Country Chapel has a variety of small groups which provide a monthly meal for The Haven of Rest Ministry in Battle Creek, Michigan. We have also given hygiene packages and warm clothing to assist the homeless population in Battle Creek.
We also support CWS (Church World Service) by being part of the Hunger Walk in Barry County. The walk happens each fall in Hastings. Watch for updates soon!
Our adult group went to Biloxi Mississippi to help victims of hurricane Katrina, while our youth have gone to West Virginia to help flood victims and to the Cherokee Indian Nation in Oklahoma, which was devastated by tornadoes. We plan at least one trip every other year for both youth and adults.
During Vacation Bible School our children participate in activities to assist a different mission each year.
More recently we have supported Tsunami Relief, the Haiti Task Force and missionaries in Jamaica and India.
Each year, we take on a different mission project as a congregation. In 2011, our Christmas Mission Project was to sponsor a well to provide clean water to a village in Malawi in Africa. This well now provides 600 gallons of water a day for 150 people who were living in poverty.
Country Chapel UMC recently sponsored a well for an impoverished village in Malawi through World Vision- check out the video above!