Riverchase United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Sharing the Joy of Christ

Children's Missions

Riverchase UMC Children's Missions Ministry hopes to teach the concept and importance of missions so that each child learns that they can personally become missionaries right in their own backyard!  We aim to enthusiastically involve children in supporting missionaries and mission work with their prayers, interest, financial giving, and service to others.  Read on for ways that you can assist us in these goals.

Mission Baskets

Each month, Children's Missions focuses on a different item and asks that your child bring that item in and put it in the mission baskets located in your child's sunday school classroom.  These items are then taken to Oak Mountain Missions, Christian's Place, King's Home and various other children's charities in need.  Older children will be given the opportunity to visit these charities and volunteer their time to help throughout the year.  Take a look at the calendar below to see this month's focus:

 January Peanut Butter
 February Jelly
 March Toilet Paper
 April Powdered Milk (in packets)
 May Canned Vegetables
 June School Supplies
 July School Supplies
 August Bath Soap
 September Children's Toothbrush and Toothpaste
 October New Toys
 November New Gloves & Socks (for teenagers)
 December Baby Diapers and Wipes

Mission Activities


Children are given the opportunity to participate in periodic mission trips and activities. These are “hands on” experiences with the overall objective of increasing the children’s understanding and awareness of the needs of those in their community and to instill and reinforce in them the church’s  overall mission of “Sharing the Joy of Christ”; so that they may continue to develop a solid Christian foundation and grow in their relationship with God. Here are some upcoming mission opportunities:

October 15, 2015 – Children in 3rd-5th grades are invited to bring toys and pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. We will be working with the UMW Circle of Love. Event is on a Thursday evening from 5:30-7:30pm in the Riverchase Room. Dinner provided. Cost is $15 per child, plus cost to purchase small toys (item list to be provided).

November 1, 2015 – Children in 1st & 2nd grades are invited to visit Oak Mountain Missions in Pelham where they will deliver & stock mission items collected during the fall. This event is on a Sunday afternoon from 12:00-3:00. Lunch provided. No cost.

December 13, 2015 – Children in 3rd-5th grades are invited to visit Oak Mountain Missions in Pelham where they will deliver toys collected at Breakfast with Santa and set up Christmas toy display. Lunch provided. No cost.


Watch for notices in the bulletins, online and throughout the the church for financial contributions to the following:
  • Mission offering during Vacation Bible School in June
Donations will be applied to each month's mission focus for purchase of additional mission items.