The purpose of the Missions Ministry is to encourage the people of Harmony UMC to contribute to missionary service under the direction of God. The Missions Committee will work to make the greatest use of the Lord’s resources for mission efforts by supporting donations/collections and outreach/Mission Trips in three areas: Local, Domestic US, and International.
Harmony UMC has a passion for leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We are committed to serve inside and outside of our church walls. We believe when people engage in service, it leads new friendships, life changing experiences and growth in your relationship with Jesus.
The Missions Committee maintains mission policy, plans for mission opportunities and projects, develops and promotes means for involvement in missions, monitors activities of missionaries, and manages the mission’s budget. The work of the Missions Committee supports Harmony Church and coordinates with other ministries and committees within the church.
Mission Committee Members
- Joann Ballard
- Amy Beckwith
- Tracy Cody
- Sharon Evick
- Judy Fry
- Pam McAfee
- Michelle McCann
- Will McCann (youth member)
- Mary Preston
- Roxanne Tipton – Chairperson
Harmony Mission Policy and Proposal Application process
In an effort to better communicate and coordinate mission initiatives/activities in the church, we have put together a process to bring forth new mission opportunities.
What an amazing response we had last Sunday for Back to School supplies!!! All of the post-it’s have been taken. If you did not get a post it but would like to donate to help Hamilton and Lincoln Elementary School families needing assistance, please feel free to purchase school items listed at the link below
It is our understanding that some of the most needed items are composition notebooks, pocket folders without clasps, highlighters, earbuds or headphones, 3×3 sticky notes, and fine tip dry erase markers. Thanks to everyone for donating to such a wonderful ministry.
Winchester District Mission Encounter
September 8, 2018
9am to 4pm
The Mission Encounter is open to anyone who would like to learn more about being partners in God’s global mission and to grow spiritually through study and worship.
There are study books available for purchase in advance. The cost for the Mission Encounter is $17 per person which includes a light brunch and lunch. Registration forms with more information on the Encounter and how to purchase your book is available here: Mission Encounter Registration Form or on the table in the hallway outside the social hall. Registration deadline is August 31st.
Members of Harmony Church attended a mission trip to Lynchburg, Virginia in June of 2018 to assist Harvest of Hope in distributing 25,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to the areas residents in need.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Have you ever had anyone ask you where they can find food or shelter for the night? Maybe you’ve seen a person with a sign on a street corner or someone has asked you for money to help with food. Here is a list of phone numbers of organizations that offer assistance to inidividuals/families — safe shelter, warm meals, gas/utility money, etc.
- Cold Weather Shelter, 571-258-3033
- Good Shepherd Alliance, 703-724-1555
- Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), 703-777-6552; (Spanish – 703-443-2810)
- Youth & Children Services (LAWS), 703-771-3973
- Loudoun Cares, 703-669-4636
- Loudoun County Youth Shelter (behavioral), 703-771-5300
- Loudoun Drop-In Shelter, 571-258-3033
- Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter, 571-258-3033
- Loudoun Hunger Relief, 703-777-5911
- Mobile Hope, 703-771-1400
- Salvation Army, 703-771-3371
- Tree of Life, 540-441-7920
Loudoun Hunger Relief
Harmony continues to collect donations to help Loudoun Hunger Relief. It is one of our many missions to provide food for the hungry. Click on this link for a list of food items needed.
Volunteers are always needed for providing transportation for those in need. Do you have a little time in your week to help with transportation? Click on this link for information about this organization and for a contact number if you’re interested in volunteering.
Listing of Mission Organizations
Click on this link to see a listing of mission organizations we work with. This link provides a brief description of the organization as well as a link to their homepage for more detailed information.