To enable the DUMC congregation to participate in meeting spiritual and physical needs
of God’s people through multiple means in multiple locations.
To address our purpose we will:
- Raise awareness among the congregation of missionary related needs
- Encourage and affirm current efforts
- Educate our church family
- Provide opportunities for involvement
- Participate in financial giving
- Volunteer for God’s children of all ages
- Focus efforts on poorest and neediest people both economically and spiritually
We will prioritize and oversee efforts by:
- Choosing organizations / individuals of the Christian faith
- Appointing advocate(s) for each project to:
- Obtain accountability
- Ensure proper distribution of funds and supplies
- Ensure objective is attainable
- Follow up on results
- Allot approximately 50% of focus within the UMC, Eastern PA Conference, 50% outside of area
- Where possible, funnel effort through a UM organization
We support church activities:
Peach Festival – Held at our church the Saturday after Labor Day in September. All proceeds go to missions.
Any remaining monies are given to one of the Conference Inner City Churches to support camp programs.
Camping Scholarships – Scholarships encourage children/youth in our church to attend summer Conference Camps:
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund – These monies are available to meet individual needs within our church family or community.
We support both local and global missions:
A Local Mission Opportunity - DUMC is purchasing a share of Blooming Glen Farm's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
program. All produce from the church's share will be donated to local food pantries. A share costs $780, and donations may
be made by noting "CSA" on the memo line of your check, or by using the pink mission envelopes and marking them in a
similar manner. Any funds above the needed amount will be used by the Pastors' Discretionary Fund to purchase grocery store
Bucks County YWCA – This organization is very active in the southern part of Bucks County. They provide after-school programs in schools and apartment complexes. They work with immigrant and needy families to secure housing, medical insurance, jobs and clothing for work. They teach parenting, personal finance, and nutrition classes.
Russian New Church Start – There are over 100,000 Russian immigrants living in the greater Northeast Philadelphia area. Our Conference has started a Russian Congregation. They currently meet at the Bustleton UM Church. Volunteers needed.
Grace Children’s Hospital – Our church supports the cost of care for children in one bed throughout a year in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Allentown Center City Ministries – Our church supports an after-school program which is located in a UM church for inter city students. Donations of school and art supplies, large quantities of snacks, and computers are needed.
Americans for Native Americans – ANA was founded in Doylestown after William Eastburn heard of the freezing deaths of seventeen Navajo on the reservations of New Mexico. Since its inception, ANA has been collecting woolen blankets, winter coats and shoes to fight the winter conditions. ANA has expanded its collections and donations to include recreational sports equipment and books that are given to children upon their visits to doctors in local clinics. This book drive was created in response to the oppressively low literacy rates. ANA continues to receive Doylestown area volunteers to assist in the construction of needed housing in the areas surrounding Gallup, NM. Recently, there has been a growing need for dialysis equipment on these reservations. The patients need treatment several times a week and the distances involved can necessitate very long travel times. By increasing the availability of the dialysis machines at more clinics, ANA can insure that more patients are getting the care they need.
– This is a truck convoy that goes from Vienna to Romania to deliver supplies to children who were once in two of Romania’s worst orphanages. All of the children are now in foster care, but still require support. Our church supplies one liter of mild/day for approx. 150 children for a year.
DOCS – Doctors On Call for service is a medical organization let by Dr. Lusi in East Africa. DOCS trains doctors in Africa so that medical needs can be met there. Our church has supplied a satellite phone for Internet connections with US hospitals / information.
– Feeding the world through gifts of animals that reproduce, supply milk, eggs, and honey to create a consistent supply of food.