• Rachel Merva

Updated: Jan 23

The Missions Committee at MTMUMC oversaw several food outreach initiatives over the last month. With the support of our church community, along with neighbors, friends and family, we collected cash and grocery store gift cards, canned goods and "virtual turkeys". We raised approximately $1,400 plus non-perishable food and winter clothing that filled a full size van and three cars! We got the word out to the community to attend six different pop up food pantries in the area and volunteered for the distribution. We brought surplus produce to a homeless shelter, and delivered Farmers to Families food boxes to parishioners and neighbors without transportation. We are all in this together! Praise God! #BridgeportRescueMission #ChristianCommunityAction #APNH #SpoonerHouse #MTMUMC #UMCMission






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  • Rachel Merva

Updated: Jan 24

At our September Missions meeting, we talked about the devastating impact from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. The MTMUMC Missions Committee agreed to support the relief efforts with a $300 donation to a designated fund of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) that was earmarked for US disasters including Hurricane Laura. As a follow up, one of our committee members, Leigh Bak suggested sending an email to the MTMUMC community for individual donations to this advance. Another $1,235 was received! This is a true blessing, especially since Hurricane Delta hit many of the same neighborhoods and communities only six weeks later! For more information about recovery efforts, please see the article attached below. https://www.umnews.org/en/news/amazing-grace-comes-in-many-ways-for-storm-survivors


Please see the link for giving to this fund right here: https://advance.umcor.org/p-620-umcor-us-disaster-response-and-recovery.aspx and be sure to select Mary Taylor Memorial UMC as the designated church! Please continue to hold our brothers and sisters impacted by these hurricanes in your prayers. May God give them endurance and hope and strength and faith. Amen.

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  • Rachel Merva

Updated: Jan 24

As the pandemic began to take shape earlier this year, Mary Taylor Memorial UMC acted quickly to support strangers in need with the creation of The Samaritan Fund, which assists other United Methodist Churches in our conference that are financially insecure due to circumstances related to COVID-19. Thanks to the heartwarming generosity of our MTMUMC community who faithfully supports the church with regular offerings, we have funded just over $20,000 across five different churches in the Connecticut and Catskill Hudson Districts of the New York Annual Conference as follows: First UMC Torrington (CT), New Milford (CT) UMC, Summerfield UMC (Bridgeport, CT,) Ulster Heights (Ellenville, NY) and St. Marks UMC (Napanoch, NY). Please see links below for some of the outreach taking place in these communities. God bless the work being done all around our conference!




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