Missions

Elkhorn Hills UMC is a Missions church.  Throughout the year, our members are actively involved in serving others, both locally and internationally, with monetary and volunteer support.  Sharing our love for Jesus Christ by serving others is our mission statement.  It reflects our faith in Christ and our desire to answer his call.  In the words of John Wesley, All the world is my parish“.

The Missions Committee puts forth great efforts towards raising funds to assist in covering mission shares and to use towards worthy causes.  The SCRIP gift card program and the annual garage sale are ongoing fund-raising projects whose proceeds supports “Missions.”

Some of our Missions Programs include:

Scrip

Scrip makes Gift Giving easy! Avoid Fraud Risk — Use Scrip Gift Cards! What is Scrip? Scrip is Fundraising While You Shop®. Scrip turns everyday shopping into cash for our church when families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases (like gas and groceries) instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money.…

UMCOR

   The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe.  UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual…

Epworth Village

Epworth Village, Inc., is a National Mission Institution of the United Methodist Church.  Located in York and Grand Island, Neb., Epworth Village, Inc. focuses on family-centered treatment for male children ages 7 to 18 and their families who are dealing with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. The agency serves more than 1,000 people a month.…

Habitat for Humanity

As a Christian housing ministry, Habitat depends on the commitment from our faith partners. Each faith partner is part of a Coalition. A Coalition consists of numerous churches and other places of worship who come together each year to fundraise and build/renovate a Habitat Omaha home. Elkhorn Hills UMC is a proud Habitat faith partner and a…

Garage Sale

Everyone loves a good sale, right?  The folks at Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church especially love garage sales.  For the last six years, the members of the church have held a HUGE church-wide garage sale to raise money for their various mission projects.  Elkhorn Hills UMC is considered a “mission” church, which means to go beyond…

Camp Fontanelle

A Place To Grow With God In Any Season… Camp Fontanelle is 183 acres of wooded hills provided by the Camping Ministries of the Nebraska Conference of the United Methodist Church.  This unique setting allows persons to deepen their Christian experience, grow in understanding, and respond in faith joyfully. Our camps offer opportunities for intentional…

COPE

COPE is a vital part of the ministry of Elkhorn Hills UMC.   The Christian Outreach Program of Elkhorn (COPE) is located in Elkhorn, Nebraska.   COPE is a multi-denominational organization of Christians whose goal is to assist families or individuals who have needs that are temporarily greater than their resources.  COPE provides short and long term…

NUMB

Elkhorn Hills Will Bike For Food!  The Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger is a benefit ride that aids  local and world hunger projects, including Heifer International, Nebraska Food Bank, Bread for the World and UMCOR:  Nigeria.   Since 1996, NUMB has raised over $672,000 for hunger programs, and is sponsored by the Nebraska United Methodist…

Volunteers in Mission

We participate in United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM).  UMVIM is a grassroots movement within The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short term assignments at their own expense. UMVIM exists…

Jana’s Fund

Jana Koopmans, a young mother and wife, was a member of the Elkhorn Hills United Methodist church when she was diagnosed with Leukemia.  While fighting her battle with cancer, Jana and her family felt comforted by the kindness that her church family provided.  Elkhorn Hills UMC members gathered together to support the family by offering…