IN THE CHURCH
Care- When someone in our church group needs some special attention, we are here to help. Prayer Teams offer prayers, the Visitation Team visits shut-ins, the Pastor and church members visit those in the hospital. The Prayer Shawl ministry creates shawls for those in need.
Facilities- occasional workdays are held for spring and fall clean ups. Opportunities for other landscaping and building maintenance projects come up too.
Guest Services- Each Sunday, someone helps in the office, greeters and ushers help before and during the service, acolytes light candles, a nursery needs volunteers, folks help with Sunday morning fellowship time and other necessary tasks.
Bus Drivers/Riders- If you or someone you know needs a ride, please call the church office before Friday at 3 PM to be included on the list to be picked up.
Media & Technology-Photographers are needed to take pictures and help keep the website and social media fresh and inviting.
Hospitality- a wonderful group of folks cook a meal for families after funerals, several potluck and ice cream socials are held as fellowship activities for our church family. Fellowship Time is held every Sunday at 9:00 with donuts, coffee, juice and milk for a fellowship time between early service and Sunday School.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Samaritan Center- many members of our church volunteer at this important community center that helps those in need of food, clothing and household items. Outreach money is donated each month to support its operation.
Project Christmas Cheer- This annual event for the less fortunate in our community is held at both the Samaritan Center and at our Church. Countless volunteers donate toys, food, blankets, socks and other items that are given to families in need. Outreach money is also donated for this project.
Bright Futures- Many members and groups in the church sponsor classes or help with special events at the school. Our annual sock and undie collections go to help kids at the Back to School fair each summer.
Book Buddies- Individuals in our church have volunteered to go to the school and listen to kids read, or read to kids. A special time that creates a special bond and love of reading.
Camp Sagrada- Sagrada Scholarship Bible Camp is a summer camp located in the Ozarks south of Lincoln, MO for children between the ages of 8 and 17 whose parents are incarcerated. The camp introduces the children to a lifetime relationship with Jesus. Our church assists them with funding for scholarships, and also assists with work days at the camp. For further information their website is Camp Sagrada
Outreach- Each year, we supply financial support to the following ministries, here in Clinton, in the state and in the country!
IN THE WORLD
Rainbow Network- Clinton UMC sponsors the village of El Cobano, Nicaragua in the following ways:
* doctor visits, preventative health training, and medicine
*school supplies, shoes, backpacks and uniforms
*feeding centers for chidlren, pregnant and nursing mothers and the elderly
*micro-loans for families to establish small businesses
*sponsoring 5 post-elementary scholars in El Cobano and 9 in other villages throughout the Rainbow Network
Learn more about this project at: The Rainbow Network
Mozambique- Clinton UMC partners with the local church, Mongue UMC, in Zambezia, North District of Mozambique by paying half of the annual salary of their pastor, Joao Bapatista da Cruz. Also, we have been supportive financially and with prayers during the recent cyclone devastations. Learn more about this project at: The Mozambique Initiative