Mission and Outreach
Gary’s Mission and Outreach supports a variety of local, regional, and international organizations, enabling individuals to live their faith through prayer, hands-on work, financial support, donations of needed items, companionship, presence, and/or systemic change. In addition to these missions, many of which arose from the interests and passions of our congregation, we support other causes of the United Methodist Church that allow us to combine our offerings with those of other United Methodists, nationally and globally, to enact change around the world.
Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) Gary will support the PADS effort to provide shelter and meals to the homeless on June 30 and July 1 at First Congregational Church, Glen Ellyn. Sign up to volunteer or donate food on the homepage (scroll down toward the bottom).
ESSE (Adult Day Care) August is our next month to support the Wheaton ESSE site within St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Sign up in the Commons in late July to provide a treat or pay a visit to brighten the day of the seniors served by ESSE.
International & Domestic Missions
Christopher and Michelle Hays, Mission to Columbia Provides transformational theological education to Latin American pastors and theologians.
Feed My Starving Children Provides low-cost, nutritional meals to hungry children throughout the world.
Fundaniños Guatemala Mission and Teaching Fund
Habitat for Humanity Builds houses in partnership with
Heifer Project International Offers families a way to become
Red Bird Mission School, Kentucky The only K-12 Christian school in this area of Appalachia provides
South Sudan Voices of Hope Efforts to provide humanitarian support for this war-torn region.
Bridge Communities A transitional housing program focused on the achievement of self-sufficiency.
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center Affordable, professional, pastoral counseling
Christmas Sharing A community-wide program of outreach to families and individuals in need.
CROP Walk Raises funds to support hunger needs locally and internationally.
ESSE (Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly) Provides on-site daycare and meals to seniors.
JUST of DuPage A ministry to the incarcerated men and women at DuPage County Jail.
Midwest Shelter for Homeless Vets Transitional living facility for U.S. veterans.
NIL Justice for our Neighbors (JFON) A ministry that welcomes immigrants by providing free or low-cost, expert immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Outreach Community Ministries Provides mental
PRC (People’s Resource Center) Serves thousands of DuPage County families each month, with a food pantry, clothing bank, and educational programs.