As you have done it for one of these, you have done it for me.

Matthew 25:40.

The OUMC Missions program is comprehensive and represents a significant fraction of total annual expenditures. Typically, approximately $65,000 is devoted annually to Missions programs and projects. Three different sources of income make up this total:

  • Mission Challenge Giving
  • Third Mile Giving
  • Kroger Gift Card Expenditures

Misson Challenge Giving


Each year the congregation pledges to contribute money to the OUMC Mission Challenge Budget. This budget provides monetary support for a wide variety of local, national and international mission projects and programs. The following table lists the ministries we have supported in the past through Mission Challenge

Missionaries

  • Elizabeth Cardenas, Belize
  • Lisa and James Williams, Belize

International Missions

  • Christian School Scholorships, Nicaragua
  • India Community Health
  • Nyembo Unpungu Clinic, Congo
  • Zimbabwe school children
  • UMCOR International

Local Missions

  • Family Resource Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hamilton Living Water
  • Oxford Community Choice Pantry
  • First Wednesday Community Dinners
  • OUMC Dry Pantry
  • Talawanda Back Pack Program
  • Oxford Free Clinic
  • OUMC Angel Fund
  • Oxford ShareFest
  • Wesley Campus Ministry
  • International Student Ministry

National Missions

  • Henderson Settlement
  • McCurdy Ministries
  • Living Water Ministries, Hamilton
  • Hope House Mission
  • West Ohio Conference Love Offering
  • UMCOR USA

Third Mile Giving


Third Mile Giving funds and items collected in 2015 for emergencies and other special needs.

1332
Dollars Donated to One Great Hour of Sharing
1000
Dollars donated to No Malaria Love Offering
3010
Dollars donated to Nepal Earthquake
75
Dollars donated UMCOR Refugee Assistance
1030
Dollars donated to Family Resource Center Children's Christmas
45
School Kits Donated
30
Health Kits Donated

Kroger Gift Cards and the Mission Enabling Fund


The Mission Enabling Fund provides funds for persons to participate in Volunteers in Mission projects. Anyone who worships in our congregation is eligible for support. You do not have to be a member of the church. The Mission Enabling Fund also provides provides assistance for anyone attending a church related camp or conference. Contact Alice Laatsch (513-523-6482) if you wish to receive support from the Mission Enabling Fund.

The Mission Enabling Fund is supported through Kroger Community Rewards program. Members of the congregation sign up at www.kroger.com “Community”, choose “community rewards”, “create account”. Note: this account must be updated every year in April! To check to be sure you are supporting Mission Trip Enabling, look at the bottom of your Kroger receipts for Oxford United Methodist Church’s name.