Mission Activities and Projects

The mission ministry of The First United Methodist Church of Warren is involved, engaged, and inspired! We interpret missional needs locally and abroad. We raise funds for mission projects and personnel in southeast Michigan and around the world. We also provide opportunities to learn about ministry and mission projects and schedule regular days to serve in the metropolitan Detroit area.

STITCH SEWING GROUP Mask Making

STITCH will be making masks for distribution to the local elementary schools on Thursday (July 9).  Everyone is welcome to attend even if you do not know how to sew.  There a cutting and ironing jobs that need to be done along with the actual sewing.

Collection of non-perishable Food Items

We are collecting non-perishable food items to share through various community agencies with those in need.  Place your donations inside the north entrance doors.

 

CAN and bottle drive for mcrest

Until June 23, we are collecting returnable cans and bottles as a fundraiser for MCREST (Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team).  Please bring your returnables to the north entrance of the church.

 

 

Masks for Community Health Workers

With the advent of COVID-19 and the continuing lack of masks in hospitals and other care facilities, Warren First is collecting masks to be donated to these organizations.  Many of us have fabric remnants at home that can be used in mask construction and there are many sewing patterns for masks currently on the internet.  Pick a pattern that is appropriate for your skill set and available materials.  Masks can be dropped off at the church in a box on a shelf in the north entrance for distribution to the facilities in need of them.

 

Crochet Mask Holders

 

Hat, Mitten, and Scarf Tree

Free yarn is available to be used to knit/crochet hats, mittens, and scarves for the annual Hat, Mitten and Scarf Tree.   In December the tree is erected in the hallway near the sanctuary to be decorated with these donations.  The hand made and purchased winter ware is distributed to those in need.

 

Layette Project

Although the layettes are collected at the church building only in the late winter to early spring, we encourage everyone to pick up articles  year round that can be used to assemble them.  Keeping knitting, sewing, and crocheting blankets and booties.  Watch for sales on sleepers, outfits, onsies, bottles, and diapers. Layettes are assembled from these donations on Mother’s Day weekend and distributed to new mothers in need.