Tabernacle United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Our Purpose: To build the Body of Christ by growing mature disciples through: Prayer, Worship, Evangelism, Fellowship, Study, and Christian Service.
National Mission Events
Superstorm Sandy Recovery:
UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, has announced that Conferences heavily affected by Superstorm Sandy last October are ready to receive long-term recovery volunteer teams. Teams can register through the New Jersey, the New York, and the Peninsula-Delaware Conferences. All UMVIM teams are required to have a trained UMVIM team leader when they sign up to volunteer. Please let Gary Gross know if you are interested in being on a Recovery Team -- a Tabernacle team or a team with members from various churches. Please contact Gary at email@example.com or 540-786-8060.
2012 Mission Trip to Statesville, NC is Completed:
A set of photos from the trip are now posted on the TUMC web site --- click on "Photos & Fun". Nine Mission Team members from Tabernacle UMC and Fredericksburg UMC traveled to North Carolina on September 30 - October 5th to help build an affordable house with the Wesley Community Development Corporation (WCDC). The house under construction is located in Harmony, NC near Statesville. The team started with a foundation in place and built up from there. Work accomplished included installing the center beam, floor joists, subfloor, all of the outside walls and almost all of the inside walls. The roof trusses were delivered during our last day in Harmony and were installed on the home the next day. Check out "Photos & Fun" for a visual display of progress made by the team during the week they spent working on the home.
Fredericksburg District Mission Partners:
The Fredericksburg District has selected a Domestic Mission Partner, Pathways Ministries - Petersburg, VA to work with and an International Partner, the Methodist Church of El Salvador.
Pathways is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 community development corporation working to rebuild and strengthen the City of Petersburg, Virginia and the surrounding counties. Pathways is a neighborhood partner building pathways to employment, good health, and a revitalized community. Their ministries / programs include Community Clean-up and Improvement, Technical Training School, Home Rehabilitation and Renovation, Employment, Mentoring, Children, Youth, and Adult programs. The Fredericksburg District has committed to two projects, Pathways facility showers and a house renovation.
Salvadoran Mission Projects (SMP) is a partnership between the Evangelical Methodist Church in El Salvador and the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission in the United States whose purpose is to improve the spiritual and physical lives of economically disadvantaged people living in El Salvador. SMP uses volunteers and funds provided by Evangelical Methodist Churches in El Salvador and United Methodist Churches in the US to build and repair church buildings, build and staff medical clinics, provide food for the hungry, and build homes for people who do not have sufficient financial resources to obtain a home through any other program. The Fredericksburg District is planning and scheduling for two mission teams to travel to El Salvador in 2013.
Results of the 2011 Mission Trip to Statesville, NC:
Tabernacle's participation in a mission trip to North Carolina to help the Wesley Community Development Corporation
(www.wesleycdc.com) build affordable housing in the Statesville, NC area was completed on May 15 - 20, 2011.
The Mission team had a great week helping to build a home in Yadkinville, NC. The team consisted of six members from Tabernacle and six from other neighboring churches. The team started with a foundation in place. Work accomplished included installing the sill, center beam, floor joists, sub floor, all of the outside walls for the 4 bedroom home including a bump out for the laundry room, all of the door and window openings, and over ninety percent of the inside walls. We left the site on Friday morning --- the roof trusses were to be delivered the following Tuesday for installation. Photo highlights of the trip are posted on the TUMC web site. Many thanks go out to the team for their expertise, hard work, and accomplishments. Thanks also go to our Tabernacle members and friends for all of your prayers while the team was gone, for the food and supplies you sent along with the team, and for the personal notes to the Tabernacle team members from the Tabernacle Confirmation Class --- all were greatly appreciated. Tabernacle participants on the team included Scott Graham, Charles Prusaitis, Ned Donalson, Linda Donalson, Steve Hay, and Gary Gross.
If you are interested in participating on a future construction mission trip to WCDC, please contact Gary Gross at 540-786-8060 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.