A member of the Eastern Fairfield Cooperative Parish

** Final contributions for HomeBridge Ventures will be accepted through the end of June. Checks can be made payable to UMCM with “Father’s Day” in the memo line. Please leave your donation in the offering plate, mail to the office or make your donation online using the tab on the homepage of the website. Thank you to everyone that contributed! **

Are you looking for a special gift to honor a special person in your life on Father’s Day, June 18?

We are excited to support HomeBridge Ventures for the third year with our 2023 Father’s Day missions collection!

HomeBridge seeks to break the cycle of recidivism through transformative relationships, trauma-responsive job training and placement, and a supportive community for justice-involved people that leads to the opportunity to heal and to obtain gainful employment.

HomeBridge is about transforming lives and following the example of Jesus, spending time with the marginalized and demonized in society, bringing God’s love to them and restoring hope. Listen, Listen, Love, Love.

Thanks to your support, as of May 2023 HomeBridge has formally welcomed 47 members — 27 of them are active today.  They have run 111 groups with a total 500 participants over six months with 5 people placed in jobs, 7 people in further education with 4 people returning to prison.  FUN FACT:  UMC Monroe was HomeBridge’s first donation!

Click here to learn more about HomeBridge.

Click here for a HomeBridge brochure.

Contributions can be designated in honor or in memory of your loved one(s). A suggested donation is $10 per individual, but any amount is welcome! Please complete your submission by Wednesday, June 14 for inclusion during our June 18 service.  Gift acknowledgement cards will be available at the church office and on the narthex table.

You can complete your donation form online or by completing a hardcopy form and returning it to Denise in the church office.  After completing your form, there are two ways to submit your donation:

  1. Make your check payable to UMC Monroe and indicate Father’s Day in the memo line … drop your form and check in the collection plate or get it to Denise in the Church Office OR
  2. Make your donation online NOTE: If you used a hardcopy form, don’t forget to get it to the Church Office!

Questions: contact Rose Aiello

Thanking all in advance for your generosity!

* HBV joins over 300 organizations as a partner of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful reentry and gang intervention program in the world.  Located in Los Angeles, Homeboy has been operating for over 30 years, providing trauma-informed wrap-around services and job opportunities to over 10,000 people per year.