Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Mission Blog

Joanne Griffin and Gloria Edwards  being commissioned by Bishop Oliveto at our annual Conference meeting.


Gloria Edwards is joining a team of three other women going to Angola in October.  The group is organized by the Florida Conference, and includes two women from there and two women from the Yellowstone Conference. 

While in Angola they will spend time in Quessia Mission Station, see our friends Ken Koome, Kutela Kutembo (the agriculturalist at Quessua), and Rev. Andre Cassule as well as other pastors in East Angola Conference.  They plan to strengthen the personal connections between our conferences, do some medical work, some agricultural work, and visit churches and pastors in the area.

To offer items of support this team is collecting basic first aid supplies such as gauze pads, tape, Band-Aids in a variety of sizes and Neosporin.

They are also collecting brightly colored girls underwear in sizes 10, 12 and 14 to use for sewing and hygiene classes.

This mission group will be gone about two weeks, and they thank you for your prayers of support.



A team of 10 people from BUMC are traveling to San Salvador, El Salvador in October, too!  This team is headed by John and Vickie Wilkinson, who have worked in the Siloe area for many years.

This group will be working at a school in the city, organizing a job fair to help students see the possibilities available after graduation, and working at a very remote school on an island.

They are collecting basic school supplies to take with them.  Your continued prayer for safety, wisdom, endurance, and good health for the team is much appreciated.

Donations for either trip may be left in the narthex.  There is a giant, grey “school locker” for school supplies for El Salvador, and a red duffle bag for underwear and first aid supplies for Angola.



UMCOR Cleaning and Hygiene Kits for Hurricane Relief

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in Mission Blog


The last day we can accept donations is Sunday, October 1.


Do you want to DO something to help those affected by the Hurricanes in the south and the fires here in the West?  The United Methodist Church has connections to make that possible. 


There is a great need for UMCOR Cleaning Kits and  Hygiene Kits  You are welcome to donate one item, many of the same thing, or a whole kit.  Please leave all donations in the collection box in the narthex.  All donations are due Sunday, October 1 so they can be shipped to the Salt Lake City Depot in early October.


You may also write a check to BUMC and put “MT” (for wildfires) or “TX” (for hurricanes) in the memo line and drop it in the collection plate.  If you prefer to give electronically the link to the UMCOR site is here.

However you give, know that 100% of your funds will go to disaster relief because overhead costs were covered by UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) donations.