If you are looking for a way to honor a special person in your life on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, the Missions Committee is requesting donations for Pivot Ministries.

Pivot Ministries is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, 16-month residential drug and alcohol treatment ministry for men. It treats drug and alcohol addiction as a spiritual problem and returns men to their family whole. Students come from throughout the northeast, (often referred by churches, shelters, court systems and their own alumni) and welcomes men from every background. The program offers a structured, supportive environment where the men learn acceptance, discipline, and love through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Through its Bible curriculum, Christ’s ways and teachings applied to broken and defeated souls have resurrected hundreds of Pivot graduates. Pivot men graduate with the comfort and knowledge of the Bible and become valuable members to their churches.

Our support for Pivot began several years ago when we collected pillows and bedding for their group home in Bridgeport, followed by collecting pots and tools for their greenhouse.   Last year, Pivot started a new greenhouse venture called “Aeroponic” growing.  (Growing plants in a mist environment.)   It was so successful that they are currently in negotiations for an expansion location to house up to 300 of the “hydro” beds. Your donations will go toward the continuing need for greenhouse supplies including seed, lamps and tools.   More information on Pivot Ministries can be found at http://www.pivotministries.org/.

Each donation can be designated in honor or in memory of someone close to your heart. Checks can be made payable to UMC Monroe with Pivot in the memo line and placed in the offering plate or mailed to the church office with the form below.  Be sure to have the forms in by Wednesday, June 14 for inclusion in our June 18 bulletin.  ** NOTE:  The deadline to submit a donation for inclusion in our Father’s Day bulletin as expired.  We are, however, still accepting donations. **

Click here for a donation form and flyer.

Pivot can also use all sizes of pots, gardening gloves or tools.

If you have such items, please contact Lynn Abbott or Rose Aiello.