2017 brings Illini 4000  Bike riders in May
and Bike & Build Riders in June!!!
 
We really enjoyed hosting both groups and look forward to seeing them again next year!
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 

Red Bird Mission Shoe box

The Mission and Outreach Board and the Sunday School classes teamed up for this mission project.
 

Red Bird Mission has provided ministries in the Appalachian Mountains region since 1921. Today, the need remains critical in this isolated, rural, distressed area. These shoe boxes can address the needs of Red Bird’s Health & Wellness and Community Outreach ministries

 

 

 
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Bike & Build came in June 2016!
 
The Bike and Build team for 2016 was here on  June 30 – July 1 . Bike & Build organizes cross-country bicycle trips which benefit affordable housing groups. We were blessed to feed and house these young people as they travel across America.  
 
2016 Photos
P1300104 P1300105
 
 
2015 Photos
 
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Haiti: update – Pastor Molly continues to make annual trips to Haiti.
Pastor Molly went to Haiti in February for a sewing small business mission trip. Look for follow up information on this trip.
12806008_10206143601294328_7522192980883152013_n
“Beautiful Women Who Are Sewing” (their new logo)
 
Thank you to the many women who contributed money and well over 250 lbs of supplies – fabric, thread, buttons, rick rack, seam rippers, measuring tapes, etc. etc. etc. to the Haiti sewing mission. Each woman already created enough to receive what is a one week salary in Haiti. They have enough materials and supplies to give them a 2 month salary plus enough to continue to invest in their own business. Your gifts have changed lives!
Feb 2016 Photos

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Illini 4000 were here in  June 2016!
 
June 5/6, we were able to provide food and housings as a group of riders from
Illini 4000
made there way through the area. This was our second year of hosting them and hope they make there way back on future trips.
The Illini 4000 is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the American cancer experience through The Portraits Project, raising funds for cancer research and patient support services, as well as spreading awareness for the fight against cancer through annual cross-country bike rides.
 
 

Stay Connected

 
 

We made it to San Francisco!  After 71 days, starting in New York City, the Illini 4000 team biked to San Francisco to raise both awareness and donations for cancer research and patient support services. This summer was an amazing experience that we will never forget.  As a team, we were able to explore new parts of the United States, meet extremely generous individuals, form lasting friendships, and improve our cycling skills.  More meaningful was hearing the stories of individuals affected by cancer.  They were inspiring and always a great reminder of why we ride across the country.  Thank you for supporting us throughout this process.  Without your generosity this ride would not be possible.  Due to your assistance, we were able to safely travel across the USA, raising over $87,000 for cancer research and patient support services and collecting 36 portraits of individuals affected by cancer.

 

Once again, thank you for our support.  We look forward to staying in contact with you in future years.

 

Additionally, if you would like to keep in touch with us more frequently, feel free to follow us on:
 Website: http://illini4000.org/
 Facebook: Illini 4000
 Twitter: Illini 4000

 
or contact us at

contactus@illini4000.org

 

Sincerely,

Alison DeBruyn

Director of Supporter Relations, Illini 4000

 

supporterrelations@illini4000.org

 

 
P.O. Box Illini

4000 2431

Champaign, Illinois 61825

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Africa 360

For the month of April, 2016 we  focused on Africa 360. Each week in the church bulletin, we  highlighted either education, medicine or agriculture.  (Check our blog section [Africa 360] for the weekly insert

The Upper NY Conference has committed to the mission/initiative. As members of the United Methodist Church, we are part of a connectional church. Therefore, we are asked to contribute when we are called and are able.

The church  set a goal of $500.  [update – we reached $1000 – way to go!!!] (not only that – the children collected an additional $25.00+ in change to add to our total!)

 

 
africa 360 back
 
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
On Sunday, June 28, 2015 we were blessed to have Christian Perry join us for worship and then talk to us about Little Angels of Honduras. Those that were able to stay were energized!

Stay Connected