MISSION WORK

Auburn Community Food Pantry

Auburn United Methodist Church is the central hub for the Auburn Community Food Pantry, we are supported by the churches of the Auburn area, along with the local schools, businesses, and individuals. If you would like to make a donation to the Food Pantry please contact the church office at 989-662-6314. If you are in need of food assistance please call the 989-545-1253 to obtain a referral from the Bay County Emergency Food Pantry.

Auburn United Methodist Church does not give any type of cash assistance, help with utility payments, gas cards, etc. If you are in need of financial assistance please call the the Michigan Connect Hotline at 888-636-4211 or contact one of these of other local agencies.  

One Week One Street

One Week, One Street is a yearly local mission project in east Saginaw providing an opportunity for Great Lakes Bay Churches and other organizations to respond to the call to “love our Neighbors as ourselves”. This is accomplished by painting homes, clearing brush, landscaping yards, repairing porches and other minor exterior home repairs. Adults and youth group are encouraged to come and demonstrate God’s love. The 2023 dates have been set! Join us in mission June 26 – June 30 on Hazelwood Ave, in Saginaw, MI.

For more information on this program please visit their Facebook page. We are proud of the support AUMC has given to this mission.

Mid-West Mission Distribution Center

MMDC provides opportunities for individuals and groups of all walks of life, denominational backgrounds, abilities, and ages to help provide disaster relief, education and medical supplies to those in need both locally, nationally and internationally.  MMDC provides a “hands on” mission experience.  For those receiving the supplies, we are bringing hope that someone somewhere loves them.

AUMC has a sewing group that meets monthly at AUMC to make clothes, bibs, diapers and other items for those in need. We also have many people who volunteer at the distribution center in Illinois for a week or month at a time.  For more information on the Distribution Center visit their website at http://www.midwestmission.org/welcome.

Community Garden

The Auburn United Methodist Community Garden is sponsored by the Auburn United Methodist Church as a project to provide fresh vegetables to our local community from our garden.  Over the years it has grown to include neighbors who share their harvest on our produce cart for the community. We are always needing help in the garden so if you have a few hours this summer and would like to help serve the community in a unique way, then we invite you to come play in the dirt with us!

International Missions Trips

The Pastor will be leading a team to Kenya in 2024 to help a local church there in evangelism, training of leaders, teaching practical first aid and CPR, and to conduct revival services. If you would like to go, please speak with the Pastor. There will be fundraisers throughout the year for the team. Please prayerfully consider how you can be involved.

Helen Nickless Volunteer Clinic

Helen Nickless Clinic is a free clinic located on Center Avenue in Essexville Michigan (Across the street from DHS). It is open on Wednesday evenings and works on a “take a number” system. For more information about the FREE clinic view a flyer here.

AUMC provides meals for the staff at this free clinic many times throughout the year. We also have doctors from our church that have or do volunteer to staff this clinic. If you would like more information please visit their web page sponsored by McLaren Bay Region here.

Prayer Shawls

Our Caring Team makes prayer shawls to give to those in need. If you are interested in knitting or crocheting and would like to help please contact Kathy Gilson at 989-662-2114 or k1949g@yahoo.com.

Helping Hands, Caring Hearts

The Caring Team is working on getting the “Helping Hands, Caring Hearts” program up and running again after it’s covid sabbatical. They are looking for volunteers who can help out with light housework, light yard work, drive someone to an appointment , to get prescriptions, groceries, etc.. They are also looking for someone who can provide some respite care  to give a caregiver a much needed break. You would be helping members of our congregation. If you are willing to help, please contact the church office.