"...I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did to me." The familiar words of Jesus in Matthew 25:40 ask us to serve others in His name. There are many opportunities within St. Joe First UMC to serve others by giving our time, talents and financial resources.

Serving Through Outreach

Our vision for our mission work: "Love God by building relationships that bridge community needs with our passion to serve the Lord"

Local Missions

  • Angel Tree for Christmas
  • Benton Harbor Emergency Shelter -- including Christmas Party, Bibles, Resident Dinners, Chlidren's Tote Bags
  • Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen -- volunteers prepare and serve lunch on the 2nd Monday of each month
  • PACE (Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Emergency Food Pantry for the Needy (at our church)
  • Blessings Box (outdoors)
  • Mercy Fund
  • Thanksgiving Ingathering

Regional Missions

  • Youth Mission Trip through Student Life
  • Red Bird Mission in KY
  • Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL

World Missions

  • Haitian Child (Grace Children's Hospital ministry)
  • Haitian Water Project
  • Hunger/Relief Fund -- received the 1st Sunday of each month for Haiti Hot Lunch, Mujila Falls Agriculture Centre in Zambia, and Feed His Sheep
  • 3 Missionary Families
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • PETS -- Personal Energy Transportation
  • UMCOR --emergency disaster relief


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