Jesus gives us a mission to go and make disciples, to serve. He sends us out into the world with a mission. So for us mission is about partnering with God in His redemptive work in the world. We aspire to be part of what God is already doing.
We believe that sharing the love of Christ means meeting people where they are and making sure their basic needs are met. We do this through hands on mission work both locally and internationally, as well as by supporting long-term missionaries. As the Body of Christ we aim to be where we believe Jesus would be, where God is at work.
DISCIPLE’S FOOD PANTRY
exist to feed the hungry. They assist 60-80 local families each Tuesday (10-12, 4-6) as they provide 88,000 items to the hungry each year. As the cost of food rises, and the need for assistance increases, this becomes more of a challenge.
You can join WPC in supporting this ministry by contributing items to
the food pantry. You can bring items to our church office or directly to the Food Pantry (located at Asbury Methodist Church on 149 S. Main in Woodstown).
The following items are needed: pasta and sauce, mac and cheese, canned items such as pasta, tuna, meats, vegetable and fruits, soups, beans, rice, potatos, PB&J, cerea
l, canned milk, tea, jellp/pudding, toilet paper, broths, hot chocolate, cookies/crackers, stuffing, gravies, hamburger helper, pasta mixes, pop corn, pancake mix/syrup, coffee, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, baking items, hot cereal, juices, detergent, sugar, salt, spices.
GET INVOLVED IN MISSION
Our church is involved in many local missions, which often happen through our Life Groups. For current information on local missions or start a new mission opportunity click here.
WPC also focuses on international mission in partnership with La Iglesia Evangelica Menonita Central in San Juan, Dominican Republic. We travel down to San Juan, D.R. each year to work with the local church in sharing the Gospel through love and action. To receive more information, or to join the Summer 2017 Dominican Republic Mission Trip click here to fill out a form. Keep scrolling down to learn about our ministry partner, Buen Samaritano (an orphanage in the D.R.) and how to sponsor a child.
SPONSOR A CHILD TODAY!
One of our mission partners is an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, just outside of San Juan de la Maguana in a city called Valle Juelo you will find 27 loving kids and 2 incredible parents at a Home called Buen Samaritano (The Good Samaritan). Check them out by visiting their Facebook page!
We have a wonderful opportunity for you to have a lasting impact on a child’s life through WPC’s sponsorship program for the children of Buen Samaritano. Sponsoring a child will allow the child the opportunity to reach their full potential for a brighter and healthier future. We encourage Sponsors to communicate and get to know their Sponsored Child through letters, emails, birthday/ holiday cards and more!
Your tax-deductible contribution of $30 a month will profoundly change a child’s quality of life and future!
CLICK HERE to visit the Buen Samaritano Sponsorship Website and become a sponsor today! Like and follow the FACEBOOK page for sponsorship as well!
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” ~1 John 3: 16-18
SANDWICHES OF HOPE
Sandwiches of Hope is a fantastic outreach opportunity for all ages! It all started with one individual and his love for God’s people. Don started this ministry from his own kitchen and has since then been able to partner with a few churches and a handful of individuals. Don brings a 100+ sandwiches EVERY FRIDAY to Bridgeton to handout. If there are no volunteers signed up for a Friday, Don will make all the sandwiches himself! Our church has committed to every third Friday, but Don can always use help! Don would also appreciate donations of :
Brown Paper Lunch Bags, Ziploc Sandwich Bags (NOT snack size bags), Any Kind Of Wrapped Candy, Mayonnaise, Mustard , White Paper Napkins, Used Plastic Grocery Bags, Occasionally, Home Made Cookies Of The Chocolate Chip Kind, Sugar Cookies, Molasses Cookies, ETC
Volunteers will go to Aldine Methodist Church to make the sandwiches at 1:00pm and will distribute the sandwiches n Bridgeton at Bethany Grace at 3:30pm.
To Get Involved Please Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2019 WPC is embarking on a new adventure called ONE ACT OF LOVE. Every month – on the 3rd Saturday -we will go out into the community and serve. It is a chance for individuals and families to tangibly share God’s love.
Stay tuned here for upcoming mission opportunities or check out the ONE ACT OF LOVE Bulletin Board – located in the hallway across from the Toddler Room – to sign up!