9450 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23503
Miles Memorial United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Beacon by the Bay

Outreach and Missions

         at Camp Occohonock Cabin 2 (Eastern Shore)
          Mission trip to Chile, 2009
Prayers Needed for Present Missions!
          Therefore go and make disciples of all nations 
          (Matthew 28:19) 
 Outreach and Missions Team Goals - 2013 
Continue Support for children and youth Outreach and Mission activities - We will provide outreach and mission education to childen and youth groups as requested.  We will include children and youth in appropriate outreach and mission activities.  We will help financially with outreach and mission activities involving children or youth developed by other church groups.
Continue Providing meeting Space/Services for Military and Community- We will maintain contact with Fleet Family Services and other military and non-military groups to offer space for meetings and other services as needed and available.
Provide Annual Health Fair and Other Health Services for the Community- We will collaborate with health agencies or organizations in the community to offer health services to the local community.  Annual Health Fair organized by the ODU Student Nurses will be held annually.  Free and open to the public. Go to the upcoming events page for more details.
Continue Community Meals and Services - We will continue to participation in the Ocean View Bag Lunch Program, offer Wednesday morning breakfast to the community, offer Holiday community meals and take meals to shut-ins and homeless.  
Educate and support the Congregation and Community with ongoing and New Outreach and Mission Opportunities- We will maintain a bulletin board, bulletin and newsletter announcements and church announcements of ongoing and new outreach or mission activities.
We will help in all ways possible and encourage any church member's involvement in such activities.                                              
Continue Overseas Missions and Begin Research for Overseas Missions- We will endeavor to once again establish donations to send a work team to Chile to work with our missionary, John Elmore.   We will support a young adult mission to the Dominican Republic and support church members desiring to go to Honduras with Friends of Barnabas. We will continue as Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child and continue involvement in Stop Hunger Now.
Continue In-Country Missions and Outreach - We will schedule a work trip with Appalachia Service Project this summer and continue support of Cabin 2 at Occohannock on the Bay in concert with TDIF.  We will  support UMCOR disaster relief, support and develop outreach to Native Americans.
Covenant Relationships with Rev. John Elmore and Dr. Jocson- Our goal was to develop a covenant relation with John and  "Doc Elma" in the near future.  The donations have not been forthcoming to support this however, we did send financial support to both missionaries.
Other- Identify and train new OMT leaders.  The OMT meets at the church the third Saturday @ 9AM each month (just prior to the bag lunch program.)
Finally and most importantly, we give all glory to God and thanks to His Spirit in leading us and empowering us to do all these things.
Here we are Lord...Is it us Lord?  We will go, Lord, if you lead us......
(Apologies to Daniel Schutte, composer of "Here I am, Lord.")