EASTER appeal

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March 2021

 

As we approach one year of living through a worldwide pandemic, it is a great time to take a moment and reflect on the significance of Christ’s resurrection and its significance to our Christian faith. The recipients of our Easter Appeal are three very deserving organizations who need our help now more than ever. Please consider sharing your blessings with them. They are:


BRIDGE COMMUNITIES

Through the help of its program partners and supporters Bridge Communities provides free transitional housing to 137 homeless DuPage County families each year. During the two years each family spends in the program, they are able to save money, learn budgeting skills, and obtain better employment, so they can live self-sufficiently once they graduate. The transitional housing program provides apartments, supportive services, and a stable environment to the homeless families who are working to improve or develop the skills necessary to live independently. Bridge works with local faith-based and community action groups that provide mentors and essential financial support. Bridge provides professional case management, education, tutoring, career counseling, coaching, and donated automobiles.


MISSIONARY IN LIBERIA

HUMC continues to sponsor Helen Roberts-Evans, who is serving as Director of the Department of General Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in Liberia. She manages resources for teacher training, scholarships, renovation, and repair of school buildings and new school construction. She is a native of Liberia, but grew up in the Chicago area, and is a product of the Northern Illinois Conference. 


UMCOR

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) brings God’s hope, healing, and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by war, conflict, or natural disaster. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response to people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. UMCOR provides survivors not only temporary relief, but also long-term education, training, and support. 


Help us share the Easter message of hope and inspiration. Join the struggle against hunger, poverty, violence, and disease at home and around the world and include these organizations in your prayers and gifts. 


DONATION OPTIONS

May the true hope that Easter brings be in your heart as you consider supporting these Mission projects that are a part of our Rainbow Covenant commitment this year. Donations may be mailed to the church office with “Easter Appeal” noted in the memo, or donate directly and safely below


Sandy Usher on behalf of the

HUMC Missions Committee


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