What began as a ministry of the Chatham UMC six years ago has grown into a community-wide effort totally operated by volunteers. And they have assisted five other communities and three churches in establishing similar ministries.
Fair Hope Children’s Ministry is a faith-based mission program created with the specific goal of giving assistance to children of Vermilion County, Illinois. Our ministry helps low income families regardless of their religion or ethnic background or level of disability.
Galesburg Faith UMC has been blessed to be the recipient of funds from the Larson Trust to help further our mission of making disciples of Christ. With these funds, we have: Built new youth programs such as Discovery Kids and Faith Youth Club. These programs provide fun, wholesome activities for our youth that serve as fun ways to learn about the Bible. Average weekly attendance is 30 and a meal is provided! Activities include: VBS, small day trips, Winter Jam, Summer Camping, move nights, ...
Thanks to the generosity of individuals and churches throughout the IGRC, the United Methodist Foundation, The Fellheimer Trust, and a host of Quincy area individuals and foundations, Chaddock will soon begin renovating their on campus, in-ground swimming pool.
Island Grove UMC received initial start-up funding of $1,000 from the Larsen Trust Fund in 2020 to begin assisting the children in the New Berlin School District who were struggling with food insecurity. Once Covid-19 reached the community and surrounding areas, and children were no longer in school, a portion of the Larsen Grant funds was used to assist the Pretzel (New Berlin) FEEDS Program that reached 30 families in the district targeted as food insecure.
Wooden It Be Lovely, a ministry of Springfield Douglas Ave. UMC celebrates five years of assisting young women in getting back on track in life.