THE GROVE – COTTAGE GROVE
Being the Hope Campaign
Being the Hope is the umbrella fund for all of The Grove’s mission projects on a state, national, and international level.
The people of The Grove are motivated by our vision to grow goodness. This includes our commitment to service beyond the local church, whether that work is accomplished through hands-on efforts or through financial support of partner organizations.
During the season of Lent, the Compassion and Justice team is highlighting many of the ministries supported by The Grove through moments in worship, posts on social media pages, and a mission fair at our Woodbury location on March 26.
On Easter Sunday (April 9), you are asked to give to the Being the Hope mission offering or to make a pledge that is 1) prayerfully considered, 2) proportional to your means and 3) sacrificial in depth. There will be no other mission offerings received this year.
Being the Hope assures that ministries we care deeply about will receive the right amount of support — according to our means and their need — at the right time. All funds will be given through Being the Hope, and all contributions and disbursements will be recorded and regular updates on our mission ministries will be provided both in worship and print publications throughout the year.
Being the Hope is the umbrella fund for all of The Grove’s mission projects on a state, national, and international level. 2022 Recipients are listed below. Approximately $102,000 was received and distributed as a result of last year’s campaign.
Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota
2022 Recipients: Advocates for Human Rights, Armstrong, Royal Oaks, and Woodbury Elementary Schools, Community Connects, Emma Norton Services, Emma Norton Restoring Waters Campaign, Division of Indian Works, Food Shelves (Open Cupboard, Friends in Need, Neighborhood House), Homeless Youth Drop-in Center in Cottage Grove, Hope for the Journey Home, Isaiah, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, Minnesota Annual Conference Camping Program, Minnesota Council of Churches – Refugee Services, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, MORE, Saturday Supper Club, Silent Friends, Student Mission Trips to Mountain Top and Milwaukee, Summer Skoolie, Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota
2022 recipients: 2nd Mile Ministry, Annual Conference Love Offering, Black College Fund (through apportionments), Human Relations Day, Native American Ministries Sunday, United Methodist Student Day, UMCOR National Disaster Response and Recovery
2022 recipients: Bountifield International, Makindu Children’s Project, MN Conference Annual Love Offering, OC Ministries – Two student sponsorships in Sierra Leone, Project Ag Grad, Peace with Justice Sunday, Uganda Partners-Instructional Design, UMCOR Covid-19 Response Fund, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery, UMCOR –Ukraine, UMCOR Sunday, World Communion Sunday. Also, World Service Fund, Interdenominational Cooperation Fund and Africa University Fund (through Apportionments).