Areas of Ministry that Midland Park UMC Supports

About Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry: Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry (ASNM) is a ministry of the SC Conference of the United Methodist Church that provides homes for adults with developmental disabilities. ASNM does not receive funds from apportionments and depends on contributions. The residents enjoy living in a Christian environment and are encouraged to be as independent as possible with the support of trained staff. For more information about this ministry, please visit: www.aldersgatespecialneedsministry.org

The Ronald McDonald House-Charleston Chapter: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston opened its doors 35 years ago as a “Home-away-from-home” where families stay while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. Today, the House is able to serve 32 families every single night. Here, parents and children lead a life as normal as possible during their traumatic times without the financial burden of costly hotel and travel expenses. The Ronald McDonald home offers these families’ comfortable beds, hot meals, a caring staff, all just steps from the hospital. For more information about The Ronald McDonald House, Please visit: www.rmhcharleston.org

Epworth Children’s Home: Since 1896, Epworth Children’s Home has been a place for children to grow, learn and be loved. Children ages 12 and up come to Epworth from severely stressed family situations and the goal of Epworth is to nurture and love them by providing education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment. Their aim is to break the  cycle of abuse, neglect and shame and replace it with an opportunity for each child to live a life of self-respect, responsibility and productivity. The mission of Epworth Children’s Home is to serve children, youth and families through caring, safe, Christian communities, where hurts are healed; hope is nurtured; and faith in God self and others is developed. For more information on Epworth Children’s Home, please visit: www.epworthchildrenshome.org

Little Dresses for Africa: Because girl orphans are among the most devalued and abused in their culture, and face such oppression, it is the mission of Little Dresses for Africa to plant in the hearts of these little girls that they are worthy.  It is reported that girls wearing a new little dress are much less likely to be abducted, abused or molested because the new little dress shows that someone cares about them.  AND WE DO! And we know you care, too! For more information about this project, please visit: www.littledressesforafrica.org “We ‘re not just sending little dresses – we ‘re sending HOPE!”  

Midland Park UMC has installed a Blessing Box! The United Methodist Men have installed a “Blessing Box” in front of the family center. Blessing boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received. A simple rule applies – “Leave what you can. Take what you need.” This is a way that our church, as well as other churches, can give back to the community and help those in need. Donations can be placed in the blessing box or left in the church office. There are more than 100 blessing box locations in the Lowcountry. You can visit the website https://chsblessingbox.wixsite.com/home for more information on the Low Country Blessing Box Project. We hope that everyone will support this worthy cause. Our Blessing Box is located at the church address: 2301 Midland Park Road.  For more information on how you can help, please call the church office at 843-553-3537 or send us an email at: midlandparkumc@knology.net