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January 03, 2022

New Year, New Resolution to Go Green

Kim Hornung-Marcy

How about setting a New Year’s resolution that will save your congregation money and save the earth?  Remember sunlight is free and can power a lot. Fun fact: The Sun hits the earth with more energy in a little over an hour than the entire human race uses in a year.       The National Interfaith Power and Light organization has a program that reduces costs for houses of worship going solar. The program helps you install correctly and owns the system the first 6 years so you can save up the ...

December 06, 2021

Go Green, Save Money, Save the Earth: Christmas

Kim Hornung-Marcy

Kim Hornung-Marcy shares info and tips on how going green saves money over the long haul and will help save the earth.

July 27, 2020

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

Mission Share Stories

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

Mission Share Stories

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

Mission Share Stories

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

Mission Share Stories

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

January 03, 2019

Mission Share story: God will provide

Mission Share Stories

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

Mission Share Stories

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

Mission Share Stories

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

Mission Share Stories

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 ...

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