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Our Missions

We believe the greatest example of God's love through Christ means sharing our resources with those around us. To that end, we are a church that seeks to use our time, our talents, and gifts to help those in need. Consider joining with us in the ministries listed below.

Hope Ministries

3rd Friday of Month at 9:00am, 4643 Winbourne Avenue 

It is a client choice food pantry that creates an atmosphere of
dignity for clients who live with food insecurity by enabling them to shop in a grocery store-like setting and make wise selections based on tastes and nutritional needs of their families.  HOPEbr  Contact Jean Wascom 927-9394 or 

United Methodist Men

Meets 3rd Monday at 6:00pm for meal and fellowship at LaCaretta's on Government St.  
On the 2nd Sunday of the month, these men sell salsa and jellies made at the Children's Home in Ruston to support this mission.  Join them for a meal, fellowship, and short study.   Contact Jeff Bean

United Methodist Women

Friendship Circle at 9:30am 1st Tuesday; Round Circle at 6:00pm 3rd Monday of the month
The Ingleside UMW is a group that gives women of all ages an outlet for Christian study and fellowship with other women.  These women seek to become involved in local missions that concern women, children, and youth.  The meal will be shared with the all guys & gals.  For more info contact Alice Irving


Coupons for Troops

The Support Our Troops coupon program enhances the welfare of overseas military families by sending them food and non-food manufacturer coupons to make their dollar go farther.  By giving us your unsued coupons you reduce the overseas troops grocery bills.  Blue collection basket is in the narthex.  Contact person is Margaret Soskin

Manna bags

Given to homeless and transients seeking food

Ziploc bags filled with daily essentials (bottled water, canned or boxed fruit, meat or lunch sets, granola bars, pre-packaged crackers) are assembled.  Place your items in the baskets labeled "Manna Bag" donations.  If you need more info or would like to help with this mission contact Ruth Glatt

Annabel's Hope Lenten offering 

CHIPS, the Children's HIV Intervention Programme in Swaziland

This mission helps orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS pandemic in Swaziland, Africa.  Missionaries Ian and Jenn Stephens' main desire is to share the love of Jesus for each of these precious children while working towards fulfilling the vision of a HIV free Swaziland.  Contact Deb Fuller

Vacation Bible School Camp 

Mon-Fri., June 19-23, 2017 from 9:00am - 5:00pm Cost:$60.00 Click on date line above for registration form.  Call 344-9100 for more info.

In June 2017 at Ingleside UMC, a caring group of adults and youth will provided a week long camp where kids, PreK to 5th grade, will participate in "Hero Central : Discover Your Strength in God!"  VBS Camp.  Lots of fun will happen during centers and activities of Bible storytelling, drama, science, music, games, crafts, and missions for others.  The camp will be filled with lots of ways we can be heroes while sharing in some awesome fun.  We will use our afternoons to take field trips, have presentations, and make things to express our love and dedication to God and work for the good of others in faithful service.  Making and doing things for others as well as caring for our world are some of the missions we want to share  The 46 kids and 4 youth last year had a very exciting action packed camp during their week at Ingleside.  More info call our office 344-9100

"When asked why we help others... we answer - because we can."  John Wesley   He also said we must 'do all the good we can, by all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as we ever can.'

Alternative Giving

Meaningful Christmas gifts for family and friends who have everything
If you are seaching for a gift that displays the true meaning of Christmas, try making donations in honor of loved ones to charitable organizations that help others.  It blesses the donor, the recipient, and the sponsored group.  Groups we have sponsored in the past include:  UMCOR Disaster Relief, Heifer International, HOPE Ministries, and Grace Camp to name a few.  To notify your family member or friend pick up a Christmas card in the narthex after you make your donation. Deb Fuller has more info


United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) a not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organ-ization of the UMC 
We participate in many UMCOR Disaster Relief efforts in the United States and internationally.  After disasters UMCOR partners with local partners and survivors to rebuild their livelihoods, health, and homes.  Every dollar you give goes to your designated program - UMCOR is 100% efficient.  

God's Gifts

Presented during the 11:00am service
Ingleside UMC tries to make sure children (as many as 30) in 4 families from our neighborhood have Christmas through God's Gifts.  Names of families with children living in poverty are collected and the parent, grandparent, or guardian is contacted for information about the children.  Each child receives a pair of pants, a shirt, a jacket, a pair of shoes, and a toy that fits the child's interests.  Members select tags that identify the item/size or toy to be purchased, then wrap and deliver them to the church.  Donated cash is used to purchase Walmart gift cards or pay utilities.  We feel very blessed to have been able to continue this mission program in the past.  This year we are expanding our program to include some adults in our community as that need has been made known.  Contact our office at 344-9100 if you need a tag.

Crochet Ministry

Wednesdays at 4:30pm
This group is for all who want to learn or to continue crocheting.  Items made, such as hats, are given to local cancer paients and some are sent to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis.  Lap blankets and prayer shawls are given to members and non-members who have been hospitalized or are homebound. Most recently scarfs are being crochet for men and women in the military.  Contact Phyllis Bright

Days for Girls "Sew-Days"

Tuesdays 1:30-4:30pm  in the Fellowship Hall.  Check with the office 344-9100 or for more information email us at: .

Missions during Vacation Bible Camp 2016

Our campers actively showed their love on at least 3 afternoons during our camp last year.  Tuesday, June 21st we discovered how to better take care of our earth when we visited the Recycling plant on Tom Drive.  At North Point Healthcare Center near the church the kids demonstrated their love through songs and the playing of handbells, as well as visiting with these residents.  On Friday, June 24th we preformed for the assisted living section of Williamsburg Retirement Center which is also near our church on Government Street.  Our plan was to share a homemade card to let them know we are thinking of them.  Some of our members who live there were able to enjoy the music we shared.  Lastly, we put together Dignity and S. A. N. D. (snacks & nutritional delights) bags for the homeless of our city.  On a Sunday afternoon, July 24th we got together for a few hours to do a craft, sing, make a Bible story, and put the items in bags that we collected at VBS Camp.  Less than a month later, over 100 bags were taken to Celtic Studios on the Monday after the flood. The Lord was definitely at work in this mission.  

Our 2 ongoing children's missions this year will be Annabel's Hope (collecting change for orphans) and Books for Kids (collecting gently used books).  We will use the books when we do our 'Read in the Park' days this summer.  If you would like to help just call our office at 344-9100.