Community United Methodist Church

Missions

Missions are very important to our congregation.  We have helped tornado victims, done camp repairs, and taken care of some of the needs in our community.  We have provided support for missionaries at home, in colleges, and abroad.
Please join us in helping others.
Please contact Scott or Patty Bernau for more information (details available at our church office).

CUMC financially supports the following missionaries/organizations:

LOCAL

Love Inc. – Burlington:  Love Inc. is a network of churches and individuals working together with the community to identify assess and provide for the needs of families and individuals and direct them to the appropriate resources.  Their goal is to help families and individuals help themselves.  http://www.love-inc.net/

Transitional Living Center (TLC) – Burlington:  The mission of TLC is to provide families and individuals temporary shelter and basic necessities, while assisting them in developing the skills to be self-sufficient, gainfully employed, and live independently.  http://tlcburlington.com/

NATIONAL

 Richard Goetsch:  Rick, son of CUMC members Richard Sr. and Freda Goetsch, grew up in our congregation.  In college Rick joined InterVarisity Christian Fellowship organization and after graduation accepted a staff position.  CUMC has financially supported Rick as he accepted increased responsibilities and is now the Associate Area Director in Great Lakes EastRick and his wife Laura have three children, Charlotte, Sophie & Senya.  http://www.intervarsity.org/

Bill & Sue Stukenberg:  Sue is the sister of CUMC member Laurie Wright.  CUMC initially supported Bill & Sue in church planting in Austria when they served with Operation Mobilization.  Recently Bill & Sue joined Sonshine Ministries which provides housing units in Menasha,WI for Missionaries on furlough or in transition and housing in Door County for Pastors as a retreat for them and their families.  Bill and Sue plan to return yearly to their churches plants in Austria for a time of teaching and encouragement.

 ABROAD

 Todd and Rebekah Cook:  Todd is the brother of CUMC member Tanya Fuhrman and ministers to Muslims in Birmingham, England through The Evangelical Free Church of America’s ReachGlobal.  http://go.efca.org/ministries/reachglobal/where-we-serve

 Craig and Kara Garrison: The Garrisons serve with CornerStone International and minister in Myanmar refugee camps.  They have four children – Sarah, Katy, Jake & Emilee.  http://www.cornerstoneinternational.org/staff-garrison/

Thad and Sally Wilkinson:  Thad and Sally serve with Interhope Ministries in the rescue and care of abandoned and orphaned children in the Caribbean, Bosnia, Croatia, India, and Southeast Asia.  http://www.orphansave.org/