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July 27, 2020

Mission Shares Story: NH church goes from 0 to 100 percent paid

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In 2013, Christ UMC in Lancaster, NH, owed $20,000 in Mission Shares; now they are paying 100 percent. Find out how ...

November 21, 2019

Mission Shares at work: Camp Mechuwana

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Executive Director Norm Thombs writes with gratitude about churches' support for Camp Mechuwana.

November 07, 2019

Mission Share stories: From prayer beads to short conversations

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Nidhiyaa Anagananthan, a summer staffer at Camp Aldersgate, shares this story. Anagananthan was one of four recipients of the 2019 Staff Scholarship.

October 24, 2019

Mission Share stories: The other side of bullying

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Camp Mechuwana Executive Director Norm Thombs shares a hopeful story about bullying.

January 03, 2019

Mission Share story: God will provide

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Hear Pastor Paul Guest talk about how the Canaan (NH) UMC began paying 100 percent of Mission Shares by stepping out in faith.

November 14, 2018

Mission Shares at work: Justice for Our Neighbors

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Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) is a United Methodist ministry that provides free legal services to immigrants and asylum seekers. Read - and listen - to stories of how your generosity is giving hope to those who come to the U.S. seeking safety and a better life.

February 19, 2018

Mission Shares: Helping one church help so many

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In this series we are highlighting how your generosity through Mission Shares is supporting mission and ministry throughout the New England Conference.   The Rev. Sunmin Cho shares the following:   Welcome to the Open Table of Christ United Methodist Church located in Providence, RI. We are an inner-city church that is making a huge impact on our neighborhood and making the most of our Mission Shares as you will see in the video. With your generosity, we are able to reach out to so many, ...

January 23, 2018

Messy Church - First UMC Manchester

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For 186 years, First United Methodist Church in Manchester, NH, has faithfully been “a light of love in the valley.”   We accomplished this through several ministries, including our food pantry — which provided close to 30,000 meals each year — and our Activa-Tree Christian Preschool — which provides scholarships to more than 70 percent of the families enrolled.   However, there have been years when our “light” was a little less bright. As part of a religious landscape that was rapidly changing ...

January 08, 2018

Equitable Compensation Fund fosters ministries across New England

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Pastor Annie Baker-Streevy serves Calvary United Methodist Church in Lewiston, ME. Her salary is paid in part through the Equitable Compensation Fund, supported by Mission Shares.   Pastor Baker-Streevy shares this about the church’s ministry: Calvary United Methodist Church continues to grow in our relationship with Christ as we live into our mission to "seek, serve, and celebrate God" through our core values of "bold service, city centered, and radical hospitality."   Located in the downtown ...

January 03, 2018

Camping and Retreat Ministries

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Our Camping and Retreat Ministries are supported in large part through Mission Shares. These ministries are making disciples and a real difference in people's lives every day. Each month, we highlight news and information from our camps and retreat centers. Read those stories:  December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018

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