Grace UMC in Lee's Summit hosted a group from First UMC Omaha. They were serving at Harvesters and several other local mission sites. Mission is what goes on outside the walls of the church. Ministry takes place within the Body of Christ. Some churches describe mission as evangelism which is fine too. Mission for many of us, especially at Grace, is us going out into the community and serving those in need in the name of Jesus Christ. There are several mission endeavors that Grace has been apart of this past year. They include our monthly connection to ReStart. We also work monthly and sometimes weekly with Lee's Summit Social Services. There are numerous other agencies we partner with and also hope to partner with in the future. One of my favorite places to serve is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. Particularly, the Cherry Street location is a great place to serve. Whether you serve as part of a mission group or you and your family give it a try. You never know when God is going to act or bless.
Go in peace and go with God