More Mission Work Supported Through Northgate’s Giving
We also support world mission work by supporting the following FM ministries…
Great Day of Giving – (webpage)
- Every year around Thanksgiving time we take a special offering in addition to our regular offering, one-third of which is used to support FM World Missions, with a second third going to various local organizations serving people’s needs, and the final third used for a capital project here at Northgate that will allow us to do our best to serve our local community. To see how we’ve used this offering in the past, go here…
SEED – http://seedlivelihood.org
- “SEED partners with holistic livelihood groups connected to Free Methodist churches around the world to do micro-enterprise that makes sense in their local communities.” You can learn about the impact of SEED here: SEED
The Set Free Movement – http://setfreemovement.com
- “The Set Free Movement seeks to create new futures and end modern slavery through community-based action in partnership with others.”
International Child Care Ministries – http://www.childcareministries.org
- “International Child Care Ministries is a child sponsorship initiative serving 20,000 children in over 30 countries. We work with Free Methodists for high levels of care and accountability. Through education, meals, clothing and basic medical care, children in need have an opportunity for a better life. For just one dollar a day you can sponsor a child and change a life forever.”
Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund – https://give.fmcusa.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1278
- This fund was created to enable us to respond when a tragedy strikes somewhere in the world, whether it be a hurricane in the Southern U.S., Haiti or Puerto Rico, a Tsunami in Japan or any kind of disaster.
We’ve begun a new missional relationship with the village of Gahanda in Rwanda through International Child Care Ministries. We began by offering people the opportunity to sponsor children in Gahanda through ICCM and to date we’ve sponsored nearly 70 children!
July of 2016 was a special month for Northgate as we made our first international mission trip in many years. A team of seven people spent almost a year preparing to go to Gyor, Hungary to serve with missionary Gerry McNamara at an orphanage there. The orphanage is government run, but the directors allow Gerry and his family to visit weekly and meet with the children and youth and help with education, recreation and socialization.