Welcome members and friends!

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21

When you share your treasure with the church in the form of an offering, you are using your God-given resources to support God’s work at Morgan Park United Methodist Church.  We invite you to share your treasure with your church.

Please click the image below to make your offering donations online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


IMAGINE NO MALARIA

INM_poster_02-300x172You can save a life! During the month of March 2014, we highlighted the Imagine NO Malaria campaign. We did this in several ways –on the bulletin board and display posters in the parlor, in worship through facts about malaria in the bulletin, talking about the Northern Illinois Conference campaign to raise $1 million dollars by June 2016, and inviting people to make a pledge to save a life. It costs just $100 to save one life and the goal for Morgan Park UMC was 25 lives ($2500).

By the time we reached our Spring Luncheon on April 6, 2014 Morgan Park had exceeded the goal and pledged to save 38 lives ($3800). The 38th life was pledged by our children who voted to share their offering through the quarter tube. They each signed their own name to the pledge card and they will be working hard to bring in quarters to fill the tube.

The Bible says a little child shall lead them so if you haven’t had a chance to make a pledge or if you would like to make an additional pledge it is not too late. The pledge cards are on the mission table in the parlor or contact the church office. Remember, you can pay your pledge in installments and the pledges all need to be paid by June 2016. If you have questions contact the church office at 773/238-2600 or morganparkumc@wowway.com.  Thank you for your generosity!

 


 

UMC MARKET…You Shop. We Give.

Your Giving Matters

New Donation Program!
Morgan Park United Methodist Church is pleased to present UMCmarket, a tremendously rewarding opportunity to earn money for our church, supported by the General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church.  UMCmarket makes it possible for Morgan Park UMC to receive donations from retailers every time you make an online purchase. The best thing is that you don’t need to change anything from how you shop today, and every small donation makes a difference. This allows our church family to do together what we cannot do alone.

How it Works.
Every store at UMCmarket is happy to pay a percentage of the purchased amount as a donation. There is no additional cost or charge for either you or our church. The stores send UMCmarket the
contributions within a variable time frame of 30- 90 days. Once our church reaches $100 in total donations, a check will be mailed.

Signing Up is Free!
You can easily sign up for free. When you go to UMCmarket, you will click on the “Get Started” button. You will have the option to sign up with your Facebook account or enter your email and
create a password. You will then be prompted to download the Easy Give Button and find our church, Morgan Park. With these three simple steps, you are ready to shop and donate!

Together Making a Difference!
We hope you will sign up and try it out. The more of our members, family, and friends participate, the more donations we receive and can put towards our church mission!

We live in a global village, and the world is our parish. When we give generously, our gifts do
wonderful, life-changing things in the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Questions about how to use UMCMarket?  Contact the Church Office at 773/238-2600 or morganparkumc@wowway.com


Randall’s Place

Randall’s Place is a scholarship organization dedicated to granting assistance to college-bound scholars. It was founded in 2007 by one of our members, Lorna Wilson, in honor of her father, Walter E. Knight Sr.
After realizing that many students opted out of continuing their education for fear of ridicule at not having basic supplies. From 2002 until his death in August 2007, Mr. Knight partnered with senior counselors from North Lawndale College Preparatory to give items typically provided by parents, or received as gifts, everything from computers to shower shoes, and everything in-between. Mr. Knight believed that by supplying these one-time start up items, students would feel a sense of belonging. That sense of belonging, coupled with on-going encouragement resulted in college “staying power.” In 2009, the scholarship organization expanded to include students outside the Lawndale area. To date with the support of friends, Randall’s Place has been blessed to award 22 scholarships.
I have seen the joy and sense of relief that these college-bound students and their parents have felt because the awards presentation has been held in our Great Hall the last two years. Morgan Park UMC scholars have also been recipients. This year, Randall’s Place will extend two scholarships.  Help send these scholars to college. Anything you can give would be a big help, but if you can afford $50, $100, or more, that would go a long way toward assuring that these students and their parents are able to breathe a small sigh of relief as they begin their college career.

Checks may be made payable to Morgan Park United Methodist Church. All funds will go directly to Randall’s Place. Your donations are tax deductible and will be credited to Morgan Park UMC’s local mission giving.  All who donate are also invited to a future scholarship presentation to see your money at work.

Questions about Randall’s Place?  Contact the Church Office at 773/238-2600 or morganparkumc@wowway.com