Act…in the US
Are you looking for a way to act in the United States? You might be surprised by what you can do: for your fellow Americans.
Appalachia Service Project
Each summer, the Appalachia Service Project team travels to the central Appalachian Mountains to work on making homes “warmer, drier and safer” as part of the larger Appalachia Service Project. During the rest of the year, the team raises funds to support the next year’s work by sponsoring a once-a-month smorgasbord. 2013 marked the group’s 35th consecutive year.
CROP Hunger Walk
A team of members from our congregation participate in each Johnson County CROP Walk. CROP Walks happen locally but speak globally: to help raise funds for Hunger projects and to increase awareness of the issues of Hunger.
About the CROP Hunger Walk and CWS CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.
Habitat for Humanity
Working with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, this team raises funds and recruits volunteers to build low cost, reliable housing for low-come families. Also, we are creating a weekend work project - called Helping Hands - to assist in the Iowa City area with home repairs with our 'Mission RRR' funds.
The Project Holiday group sets-up and maintains a display in our Gathering Space to encourage and solicit members' support of the Salvation Army’s Project Holiday. Project Holiday helps to provide gifts for children in the Iowa City area.
Each year, our Thanksgiving Ingathering group gathers purchases which they then compile into school, health, sewing and other kits to be taken to the November “Ingathering” at Iowa Wesleyan College: in Mt. Pleasant. These kits are then used for projects of UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) and the 'Iowa - Nigeria Partnership'.