Saline Area Social Service (SASS) is a private, non-profit organization that has been part of our community for over 60 years and serves the most vulnerable students, families and senior citizens that live in and around the Saline area. FUMC Saline supports SASS by contributing to holiday meal gift cards, Christmas Adopt-a-Family, cash contributions as well as by donating non-perishable/paper goods which can be dropped off at the blue house collection box in the church lobby.
Cass Community Social Services is a Detroit-based agency with a person-centered philosophy, dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs. FUMC Saline supports Cass through our budgeted missions giving and member contributions. Volunteers from our church have also furnished and served the Christmas Day meal at Cass for over 30 years.
FUMC Saline provides non-perishable snack food donations as well as hats, gloves and scarves for the Robert J. Delonis Center rotating shelter which is held at local faith-based host sites. Members can drop off items in the church lobby at the Opportunity Wall when FUMC Saline is participating (usually in January/February).
According to the World Health Organization over 70 million people are leg/feet handicapped in developing countries. They’ve been severely impacted by birth defects, disease, accidents, or military conflicts, which often leave active land mines and unexploded ordinance in the vicinity of regular people, just like us. Restoring mobility often restores people’s place in their world, their village, their family, and resurrects their personal sense of dignity and self-worth. Mobility Worldwide provides these children of God with hand cranked Mobility Carts, vehicles that allow them to go where ordinary wheelchairs won’t go. There is no cost to the recipient – we reflect the love of God by giving them the Gift of Mobility. FUMC Saline supports Mobility Worldwide through our budgeted missions in addition to building carts for shipment around the world.
As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. FUMC Saline supports UMCOR through our budgeted missions giving and member contributions. Members and friends are welcome to make ongoing contributions via our online giving portal. We will also ensure members are aware of opportunities to contribute to special UMCOR projects as they arise.
MCHS provides individualized treatment, care, advocacy, and permanency to children and families impacted by childhood trauma. Services include Foster Care & Adoption, Residential Treatment, Child Abuse Prevention, and Community Wellness. FUMC Saline supports MCHS through our budgeted missions giving and member contributions as well as through the collection of wish list items throughout the year. Look for the collection bins at the Opportunity Wall in the church lobby.