency provides emergency and transitional housing, emotional support, and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency.
UMCOR The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.
CUMAC Holiday Wish List Program
Dedication During Worship on Sunday, December 3
Every year, CUMAC’s Wish List program matches area youth with donors to make holiday dreams come true. Last year, holiday gifts were collected and distributed to over 1,200 children living in shelters or dealing with illness, poverty or other difficulties. Thank you to all the donors that help bring joy to youth in our community every year. We couldn’t do it without you.
Sunday, November 26
Family Promise has been committed to feeding the hungry since 1991. Every day of the year, a different group is scheduled to prepare and serve dinner at the Health and Human Services Center in Hackensack. Up to 120 people are served a nutritious meal each night. Many of the guests utilizing the program are residents of the shelter. However, the program is open to anyone in the community, no questions asked.
There are two ways you can help:
- Bring part of the dinner. Cook something and bring it to the Leonia Church kitchen between 1 and 3 p.m.
- Help serve the dinner. Join us at the Hackensack Shelter from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The best way to help right now is by donating to the GNJ Sandy Relief Fund. The GNJAC has established the GNJ Sandy Relief Fund to help with the relief, recovery, rebuilding, and renewal of those affected by Superstorm Sandy, with a focus on the elderly and low-income residents as well as parsonages and church buildings.