OCIM - Orange Congregations in Mission Orange Congregations In Mission is a private non-profit ministry composed of close to 50 congregations in northern Orange County, North Carolina. As a human services organization, OCIM strives to meet the emergency needs of those who find themselves in a crisis situation. We collect can good each month and donate them to their food pantry.
Central Elementary Backpack Program We have partnered with staff and families at Central Elementary. We help provide school supplies, food, and housing for in need families.
Food for All Pleasant Green was one of the founding members of the Food for All program, a program that supplies meals Monday through Thursday in Hillsborough at two different sites. This program serves mostly the working poor but we do have some that are truly homeless. We have just started our fifth year with this program. For the first four years Pleasant Green fed the hungry every other week, or 26 times per year. During the fourth year we reduced to twice monthly at the request of the program because they had other churches and organizations that wanted to do fifth Tuesdays and this made scheduling easier. Today, Pleasant Green is still faithful to our pledge of feeding the hungry. Teams from the church volunteer to prepare food and feed once a month. As always, the appreciation and gratefulness of those we is overwhelming. Please check our calendar to find out when we are doing Food for All next!
Christmas in July Pleasant Green collects school supplies in July to supply Orange county school with supplies for the school year. These supplies are donated to needy children within the schools.
Members of Pleasant Green UMC meet to pray actively for our church and extended family members, church ministries; and, local, national and global issues. When? 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Where? Pleasant Green UMC in the parlor We are also planning ways to include shut-ins in our prayer life and ways to visit those in need. Come join us! For more information: Gail Pruett Other prayer ministry members include Pastor Jesse Brunson, Matt and Ceil Matthews, Gloria Perry, Ginger Link, Janice Nicholson and Beth Nichols.
Prayer is such a foundation in our lives; both personally and in our church. It is so many things; but, first, it is a conversation with God. You may have asked God to heal a loved one, find a job, or take away your hurt. You may have lifted your arms in gratitude when a prayer has been answered. You may have questioned God when a prayer was not answered the way you wanted. Did you know? When we sing hymns and read psalms, we are also praying? When we don’t have the words ourselves, hymns, Bible verses, prayers written and spoken out loud by others can say the words for us. When we are angry and raise our voices to God, we are praying. We know God wants to hear it all. This is supported by the many scripture references to pray, praying and prayer in both Old and New Testaments. And, God wants us to listen to His answers. Jesus is the One to follow as our example of active prayer and a willingness to listen to our Father’s answers. To make prayer visible and meaningful within the United Methodist Church (UMC), the UMC Book of Discipline includes a formal prayer program in its recommendations: e) The nurture, outreach, and witness ministries and their accompanying responsibilities shall include consideration of (i) the election of a prayer coordinator to promote prayer and mobilize the local church to pray, (ii) establishing a prayer room or designated place for prayer and prayer resources, and (iii) encouraging intentional prayer for the pastoral leadership of the local church. (www.umc.org; The Book of Discipline 2008, ¶ 252, 2. e). We at Pleasant Green UMC advise praying daily. We want to make prayer a vital part of our lives from moment to moment. We strive to live our lives talking with God. Together, we pray the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Everyone is welcomed to join us! For more information, contact Gail Pruett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-696-7283.
Common Thread Ministry Common Thread A Ministry to Comfort the Dying "Common Thread" is a ministry of compassion whose goal is to provide happy, colorful butterfly pillowcases to those dying in hospice, nursing homes and in their own homes. The gift reminds them that they are loved. The butterflies remind them of resurrection in Christ. On each pillowcase is written: "I will lie down and sleep in peace. For you, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8. The scripture reminds us that we are safe in the Lord's care. This ministry was started by Com-mon Thread UMW Circle at Pine Valley UMC in Wilmington, NC.