EMPHASIS ON MISSIONS
Being a church where the people have caught the vision of God’s kingdom and therefore are accepting their responsibility to extend God’s love to others, we are committed to helping fulfill the mission of the church, which is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Mission programs within the church are the foundation for spreading the good news of the Gospel. Through education, involvement, and partnership with God through the Holy Spirit, our people are on a journey of faith as we participate in reaching out and giving of ourselves in love to others. As Jesus calls us to in Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth,” we are involved locally, nationally and globally. Opportunities are presented on a monthly and sometimes emergency basis for the church family to be in ministry by prayer, hands-on projects, and/or giving of goods or finances.
Some of the recent and ongoing mission projects are:
East Macon Food Bank An item of the month is brought to the church throughout the month to be delivered in bulk. The offering given at the Communion rail is also given to the East Macon Food Bank.
Society of St. Andrew SOSA which has an office in South Georgia for the purpose of organizing gleaning projects, whereby local farmers allow volunteers (mostly church groups) to glean perfectly good food from their fields after harvest, has an ongoing need for funds to transport the gleaned food to food banks where needed to help alleviate hunger. Pitts Chapel has a large container in the vestibule where coins are dropped to be accumulated and sent for this purpose. Last year’s totaled more than $200.00.
Wesley Glen Ministries A South GA Conference ministry for the mentally challenged which is located in Macon, The Methodist Home for Children and Youth and Magnolia Manor-League of Good Samaritan are all generously supported by the Pitts Chapel Church.
Macon Outreach (located at Mulberry UMC in Macon) Supported most significantly by having a Sock-It-To-Me Sunday each November whereby the church family brings socks (all kinds and sizes) to be distributed to the homeless and other clients of Macon Outreach.
Operation Christmas Child (sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse) is a favorite project whereby empty shoe boxes are filled with appropriate gifts and supplies for a child to be distributed in poverty strickened areas throughout the Christmas season at home and abroad.
United Methodist Committee on Relief UMCOR is supported financially and by furnishing health kits, school kits and sewing kits to be distributed as needed. This is a primary project of the United Methodist Women. Our ladies also make childrens outfits to be distributed in underdeveloped countries, generally by “Unto the Least of His” ministry headed by Rev. Bobby Gale. The church has also contributed money to the clean water wells project in Africa.
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission UMVIM is supported by Pitts Chapel financially and by occasional volunteers.
Our church contributes money to at least one fruitful ministry in each of the Six Lanes of the Advance for Christ and His Church each year.
If you have questions or concerns about any of the above,
please contact Barbara Williams at email@example.com.