Opportunities to Serve

The Arthur MCC Thrift Shop

ThriftShopIn November of 2014, AMC and other area churches including Sunnyside Mennonite Church opened the Arthur MCC Thrift Shop in Arthur. Proceeds from the thrift shop are used locally and globally to meet basic human needs and work for peace and justice through Mennonite Central Committee. You can get involved by donating gently used items to the shop, volunteering to work a couple hours a month or simply by shopping there! Every purchase at an MCC Thrift Shop is a gift to the world! And make sure you follow Arthur MCC Thrift Shop
on Facebook where pictures of recently donated items are posted regularly.

Mothers of Preschoolers 

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MOPS meets at AMC on the third Thursday of every month from September-May. Generally meetings include homemade breakfast, a guest speaker, discussion time and a craft with childcare provided. Mothering can be a lonely job and MOPS provides a relaxed atmosphere where the mothers can connect with others in the same season of life, while educating and challenging them to be the best mothers they can be. This group is open to all mothers of preschoolers in the community. If you or someone you know is interested in attending a meeting, or if you would like to volunteer to help care for children during the meeting please contact the church office at 543-2781. For more information about the MOPS Organization you can visit their website at  www.mops.org
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Ten Thousand Villages

Located in Champaign, IL, Ten Thou
sand Villages is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. The store is part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States that creates opportunities for artisans around the globe to earn a fair wage through long-term fair trading relationships. Artisans use this income to pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for their families. AMC volunteers support their efforts by working in the store and new volunteers are always welcome. For more information about the store or to shop online visit their site at ww.champaign.tenthousandvillages.com 
 

Mennonite Mission Network

Mennonite Mission Network offers a variety of ways to get involved and participate in voluntary service. Opportunities range from week-long service projects to multi-year service terms and can include a variety of tasks depending on a participant’s passions and abilities. Visit the  MMN website
  for information and a look at all of the service opportunities.
 

WMSC

On the first Thursday of every month women of AMC gather to prepare quilts for the annual Mennonite Relief Sale. If you are a quilter you are invited to join for a day of quilting and a pot-luck lunch.

Mennonite Relief Sale

IMG_4670Every year AMC joins together with other area Mennonite Churches for the Mennonite Relief Sale held at the Otto Center just north of Arthur. In 2016 the sale will be held on August 26 & 27. For a complete list of sale activities and items to be sold visit the sale’s web site at www.arthurreliefsale.org
. Eighty percent of the proceeds from the sale help support the work of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a cooperative relief and service agency located in Akron, Pennsylvania. The remaining twenty percent is distributed locally to help people in need. If you would like to volunteer to help at this years sale please talk to Larry & Dory Kauffman.
 

Missionaries

AMC supports missionaries Delicia Bravo and Peter Wigginton and their  work in Ecuador through prayer and financial support as a part of the Mennonite Mission Network. Please keep Delicia, Peter, and their daughter Aliyah in your prayers as they follow Christ’s call around the world.
 

Penny Power

penny-powerBring your bills and change each week and drop them in the Penny Power bucket as you enter for worship! It is amazing how a little adds up to a lot over time for Mennonite Central Committee. For more information on how your change can make a difference in the world visit www.pennypower.org.
 

The Godmobile Ministry

The Godmobile Ministry consists of people from various churches across America taking the Godmobile to fairs and festivals and using Gospel flip charts to explain the way to Heaven through Bible verses. AMC supports this ministry by staffing the Godmobile trailer in our area including at the Illinois State Fair and the Arcola Broom Corn Festival. Through the years thousands of people have asked Jesus Christ into their hearts through this ministry. The Godmobile is an easy way for even new Christians to be evangelists and lead people to the Lord. If you would like to get involved contact Levi Yoder and visit www.godmobileministry.com  for information about how this ministry started.

 

Meals On Wheels

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Several months out of the year AMC volunteers to help deliver Meals on Wheels in the Arthur community. If you are available during the day, delivery takes about 45 minutes and it is just one of the ways we can give of our time locally. If you do sign up, you just need to be at the the R&I Restaurant downtown at 10:45 to meet the driver.