Woodbine United Methodist Church
Monday, July 24, 2017
Loving God, Serving Neighbor, Following Christ
Woodbine United Methodist Church
Missions Committee
2014 Report
This report is a summary of the Woodbine UMC’s 2014 missions coordinated and sponsored by the Mission Committee. This information is provided for your prayerful consideration for both the past and the future.
Room in the Inn, January, February and November 2014. This important ministry of Campus for Human Development involves providing overnight shelter and meals to the Nashville homeless between November and March. Woodbine participated in the ministry three nights in 2014. Those contributing their time to Room in the Inn do so by driving a leased van, preparing meals, laundering linen, or staying overnight as hosts at the designated location. In January and February, the designated location was provided by South End United Methodist Church. In November, Glendale United Methodist Church allowed us to use their facilities. Twenty-two members of the congregation volunteered their time to this ministry.
Blood Drive, January 2014. This annual outreach of Woodbine UMC is sponsored by the Red Cross of Middle Tennessee. The Red Cross provides the staffing and their Blood Mobile. The scheduling of donors and a few other administrative responsibilities are handled by the Missions Committee. In 2014, 22 individuals participated in the blood drive. Ten of the 22 were members or former members of the Woodbine congregation. 
Whitsitt Elementary School, August 2014 and October 2014. This is our 28th year as a Whitsitt Pencil Partner. In August, as teachers returned to the classroom to prepare for the start of school, we assembled a small gift bag for each teacher along with words of gratitude and encouragement. On the first in-service day, a deli tray was provided for teachers and teacher-aide lunches. Nine members of our congregation participated in this important outreach to our community.
Habitat for Humanity, September 2014. This was the ninth year we supported the Habitat for Humanity Unity Build with a financial contribution, volunteer labor and food for volunteers. Each year the Unity Build combines the resources of multiple congregations and faith communities to assist a family with building a home. Eight members of our congregation volunteered their time in the 2014 build.
Community Picnic, November 2014. This was the first of what we hope are other joint community outreach with our sister congregation, Primera Iglesia Metodista Hispania. Pastor Sandra Griggs arranged for “The Holy Smokers” to grill on our front lawn. Members of our congregation, Primera Iglesia, and our community were served on the church’s front lawn and fellowshipped in the Sodalitan classroom and on the front lawn.
Giving Tree. During the Advent Season each year, a special gift is collected to support a specific cause. In 2014, the Giving Tree was dedicated to collect funds for Open Table Nashville. Open Table Nashville is an organization that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a member of your Missions Committee: Lori Erickson, Louanne Hill, Lucinda Neff, Deb Marker, Larry Peck, Janice Peck, Rebecca Weiser, and Sherry White
Respectfully submitted,
Lori Erickson
Missions Committee Chair