Partners in God's Mission, UMWVerona UMC believes God has called us to be in mission with ALL the world,
wherever God calls us.
In recent years we have sent mission teams to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Florida, Mississippi, Maryland's eastern shore, South Carolina, West Virginia and into our local community. In 2014 we purchased and packaged 20,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now and distribute almost 100,000 pounds of food each year to local residents through our Food Pantry located in a house behind our church building. Our Youth go each year on a one-week mission trip to an impoverished community in the eastern half of the U.S. 
      If you feel called by called to be part of a mission team or on-going mission project, please contact our church office at 248-7777 or shiner@veronaumc.com for further information.
 
CURRENT MISSION NEWS:
Join Our Mission Team to West Virginia!
The Adult Mission team will travel to White Sulphur Springs, WV on Sunday April 23 and returning  Friday evening April 28.  We will be based out of  Emanuel UMC in White Sulphur Springs.  We will repair homes and/or other structures damaged in the floods of 2016 and will sleep and eat at the Church. Experience is not necessary. If you would like to be a part of this mission experience, please contact Larry Wills-
or the church office.  The drive time to this location is less than 2 hours.  If you would like to come for just part of the week, we will make the onsite arrangements to accommodate you.
 

UMCOR Kits for Conference 

The Verona UMW (United Methodist Women) are sponsoring a church-wide collection for UMCOR health kits for Annual Conference in June. The most needed kits are Health Kits and Bedding Kits. Over the next few months we will be collecting items that are part of the Health kits. In March, we are asking for the items below. Each kit requires the quantity noted.

One Hand towel (15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches /  Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable   
One Washcloth
One Toothbrush - Adult size only / Do not remove from original packaging
 
A good place to get the towels & washcloths is at Costco. The hand towels come in packs of 12 and the washcloths come in packs of 24. In April and May we will be collecting other items needed in the kits.

Items may be brought to the church office.

  

Dear Mission Team of VUMC,

     I hardly know how to thank such a wonderful group of guys and gals who spent the week at my home putting on a new roof. There were here from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. most days. No only did they help me to save my home, but they ministered to me ach day as it is a very difficult time in my life.

     I lost my wife of 58 years and so I am lost. One thing I am sure of is that she has a beautiful view of our new roof. Please keep me inn your thoughts and prayers.

     You are a special church with special people and I am truly thankful for your caring and help. May God bless each one of you!

- Herbert Hildebrand