MISSIONS
REMINDER: BRING YOUR MONTHLY DONATION OF FOOD ITEMS
 
WEST VALLEY FOOD BANK DONATIONS ARE DOWN DURING
 THE SUMMER & HUNGER HAS NO SEASON, PLEASE DONATE.
 
 
PLEASE BRING YOUR DONATED FOOD ITEMS THE FIRST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH & PLACE THEM ON THE KIOSK OR BRING THEM TO THE OFFICE M-F FROM 8-4. YOUR GIFTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED AND HELP SO MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED.
 
 
SEPTEMBER MISSION PROJECT
 
 The Missions Committee project for September is twin sheets, bath towels and wash towels for the Justa Center. These items may be gently used.
 
The Justa Center is a senior homeless daycare center in Phoenix. They serve the growing population of homeless seniors age 55 and older in the metro Phoenix region.
 
Please bring items to the church office or the Kiosk. If you have questions, please call (M-F 8-4) 623-584-2280.
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU 
THE AUGUST MISSION PROJECT
WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
 
$900 RAISED
 
12,040 BOTTLES OF WATER
 
EQUIVALENT OF 6.27 PALLETS
 
 
 
BOTTLED WATER FOR HOMELESS SENIORS AT THE  JUSTA CENTER 
 
 
 
 
 
The Missions Committee project for August is collecting bottled water. The water will be donated to the Justa Center, which serves the growing population of homeless seniors, age 55 and older in the metro Phoenix region.
 
The Justa Center is a safe haven, advocate, trusted partner and resource for seniors who are homeless.
 Information on UMCOR Mission Trip?
 
Since 2010 SHUMC has sent 8 teams to Salt Lake City, Utah, to work at the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) West Depot warehouse. The 2019 trip to Utah is scheduled for October 13-19.
The team works together on fundraisers before the trip, sharing meals, working hard at the warehouse side by side, as well as devotions and relaxing together on the trip, leads to a lot of fun and fellowship and even new friends. Hard work and fellowship are the hallmarks of the UMCOR mission trip.
Calvin and Karen Slaaen (Team Leaders)
 
 

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Coups for Troops is a government program set up to assist military families stationed overseas by providing them with manufacturers’ coupons that may be used in the base commissary or PI for up to 6 months from the coupon expiration date. For a number of years, the Visitor’ s Center in Sun City collected and mailed coupons to a base in Japan and another in Germany. Due to reorganization, the Visitor’s Center recently discontinued the program. The Shepherd of the Hills Mission Committee has assumed the responsibility of collecting and mailing the coupons as one of our outreach projects.coups-for-troops

Manufacturers’ coupons (no store coupons or rebates) must be neatly clipped and deposited in the basket located by the Church office. (If you are unable to do the clipping but would like to donate your unused coupons, please place them in the basket and one of our coupon clippers will take over.) Wednesday, February 1st, there will be a kick-off coupon clipping party/pot luck in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. Bring your coupons, scissors and your favorite dish to share for lunch.

Any questions, please call Mary Jane Banfield or Sand’ee Spears.

 Communion Offerings – Nine months out of the year the gifts support the Special Days and Causes designated by our Annual Conference as special mission projects.

 Holiday Offerings – At Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, we receive a special offering which is sent directly to support mission ministries that bring healing and hope.

Monthly Food Collection – As we are fed on Communion weekends (first Saturday and Sunday of the month) with the bread and cup of Christ’s love, we seek to also feed others through the collection of non-perishable food items.  Drop boxes/wagons are located in the Chapel on Saturdays and Sanctuary on Sundays. Donations are given to Valley View Food Bank. valleyviewfoodbank.wordpress.com)  

Summer Collections – We want to be a blessing by collecting items for others, which includes the Conference Mission Project, UMOM Back to School Drive and Wesley Back to School Drive.  
 
Justa Center – A day resource center located in Phoenix which works with older homeless adults to obtain benefits and housing. (justacenter.org)
 
UMCOR –  We travel to Salt Lake City to work at the United Methodist Committee on Relief Depot (UMCOR).  We prepare supplies needed that allow the Church to respond to a disaster of any type anywhere in the world. (umcor.org)  
 
Imagine No Malaria – Every 60 seconds, malaria claims a life in Africa.  Imagine No Malaria is an effort of the people of The United Methodist Church to put our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria.  (imaginenomalaria.org/learn)  
 
UMOM (United Methodist Outreach Ministries) – Provides homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential.  (umom.org)
 
Wesley Community & Health Center– A United Methodist related center located in Phoenix that provides health, educational and recreational services to individuals and families. (wesleycenterphx.org)
 
Habitat for Humanity – A Christian-based organization that builds, renovates and repairs simple, affordable homes in partnership with families in need in central Arizona. (habitat.org)  
 
Benevilla – Provides support for older adults, adults with intellectual disabilities, children and the families who care for them in the West Valley. (benevilla.org)  
 
Community Fund of Sun City West – Provides financial aid to Sun City West residents in temporary need of assistance. (communityfundsuncitywest.org)  
 
Salvation Army Crisis Intervention, West Valley – A consortium of agencies and churches that provide crisis intervention services.