Missions and Outreach

“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

UMC MissionThe Mission of Setauket United Methodist Church is :

~ To show Christ’s love to the world in word and deed
~ To rekindle our faith and experience spiritual growth
~ To make our community and the world a better place in which to live by
    helping, serving and caring for others

"Do all the good you can,
By all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can."
   by John Wesley

Below are some of the many groups we have contributed to.

UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief

This organization of the NY Annual Conference works everywhere in the world where there are floods, hurricanes, war, famine, etc.  Examples just this year were Haiti, Japan, Pakistan, Southeastern USA

Health Kits to Church World Service - These kits are sent to the same places where UMCOR works. Over 40 kits were put together. These include towels, wash cloths, combs, band aids, soap, toothbrushes, and nail clippers.

Brookhaven CROPWALK - We join other churches and walk together to raise funds to feed the hungry. The WALK is sponsored by Church World Service and each walker has people sponsor them to walk an average of 5 miles.

Mission payments from our annual budget go to the following groups each year:

Protestant Campus Ministry - We help to support Chaplain Brenda Ford at SUNY Stony Brook, as she worships, teaches and counsels students seeking to follow Jesus.

Three Village Meals on Wheels - We help to support their mission to provide meals to the homebound.

Anchor House - This is a Christ oriented Drug Free Treatment Community for men and women addicts in Brooklyn, NY. It includes vocational training that will lead them to productive and meaningful lives.

Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen - This is an outreach ministry at St. James RC Church in Setauket, providing dinner every Sunday to the hungry of our community.

Bread for the World - This is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Besides our donations, we have taken part in their "Offering of Letters," mailing letters to members of Congress asking to help change the conditions and policies that allow hunger to persist

Heifer International - This organization helps to develop strong communities through providing healthy animals and training to struggling families, who then can overcome lives of hunger and poverty.

Long Island Council of Churches - This group supports those in need by providing emergency housing, food, transportation to doctor's offices, utilities, prescription assistance, clothing, blankets, etc. They also conduct interfaith education, personal finance education and advocacy for those who need it

Eastern Farm Workers Association - Basic programs are offered to low income farm workers ranging from food, clothing, etc. Medical and legal services are provided by licensed professional volunteers.

Special Sunday Offerings - The NY Annual Conference requests donations on 7 special Sundays throughout the year.

Human Relations Day

Native American Ministries

One Great Hour of Sharing

Golden Cross

Peace with Justice

World Communion Sunday United Methodist Student Day

The Mary and Martha Circle has given us the opportunity to contribute to other mission and outreach programs and these are listed on their page.