Risk-taking Mission & Service

New Horizons United Methodist Church takes an active part in Risk-taking Mission and Service. Our members are out in the community serving food, painting, weeding, picking up trash, helping in preschools and creating relationships with the members of our community.

YOU CAN HELP
We will continue to serve a “chicken & noodle dinner” at the Alternatives Shelter on the 2nd Friday of each month. We are also cooking and serving at Man4Man. If you can dip food on a plate or furnish a dessert, please contact the church office.

There is a collection box in the coat room to deposit used cell phones, beepers, pagers, hygiene products, “Campbell’s” products UPC bar codes, and postage stamps.  All of these items help with our Missions Projects.

We have members that go to Stepping Stones each week. They take food, towels, blankets, soap and personal items. The veterans always want someone to talk with.


Knit Pickers (Prayer Shawl Ministry) meets every week at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. There, they knit, crochet and talk with residents. The finishes products are used to comfort the sick in body and/or spirit. Scarves are also taken to the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure each April. It is not necessary to knit or crochet, just come to visit or play the organ!

 HOW YOU CAN SERVE:

Sign up to pray for 20 minutes on Fridays; you can pray anywhere
Pray for New Horizons, Anderson and the World
Offer a children’s message
Pick someone up for Sunday Service
Provide refreshments one Sunday
Serve as a greeter or valet for parking on Sunday morning
Help in Sunday School /the nursery/ the EDGE/Be an usher
Go to or teach Sunday School/ host or join a small group
Visit the with Knit-pickers at Bethany Pointe on Tuesdays at 1:30
or knit or crochet from home for the Prayer Shawl Ministry
Join the servants of the Handy Helpers and the Caring Company
(see Mickey Lawson)
Join Praise Team, Hand Bells, Chancel Choir, Gospel Choir, or Drama Team
Donate to Alternatives Meals
Come to the women’s small group on Monday at 1:00

If you have a passion for something, and we are not doing it, talk to Pastor Gina, perhaps we will start it!

If you can serve in any of these ways, please contact the church office.

Outreach Events & Activities

  • A Writers' Group meets every Thursday at 5:00 pm.
  • April-Annual Susan G Komen Race for the Cure: Our team, Breastest Buddies has walked this, raised money for Breast Cancer Research and taken prayer shawls to be handed out to survivors. Everyone is invited to register to walk with us.
  • April- Annual Rummage Sale benefiting missions.
  • June- Vacation Bible School in conjunction with East Lynn Christian Church. The two churches combine to create a fun, safe way for children to meet and learn about God.
  • Garden Ministry: Has provided fresh produce for our childcare, Stepping Stones and food pantries. This year, members of the community are invited to have a personal or group plot to provide fresh produce.
  • Farmer's Market: July thru Sept. Every Saturday, rain or shine. Free for vendors. Gives members of the community an outlet for homegrown produce and for others to purchase fresh produce. Contact the church office if you are interest in being a vendor.
  • July- People and Pets Extravaganza: Money raised and people and pet food donated.. The proceeds have been divided between the East Lynn food pantry, Ernie's Heart Pet Food Pantry, the Humane Society and the Animal Protection League. Everyone has fun here. Pets are invited to bring their masters! Our pastor blesses the pets--all kinds! Even snakes!
  • Community Day of Outreach. Many members of the Methodist churches in Anderson band together and take to the streets, picking up trash and praying for the community as they walk. You do not have to be a member the join in.
  • October Dan's Fish Fry: Proceeds have been used for a variety of outreach causes.
  • December Gifts and Goodies: Many craft vendors with holiday gifts are throughout the building. The vendors give a small fee for their space. Last year, this was donated to the Secret Families of Madison County.
  • United Methodist Women's Terri Lynn Nut Sale and Sechler's Pickle Sales. The proceeds for these are used for missions both here and abroad.