For more information on how you can be involved with missions, please contact our Coordinator, Sally Paquette.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The Powhatan Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor – “sweat equity” – into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
RISE AGAINST HUNGER
In November, Powhatan United Methodist Church participates in a Rise Against Hunger program. The hunger relief program is appreciative of any and all help. You do not need to be a member of PUMC to participate. All hands are welcome!
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 12 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.
Rise Against Hunger has provided more than $70 million of direct aid and 34 million meals to 72 countries worldwide.
Please contact Linda Chaffins with any questions.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRIES
Please consider making a shawl, lap robe or lap quilt to share the warmth of God’s love to those who are facing life altering events, such as an illness, birth of a child or loss of a loved one.
For more information, contact Marvalee Unrein.
COALITION OF CHURCHES
The Coalition of Powhatan Churches was established in 1996 for the purpose of helping the citizens of Powhatan County have a better life. The organization has been able to reach out to those who have needed some extra help in all areas of life. Many areas churches have joined hands in this effort. Powhatan has been blessed with many churches of all faiths who believe that by pulling our resources together we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Many organizations, businesses, and individuals have joined in our efforts and we thank all who so freely give of their time, talents, and finances. All are necessary as we meet the various needs within our county. We hope you will enjoy reading all about the organization and if you want to be more involved, please email Patsy Goodwyn.