Missions and Outreach
Joining together as the hands and feet of Christ to make a difference in the world by helping others.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church reaches out to all of God's children and seeks to support the mission work done through various agencies, including Marshall Food4Kids, Hope Harbor, The Refuge, UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and Emma Norton Services. We support many different ministries and missions in our community, around our nation and throughout the world.
Upcoming Mission Trips
Solar Oven Project
Purpose: The Solar Oven Partners Ministry has equipped over 10 thousand families with practical training in solar cooking, and provided them with the appropriate technology to realize the amazing health, economic, and environmental benefits of harnessing the free energy of the sun! Cornerstone is working with Solar Oven Partners to help build solar ovens and prepare them for shipping.
Volunteer Opportunities: There will be opportunities to volunteer at Cornerstone as well as at the Central Workshop in Raymond, SD. For more details contact the church office or Rennae Petersen
Learn More: solarovenpartnersumc.org/
Cornerstone UMC "Baskets of Welcome"
Purpose: The Hands on Missions Committee is coordinating "Baskets of Welcome" for families who are getting help through The Refuge, an emergency homeless shelter program in Southwest Minnesota. The baskets are distributed to individuals and families as they move into a permanent place of residence, sometimes without the basic supplies necessary to care for their home.
Recommended items for donations: Laundry basket, laundry detergent, roll of quarters for washing/drying machines, bath towels, shower curtain, shower curtain rings, toilet paper, toilet bowl brush, toilet bowl cleaner, kitchen towels, kitchen dish cloths, dish soap, dish rack, tall kitchen garbage can, tall kitchen garbage bags, broom and dust pan. Each basket will also contain information about Cornerstone UMC.
Purpose: To procure and distribute corporate surplus food and goods to help fight poverty, hunger and disease in rural communities in the United States for those with low resources and in crisis through churches, food shelves and other local civic organizations.
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Distribution on the first Thursday of each month at the National Guard Armory in Marshall
Learn More: www.rubyspantry.org
Loaves & Fishes
Purpose: To provide nutritious meals to people who are hungry across Minnesota in an atmosphere of hospitality at site locations where the need is greatest and to develop join ventures/partnerships with like-minded organizations assisting guest with additional basic needs key to becoming self-sufficient.
Volunteer Opportunities: Prepare and serve food the first Tuesday of each month, 3:00-5:00 p.m. or 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church in Marshall
Learn More: www.loavesandfishesmn.org/esthers-kitchen.html
Purpose: Our mission is to provide support for families by supplying nutritious snacks to hungry children in cooperation with Marshall School's staff and teachers.
Volunteer Opportunities: Monthly Pre-Set Up, Set Up and Packing - visit the Food4Kids website or contact the Food4Kids Coordinator for current opportunities
Learn More: www.MarshallFood4Kids.org
Meals on Wheels
Purpose: To empower local community programs to improve the health and quality of life of the people they serve so that no one is left hungry or isolated.
Volunteer Opportunities: Five routes for a two week period in October and April each year
Habitat for Humanity
Purpose: Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. Volunteers provide most of the labor and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others.
Volunteer Opportunities: Contact the Habitat for Humanities ReStore in Marshall at 507-929-0371
Learn More: www.habitat.org
The only emergency homeless shelter program in Southwest Minnesota.
Learn More: www.therefugemarshall.org
A Christ-centered home where teen girls, who are involved in a variety of behaviors destructive to themselves and their family unit, are healed and restored to their families.
Learn More: www.hopeharbormn.org
Kitchen Table Food Shelf of Marshall
Learn More: www.wcainc.org/foodassistance/marshall.html
Midwest Mission Distribution Center
Projects Include: Personal Dignity Kits, Haiti Teacher Bags, Haiti School Bags, Baby Diapers, UMCOR Sewing Kits, UMCOR Health Kits, UMCOR School Kits, UMCOR Birthing Kits, UMCOR Layette Kits, UMCOR Bedding Kits, UMCOR Cleaning Buckets, Desks for Mission Schools, Bicycle Repairs, Sewing Machine Repairs
Learn More: www.midwestmissiondc.org
Supporting Our Missionaries
Fair Trade Products
The Hands-on Mission Committee is selling Fair Trade products at Cornerstone. The sale of these items help support small farmers by getting a fair price for their products and also gives some proceeds to the United Methodist Committee of Relief (UMCOR). Coffee, tea, cocoa, almonds, fruit bars, chocolate, olive oil and baking supplies are available.
Additional Projects and Ministries We Support
Cornerstone United Methodist Church
202 North 4th Street | Marshall, MN 56258
507-532-4010 | office@CornerstoneMarshall.org
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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