First United Methodist Church - La Grange, IL
Thursday, June 29, 2017


May Monthly Mission Project - Each month our church family works together to collect items and funds for a specific mission project, chosen by the Mission Committee & Church Staff. This month, we are collecting items for the Northern Illinois Annual Conference mission challenge. Each district (ours is the Chicago Southern District) is asked to bring a few of the items that can be assembled into Dignity Kits. We are collecting combs and 4 oz bottles of shampoo & conditioner. We are also collecting for the annual Bishop's Appeal - this year for the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. 
The United Methodist Book of Discipline defines outreach as giving attention to the local and larger community ministries of compassion, justice and advocacy.  Every summer, our senior high youth travel to Appalachia to work in teams with the Appalachia Service Project. In recent years, we've also sent multi-generational teams to New Orleans, Haiti, the Bahamas, Henderson Settlement, ASP Flood Relief, and Kenya.