OCCUMC Missions

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Organic Missions and Outreach



Oak Creek Community UMC Food Pantry

The church maintains a year-round food pantry to help members of the church who are in need of assistance.  The majority of the donations are provided by the members of the church. The church has also been the recipient of food from some school food drives. Some of the donations are shared with the Oak Creek Salvation Army and Interfaith.

Our Harmony Club

We are very excited to host Our Harmony Club at our church which offers respite care for the caregivers in our community.  Our Harmony Club offers a social day program, at an affordable price, so caregivers can take time to themselves. Our Harmony Club is the only affordable social day program in all of WI and it's 98% volunteer based.

It is quite amazing to see all the care and love people do have for one another. These seniors are often forgotten and this program allows them to engage their minds and feel important while their personal caregiver gets a rest to refuel their mind body and soul.

For more information about Our Harmony Club, please check out: www.ourharmonyclub.org

Alcoholics Anonymous

OCCUMC is home to a local chapter of AA that meets Monday nights at 7 pm in the lower level.

 



 Local Missions and Outreach



Cathedral Center -Milwaukee, WI

The Cathedral Center provides emergency shelter and case management services for individual women and families who are homeless or experiencing housing crisis.  Families served include single mothers or fathers, as well as married couples with children.  Volunteers from area churches provide an evening meal, a lunch for the next day and caring, social interaction. Their website is: https://www.womenshelters.org/det/cathedral-center-inc .

Midwest Mission Distribution Center - Chatham, IL

MMDC is a disaster relief facility and caring ministry related to the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and the North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.  It receives donations from churches, organizations, businesses and individuals.  These donations are used to make health kits, personal dignity kits, school and teacher bags, school desks, layettes, birthing kits, sewing kits, bedding kits, children’s hospital gowns, quilts, medical equipment and cabinets, sewing machines, bicycles, cleaning buckets, and Personal Energy Transportation (P.E.T.) vehicles.  They are used locally, nationally and internationally.  Visit their website for more information: www.midwestmissiondc.org .

Summerfield United Methodist Church - Milwaukee, WI 

Summerfield UMC has been conducting a weekly meal outreach program in the upper east side for the homeless and lonely since 2011.  They provide meals on Saturday evenings, because there are no other programs in the area on that night.  It was totally handled by a team at SUMC the first year, but now a number of other churches and organizations offer assistance by preparing meals, setting up, serving, fellowship with the guests, and/or clean up. Visit their website for more information: www.summerfieldchurch.org/mealoutreach/ .

Northcott Neighborhood House, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI Northcott is a multi-purpose community center originated by the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the General Board of Global Ministries in 1961.  Some of their services include a food and clothing pantry, employment and training, GED classes, a community learning center, youth sports activities and after school and summer programs.  Over the years we have provided funding through donations.  We also have the annual Christmas Giving Tree with the names of 100 children who receive services from Northcott hanging from its branches.  The congregation purchases gifts, which get wrapped and delivered to Northcott. 

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 Upcoming Mission Trips



Midwest Mission Distribution Center

  •  August 16-21, 2020  If you would like to join our team, please contact Oak Creek Community UMC before the June 1, 2020 deadline.

 




Previous Mission Trips



Local mission trips have included Senior High Youth Group, Junior High Youth Group

International mission trips have included Honduras, Mexico, Senegal and Peru