Ministries

Mission Statement : “We pray to be a church for all people because of Christ through love and Service”

Mission/Serving

We believe that we are each called to respond to God’s love by serving God’s people. We’re called to give our time and talents to help others.  We invite each member to put faith into action, beginning in our neighborhood, community and extending throughout the world. We generously support UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), Haiti Mission Trip, and other international relief organizations. We invite you to experience new life in Christ by following his example to serve others in the church, in the community, and in the world.

In The Church There are many ways you can help to create a great church experience for members and visitors. Contact the church office to find out more about currently available opportunities.

In the Community We offer opportunities for community outreach, partnering with local service organizations in many instances. Contact the office for more information on any of the programs listed below.

Supporting Blood Drive, Rock house kids in Rockford, Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts for those in need along with Easter baskets, and Easter gifts. We continue to support our bi-annual Stop & Swap along with the Closet where people can get clothes for free. We also provide paper supplies and personal items for neighbors in need, and school backpacks and supplies for kids. Crop-Walk, Habitat Humanity, Food Pantry.

In the World  Supporting Haiti Mission Trip, UMCOR (flood buckets),  Operation Christmas Child

Flood Bucket Collection For UMCOR

We are grateful for the many NIC churches which are offering prayers, donating flood bucket supplies, sending volunteers and collecting special offerings for UMCOR to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and now for those in the path of Hurricane Irma.
The Rockford district has started a flood bucket collection effort through the month of September. Donated items may be dropped off at Christ UMC in Rockford which will be delivered to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL. Questions please contact Cliff Gillette at Christ UMC at (815)399-5910 or  or John Stelter (district mission coordinator) at (815)721-3382 or .
Click here for the list of items needed for flood buckets.

UMCOR Responds to Harvey By Mary Andreolli

*UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. We will continue to update this page and UMCOR social media as we receive new information.

5 Things You Can Do

  1. Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist ChurchLouisiana Conference of The United Methodist ChurchRío Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference who are working tirelessly to provide relief after Harvey.
  2. Make relief kits, send complete kits to http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Network/Relief-Supply-Network, shipping label/packing list instructions
  3. Give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts. Click here.
  4. Donate only those items requested.
  5. Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.

Download this UMCOR church bulletin insert to share 5 Things You Can Do in response to Harvey. 

UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief is grateful for your relentless prayers and support. To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources Advance #901440.

Stop and Swap sign

What is a Stop & Swap at Durand UMC? This is a community wide swap where you bring in anything you no longer have a use for and you can take anything other community members have brought in.  There is no money exchanged.  There is no limit on how much you can bring or take. You do not need to bring anything to take anything, or vice versa.  EVERYTHING is FREE!

We now have a permanent spot for all the donated clothes. The CLOSET is located at 419 Center Street and is open the second and fourth Friday and Saturday of each month.  Clothes are always free there and available for everyone!  Clothes donations are accepted at the Durand United Methodist Church, Monday – Thursday  9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

What kind of things can I bring to the Swap? Clothes, shoes, coats, music, movies, books, games, cell phones and/or chargers, linens, house-wares, decorations, tools, sports equipment, furniture, working electronics, pet supplies, appliances, etc. We would even like your stained and ripped clothes as these can be recycled and the money raised will support the Rockford Rescue Mission.

What happens to the leftovers? All clothes in good condition will stay at The CLOSET. All other items will be donated to the Rockford Rescue Mission’s Thrift Store @ 2710  20th Street in Rockford.

We encourage you to come back multiple times during the Swap and see what new things have been put out. We’d love to see everyone come back on Saturday to go through things one last time before we start loading up the trailers.

We just finished our Fall Stop and Swap – October 4-6, 2018

For Community Service hours; or to volunteer to work; please call the church office (815) 248-2461 Monday—Thursdays from 9:00 am—4:00 pm. No Paints or Stains!

 

 What is THE CLOSET?

It is the place where Durand area residents get FREE clothes!  All sizes are available from newborn to 4X!

How does it work?

THE CLOSET is open the second and fourth Friday and Saturday of each month. Everyone is welcome to come in during those hours and take any clothes they can use.  And it is all FREE!! We do ask that you don’t take clothes to resell.

Where do the clothes come from?

The clothes come from the community!  Donations of clothes can be dropped off at the Durand United Methodist Church – just a block north of THE CLOSET.  We have bins set up inside the east door.  The doors are open Monday thru Thursday 9-4.