We are called together to be risk takers for Christ who:
Cherry Hill UMC is involved in many mission opportunities.
This Spring and Summer's Mission Projects will keep us busy here at Cherry Hill UMC as we seek to build up the body of Christ and make the world a better place.
May 14-15, members from CHUMC will be participating in the 2nd Annual "Change the World" weekend by walking in the American Cancer Society's 24 hour "Relay for Life" here in Canton. Last year our team received the Bronze Award for the amount of funds raised for Cancer Research.
Habitat for Humanity continues to be a vital part of our mission ourtreach work as we work with the Huron Valley Chapter. We will have a "Habitat" Auction in early summer (stay tuned for the date). Our scheduled work days are May 21 and June 9 and our folks are looking forward to getting to work with our brothers and sisters from around the region with the goal of providing suitable housing for those in need.
Our United Methodist Men's group has recently delivered another supply of parts for PET Holland. Personal Transportation Vehicles are being sent around the world providing simple, basic transportation for individuals who have no use of their legs. The vehicles that we make parts for go to children. Check out the PET project at www.petmiholland.org. We produce enough parts to make a trip to Holland every other month.
The Men's group along with others from our church is providing a hot meal every other month to the Salvation Army in Ypsilanti. The "Army" has a location on Park Street that provides meals on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In August, a team from Cherry Hill UMC, Newburg UMC, Moorestown-Stittsville UMC United Methodists from Arizona and some Friends (Quaker) churches from Indiana will be heading off to Jamaica once again to work on the Fruiful Vale Methodist Church. We will also be working at a tiny Wesleyan Church School as well as helping lead a Vacation Bible school. PAPA's Ministries, a ministry founded by our former minister Revs. Merlin & Kay Pratt, will be hosting them. See pictures of their work at www.papasministries.org
Each fall when the children head back to school, the CHUMC family goes into action to provide back packs with school supplies to the little ones of the Starfish Head Start program at the old Sheldon School on Michigan Avenue. Later in the fall, with the help of Hauk Farms, we provide pumpkins for the children to take home and carve.
If any of these sound interesting to you come on out and join us.
Please continue to pray for guidance and strength as we serve God by serving others.