North Highland United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

  Next meeting of the Missions Committee will be Tuesday, February 5 at 5:30PM.  

Shoebox Christmas for Enemy Swim School in Waubay is gearing up. With the assistance of area churches, we provide gifts for all 200 students. The Missions Committee can use a lot of assistance in November sorting and repacking. You are invited to provide small gifts,fill a box, or perhaps even more importantly provide money so we are able to fill in where necessary. NHUMC also has the past three years, been providing the gifts for the older students. We deliver into the classrooms spend time with the children, and thus strive to make each class’ gift boxes as similar as possible. We will know soon when our big giving day will be, and will pass that on.
   Coats for Kids which just concluded was a success in all ways. There are always adult coats left over, as well as a few children’s coats. These were loaded up and taken to the Tree of Life Ministry Center in Mission, SD. Thank you to each and every person who helped in any way—sorting, washing, giving, organizing and anything else this list may miss! This is a community mission of the entire church, organized for us by our Missions Committee. All of the committee extends their gratitude for the ways in which North Highland gets behind this, our biggest outreach into our community—what a great event to have associated with us!
 Spotlight on . . . The Missions Committee
 The purpose of the Missions Committee is to serve others and to provide opportunities for people at North Highland to contribute to the service of others in our area, across the country, and throughout the world.
 Projects of the Missions Committee include, but are not limited to, the following:
1)       Kit Collection for the Annual In-Gathering held each September at Dakota Wesleyan University. These include sewing kits, layette kits, school kits, health kits, and flood buckets (or the money to purchase supplies for flood buckets).
2)       Annual NHUMC Rummage Sale which is held on a week-end in March or April. Money from this sale goes towards the Mission Committee’s projects. 
3)       Coats for Kids Give-Away. People who have gently used coats are encouraged to deposit them in the box in the entry of K-Mart, Kens, and the Aberdeen Credit Unions. The coats are then displayed at North Highland and people who need coats are welcomed to come and select one. The rest of the coats are taken to the Tree of Life Ministries.
4)       Shoebox Christmas Project. People are encouraged to bring items for preschool to teen-age years that would fit in a shoebox. The shoeboxes are then given to students at Enemy Swim Day School (K-8). Also receiving shoeboxes are the  Enemy Swim Pre-School, and Enemy Swim Head Start. Also contributing to this effort are many churches in the Dakotas Conference including Bath, Milbank, Howard, Eureka, Clark, Bowdle, Hitchcock, and Gayville-Volin. The shoeboxes are delivered to Enemy Swim by members of the Missions Committee and anyone else who would like to go.
Chairperson: Kristie
Members:  Brenda W. Nelda, Al & Kristie, Nancy, Jenna , Ardell F, Sue W

The Mission Committee serves as the sponsor of the UMCOR Coffee Project  at NHUMC.  As recommended by UMCOR, North Highland serves Equal Exchange coffee.

   The Missions Committee seeks ways
to involve the church
in local, national,
and international missions
through education, financial support,
and involvement.

Membership on this committee is not limited in number.