There are many ways to support Mosinee United Methodist Church. Our members pledge to support us with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Non-members are welcome to participate in building the body of Christ through these vital means of support as well.
“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16)
Prayer is central to our life here at Mosinee UMC. Prayer concerns are compiled into a list which is prayed over by our prayer group on Wednesday nights and distributed to our home prayer warriors. We also have a prayer circle that responds to emergency requests by phone. For more information contact the office (715-693-2125 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or our prayer team leader, Carol Anderson (715-693-6195).
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of Christ’s return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)
Christian life means life in community. We believe it is important to be present in church! The community rejoices with us when we are happy, grieves and comforts us when we struggle, and directs and corrects us when we stray along our faith journey. In community we are accountable to God and to others.
The apostle Paul compares the church to the body of Christ, noting that each person has an important part and none can survive without the whole (see 1 Corinthians 12). Participation in worship is important, and is why we offer so many different worship times throughout the week. Getting involved in a Bible study or Sunday School class, or participating in other church activities are other great ways to enrich your experience of Christ.
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.” (2 Corinthians 9:11)
Everything we have is a gift from God, and it is right that we should joyfully support the work of God with a portion of our gifts. The traditional biblical standard is the tithe (or 10%) and we encourage tithing, but each person gives what they can. Generous giving is a blessing to the giver and to the receiver!
There are many ways to financially support the church. Offerings can be made during worship by placing gifts in the plate. You can set up electronic funds transfer (EFT) to automatically make a contribution from your bank account on a regular schedule. We also offer online giving via credit card or debit card, processed through the PayPal service – click a yellow button to give:
(A PayPal account is not necessary to use our online giving. Look for the section on the page that says “Don’t have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account,” then click Continue.)
General Funds are used for the work of the church. Designated Gifts are targeted to serve a particular need or mission, such as the building fund (paying off our building loan), the youth group, or the Community Center of Hope (supporting a food pantry).
“For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:35)
With these words, Jesus tells us we encounter him not just in worship, but when we serve our fellow men and women – especially those who are least and lowest. Service at Mosinee UMC means helping around church. We depend upon volunteers to accomplish everything from mowing the yard, to preparing communion, to maintaining the building, to serving church dinners.
Service also means involvement in missions projects. We are directly involved in the Community Center of Hope and other local missions events.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
The mission of The United Methodist Church is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Followers of Jesus Christ are given the power and the command to be witnesses of forgiveness, salvation, and resurrection hope.
As Methodists, we believe that our whole witness is important. It isn’t just what we say, but also what we do. Our lives should show the transformative power of Jesus Christ to make us better, more loving people. At Mosinee UMC, we encourage each other through sharing personal testimony, and we are excited to show and tell people what a difference God is making in the community of Mosinee through our church.