In Mission Together (IMT)
is looking forward to reading, celebrating, and sharing your mission
stories of 2022. As you compile your mission accomplishments for the past year for the IMT Reporting (it was due February 15, but they are joyfully
still receiving IMT forms), consider a simple write-up of your mission
activities along with photos or video for posting and submit them to Sue Hattel, Conference Mission Education Chair at email@example.com
. Your stories may be submitted throughout the year!
Here is a story from Cresco First and Zion United Methodist Churches Mission Project 2022
A new mission project that was quite successful this year was one that we borrowed from a social media video by Brad Montague that went viral some years ago. Montague created a sock drive in the month of October, passing out the collected socks to the homeless population on the streets. He called this event Socktober, and participation has grown worldwide. We copied the general idea, but our goal was to collect socks/donations for the homeless in our own local area. Each week during worship service in October, different local needs and social concerns were highlighted, and we discussed ways we could help to alleviate these needs. For each donation of $5, a brand-new pair of already-donated socks were added to the display in the sanctuary by our youngsters during the children’s message. Far more socks than anticipated were added to the display every week, 200 pairs in all. At the conclusion of Socktober, $885 was given to Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation, and the socks were donated to the homeless shelters serving the Cresco and Howard County areas.
A Revised IN MISSION TOGETHER Reporting Form
A revised reporting form is now available and is easy to complete. Just select your district form. If you have questions about the reporting, please contact your District Mission Secretary.
Click here to download the form-fillable pdf
. Print and mail to District Mission Secretary in your district (listed below.)