River Falls United Methodist Church
Monday, September 25, 2017
Reach out in love... partnering with God to create a compassionate and just world.

Mission/Service

Risk - Taking Mission and Service
 
"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." Matthew 25:40
 
 
 

Risk-Taking Mission and Service includes the projects, the efforts, and the ministry we share to change the lives and conditions of people around the world. These are concrete ways we reach out in love.

Risk-Taking Mission and Service takes us into ministries that stretch our comfort zones beyond the circle of relationships and practices that routinely define our faith commitments. It stretches us to do something for the good of others. That may not be automatic, easy, common, or accepted, but this is the love Christ pulls out of us.                                                          

When we strongly value Risk-Taking Mission and Service we not only support the volunteers in church-sponsored projects but also encourage and celebrate the service everyone performs through community agencies and organizations.

 

Tuesday Banquet

Our faith community is part of this event that is held at St.Bridget's Catholic Church on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. We help with the cooking and clean-up. This is a free meal for anyone in our community.

Community Breakfast

This free breakfast is held the second Saturday of each month in our fellowship hall. It is supported by members of our congregation and other organizations and businesses. It is open to anyone who would like to come for breakfast.

Fair Trade Products

Fair Trade products are available for sale in the gathering area. These items include, coffee, tea, and chocolate. The purchase of these items guarantees fair wages for the producers of these items.

UMW (United Methodist Women)

“The Purpose of United Methodist Women”

The organized unit of the United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

 

UMW offer several opportunities for both fellowship and education. There are small group experiences:

  • Deborah Circle (9:30 AM) and Esther Circle (7:00 PM) meet the second Thursday of each month
  • A Reading Group meets once a month (except December) to discuss a book which is selected ahead of time.
  • A Sewing/Quilting Group gather for fellowship and to create items for the Annual Bazaar.
 

Mission is one of our main emphasis. The following are some of the mission projects that we support:
 
River Falls Food Pantry, River Falls Free Clinic, Turning Point Shelter, Journey House Campus Ministry, Our Neighbor’s Place,  Church Camp Scholarships, Feed My Starving Children, Missionaries in China, Shadman School in India, RF-UMC Youth activities, and more.                                                                                                            
 

If you have any questions please contact any member of the UMW Board:

Ellen Lotze (715) 425-9639
Donna Wilcoxson (715) 425-5071
Janet Leonard (715) 425-6347
Karen Leichtle (715) 425-8541
Faye Matteson (715) 426-5521