NEWS:

Copper Canyon, Mexico informational meeting is being held Tuesday, August 7, at 7:00, at Central Campus. The meeting is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the mission and those that have already signed up. Dr. Ray Crawford is leading this mission October 19 to 27, 2018.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Laurie Ault at 918-341-4580, ext. 310.

Mission Academy – September 9-12, 2018, in Kansas City, MO. Come together with mission-minded people to discuss healthy, effective ways to alleviate suffering through hands-on, short-term mission. For more information click here.

Upcoming Missions

Copper Canyon – October 19 to 27, 2018

  • Trip Dates: October 19 to 27
  • Location: Copper Canyon region of Mexico
  • Cost is approximately $1500
  • Contact Laurie Ault at 918-341-4580, ext 310 for more information

This mission will serve the Tarahumaran people of the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. The team will provide a medical clinic, Bible school, and help with construction projects. This is one of the poorest groups in the western hemisphere, but they are among the most beautiful people. They lack access to what we take for granted. Just 20 years ago they were classified as an “unreached people group” by Christian groups.

Puerto Rico – November 3 to 10, 2018

  • Trip Dates: November 2 to November 10, 2018
  • Location: Puerto Rico
  • Cost is approximately $1400
  • $500 deposit required
  • Contact Frances Ibañez 918-341-4580, ext. 331

After being hit by two devastating hurricanes in 2017, Puerto Rico is still struggling to rebuild. This is a tremendous opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of people whose lives have been turned upside down for nearly a year. If you would like to be part of the mission team or would like to help the people of Puerto Rico in some other way, please contact Frances Ibañez at 918-341-4580, ext. 331, or email fibanez@claremorefumc.org.

Since Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, no passport is required to travel there.

Philippines – 2019

We will travel, once again to the Philippines to continue our work at Asbury College in Anda in the northern Philippines.  If you would like to be part of this trip, contact Dr. Judy Riley.

McCurdy Ministries – September 8 to 15, 2018 – This mission is no longer accepting team members.

  • Trip Dates: September 8 to 15, 2018
  • Location: McCurdy Ministries, Espanola, New Mexico
  • Contact Linda Polson at lpolson1966@gmail.com
  • Space is still available. Contact Linda Polson at lpolson1966@gmail.com to sign up.

We will travel again to  McCurdy Mission in Espanola, New Mexico for a week of ministry to the children who attend McCurdy school. Team members are needed with every ability, energy level, and interest to participate in work on the campus of McCurdy Ministries. Potential work tasks include helping with construction projects, grounds maintenance, cafeteria duty, ministry programs, and office work. There is an opportunity for everyone with a heart to serve as “the hands and feet of Christ.”

A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot. Total trip cost is approximately $375 to $400. Safe Sanctuary Training is required (online). A national background check is required (cost $30).

If you would like to be part of the annual mission to McCurdy Ministries, contact Linda Polson at lpolson1966@gmail.com.

Sager Brown – October 27 to November 2, 2018 – This mission is no longer accepting team members.

  • Trip Dates October 27 to November 2, 2018
  • Location: Sager Brown UMCOR Depot, Baldwin, Louisiana
  • Contact Linda Pollock, 918-341-4580, ext. 306 or lpollock@Claremorefumc.org.

Cost of the trip is about $350. A $100 deposit is due June 1st, with $125 due July 15, and the balance due September 1. Team t-shirts (black) are $12. You’ll want to have some traveling money and money for one nice dinner out. We will also have a cultural day for sightseeing or special excursion.

Our  25-member team will be doing some fundraisers to help with costs.

Team members must have a background check, unless you had one done last year. It is quick and easy to fill out on email. The cost is approximately $12.

We have been sending missionaries to the UMCOR depot in Baldwin, LA since 2002.  They assemble various kits that are sent around the world in areas experiencing disasters.  Kits include layette kits, flood buckets,   and school bags.  UMW has sewn layette gowns that were taken to UMCOR and be used in the Layette kits.  Contact Linda Pollock at lpollock@claremorefumc.org if you would like to be part of this great annual trip. If you would like to know more about the UMCOR Depot, please click here.

Recent

Copper Canyon, Mexico – October 2017

Pastor Ray Crawford led a mission team to a remote part of the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico. The team consisted of doctors, veterinarians, translators, and construction workers.

McCurdy Ministries – September, 2017

September, 2017 (2016, 2015).  A group of missionaries traveled to McCurdy School in Espanola, New Mexico for a week of ministry to the children who utilize the services of McCurdy Ministries.  They took school supplies, Labels for Education, and Boxtops for Education.  If you would like to be part of the annual mission to McCurdy Ministries, contact Linda Polson at lpolson1966@gmail.com.

Philippines 

Winter, 2017 (2015, 2013). The team nurtured many relationships established from previous trips, and made many new friends as well.  Asbury College is in a rural area on Anda Island in the northern Philippines.  The rapidly growing school educates children from pre-kindergarten through young adults in college.  The infrastructure of the school is struggling to keep up with the demands placed on it.  While visiting Asbury, the team helped support the digging of water wells, septic systems, and drainage projects.  Much more work needs to be done.  If you would like to help fund vital projects for Asbury College, please contact Laurie Ault at 918-341-4580, ext. 310.

Sager Brown

Fall, annually since 2002.  We have been sending missionaries to the UMCOR depot in Baldwin, LA since 2002.  They assemble various kits that are sent around the world in areas experiencing disasters.  Kits include layette kits, flood buckets,   and school bags.  UMW has sewn layette gowns that were taken to UMCOR and be used in the Layette kits.  If you would like to know more about the UMCOR Depot, please click here.

Poland

August 17-29, 2015.   A group traveled to Poland to participate in the Polish Annual Conference “Days of Renewal.”  Our praise band glorfi performed in various locations and UMW women provided a program for the women of Poland.  The women presented the Poland UMW with hand sewn, embroidered tote bags.  The team worked with children and provided the Poland United Methodist Church with support and inspiration.

August 1 to 10, 2013.  A mission to our sister church in Poland led by Kaylinn Mayfield.

Kansas City

July, 2015.  Our youth traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to assist with a homeless ministries there.  They helped served food, organized their pantry and even slept in the homeless shelter in an immersion experience they will never forget.  Everyone who went was blessed to be a blessing to others.

Cuba

October 12-23, 2014.  The bishop for Cuba tasked the group to help build dormitories at Camp Canaan.  to be done just before the team arrives.   This is a rare opportunity for Americans to show the love of Christ in this environment.  For additional information please call the church office at 918-341-4580 and ask for Mary Ogle’s or Bruce Anderson’s contact information.  If you would like to help the Cuban mission team, please contact Mary Ogle.

Costa Rica

July, 2014, 2012 Since our first mission trip to Tuetal Sur, Costa Rica, we have seen amazing improvements in the church building as well as the growth of the congregation.  The church now has an active youth and young adult ministry as well as a praise band.  FUMC young missionaries have had a great influence on our sister church in Costa Rica.  Our Costa Rica mission trip is a favorite of our young adults, families and seniors.  We have the opportunity to see the beauty of God’s creation, work hard to serve the lord and have fellowship with our friends in Tuetal Sur Costa Rica.

Sager Brown —

September 15, 2013.  A group of people traveled to Baldwin, LA to the UMCOR Depot and assembled kits for disaster relief.  This was the 10th time we have sent missionaries to Sager Brown.  UMW has sewn layette gowns taken to UMCOR and be used in the Layette kits.  If you would like to know more about the UMCOR Depot, please click here.


Moore, Oklahoma

August, 2013.  A group from our church, lead by Pastor Ray Crawford traveled to Moore, Oklahoma, to assist with removal of debris which was left after the devastating tornado in May, 2013.

Cookson Hills, Oklahoma

March, 2013.  In the spring of 2013 a group from our church traveled to Cookson Hills near Tahlequah, OK to build and repair facilities.  In the fall of each year  UMW women participate in Tool Tyme at Cookson Hills.