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.
 

Ten Thousand Villages

Located in Champaign, IL,
Ten Thousand 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
 

My Coins Count

 Bring your bills and change each week and drop them in the 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  My Coins Count.
 

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.
 

Meals On Wheels

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Each year, AMC volunteers help to 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. 

Mennonite Relief Sale

IMG_4670Every year on the third Friday & Saturday of August, AMC joins together with other area Mennonite Churches for the Mennonite Relief Sale held at the Otto Center just south of Arthur.
For a complete list of sale activities and items to be sold, visit the sale’s website 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 the sale please talk to Karen & DuWayne Miller or Cliff & Kathy Yoder.
 

Supported Missionaries

AMC supports missionaries Delicia Bravo Aguilar and Peter Wigginton and their  work in Ecuador as a part of  Mennonite Mission Network. Please keep Delicia, Peter, and their daughters in your prayers as they follow Christ’s call around the world.
MMN exists to lead, mobilize, and equip the church to participate in holistic witness to Jesus Christ. Learn more about Mennonite Mission Network on the   MMN website.
 
 
AMC also supports missionaries Luis and Jodi Ortiz and their work in Cambodia as a part of Eastern Mennonite Missions. Please keep Luis, Jodi, and their family in your prayers as they continue to serve Christ around the world.
EMM believes Christ’s transforming love compels us to engage the world, cross cultures, and make disciples of Jesus.
To learn more about Eastern Mennonite Missions, visit the  EMM website.