Our Savior supports the Methodist denomination’s many missional offering opportunities. The United Methodist Women support many UMW mission projects such as assembling donations of Health, Sewing, School, Layette and Nigerian Kits each year. These items are sent to Midwest mission distribution Center near Springfield, IL. Midwest Mission Link.
We began Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse in 2012 and have sent hundreds of boxes. This ministry opens up in October and boxes are sent out mid-November. Many children worldwide have been blessed at Christmas with these boxes Operation Christmas Child Link
We continue to help church/community members in need with benefits (cancer patient) and meeting transportation needs.
We began Sidewalk Monday School for five 2013 July/Aug. summer Mondays on the Good Samaritan Society’s lawn. All children between preschool and 6th grade were welcome. Several children of unchurched families came as well as kids from other churches who were between activities at their churches. Prizes were given and the congregation’s generosity in donating the prizes was key to the success of the project. This 2014 summer, we held Sidewalk Monday School again for 8 weeks. Having the experience of last year, we were ready for a great summer and were not disappointed. 35-40 kids was the average attendance with 72 as the high. We also had more volunteers to help. This has been a wonder intergenerational project.
Our Sunday School have participated in fundraising for the Heifer Project. Heifer Project International Link
OSUM Methodist Men are doing all types of projects: Meals on Wheels, Church facility needs, Scripture Reader, Usher/Greeters, Sidewalk Monday School, Single Moms Ministry, etc. : unitedmethodistmen.org Link
October Blanket Ministry - Through the Christian World Service organization, funds are collected to purchase blankets for those in need. Providing shelter, warmth, safety and hope. CWS Blankets Link
Our Savior Choir and Hand Chime Choir - Our choirs provide inspiration and support during the 10 am Worship Service. Through the music we witness to the congregation and are under the direction of Jerry Jimmerson.