Each month, Woodridge UMC's Outreach Committee designates an organization, ministry, or mission (or two) to be the recipient of our monthly Outreach Offering.
March 2023 Outreach Offering
Turkey/Syria Earthquake Response
How can we help victims of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria? Our best answer is UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), the disaster relief arm of the United Methodist Church. That’s why UMCOR’s Disaster Response and Recovery Fund for Earthquake victims is our March Outreach Offering.
How is UMCOR helping?
Working with local partners International Blue Crescent and Forum for Development Culture and Dialogue, UMCOR “provides tents, heaters, blankets, warm clothes, ready to eat meals and first aid kits to those who have been displaced.” Whatever our denominational troubles or squabbles might be, we can always be proud of the incredible and vital work UMCOR provides all around the world. Remember, 100% of our donations go directly to helping victims. (This is possible because the business and administration of UMCOR is funded through other means.)
Ways to donate to the March Outreach Offering:
- Check or cash in an Outreach Offering envelope placed in the Offering Plate in the Narthex or in the gold mail slot at the church’s east door.
- Online via our website. Select “Current Month Outreach” in the drop down menu.
Text the amount you want to give to 630-449-7121 and select “Current Month Outreach” in the drop down menu.
Support UMC missions and ministries
Additionally, each month the Outreach Committee requests prayers for a United Methodist missionary and a church with whom we have a relationship. See more here.