Missions & Outreach

Missions and Outreach Focus

The focus of the Kern UMC Mission and Outreach Program is summed up in one of our Core Beliefs: Our church family uses its gifts to care for each other and reach out in ministry to the world. The Kern family has a long history of serving others. We do this through -
1. Financial support of local, regional, national and international organizations devoted to others.
2. Service to the local community.
3. Service to the regional community.
4. Service to the national community.

Our goal is to enter into the broken, hurting lives of our community in order to provide a measure of healing, mercy, and compassion. We do this because of our love for the God who has entered into our broken lives and is healing them with mercy and compassion.

Missions & Outreach Programs

Local Missions Funding

Kern provides financial support directly to local and regional organizations dedicated to serving others. This funding is used to support the volunteer efforts of church members in the local area and to support programs where we cannot be present.

UMC Missions Funding

Through our connections with the United Methodist Church, we provide funding to many service and mission organizations regionally and throughout the world. This connection allows us to provide financial support in poverty and disaster areas worldwide. For additional information on these programs, please visit the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) at www.umcor.org .

Compassionate Support

Kern provides financial support to those individuals in our local community who are hurting and in financial need. This support is provided by providing funds to help with utility bills, food, gas, and other expenses. This program is supported through our Communion offering taken during each Communion Service at the church.

Special Programs

Kern is continually looking for special ways to be of service to our local community. This is done through seasonal events, such as distribution of Thanksgiving Food baskets, Halloween parties for the neighborhood children, block parties, and many other special focus services.