Monthly Outreach Offering


Each month, Woodridge UMC's Outreach Committee designates an organization, ministry, or mission (or two) to be the recipient of our monthly Outreach Offering.


September 2017 Outreach Offering


Grace Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Clinic, Haiti

Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince provides care for children and families with tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, and those impacted by the earthquake. In this area where many live on less than $1/day, the hospital provides much-needed immediate care and follow-up clinical care for children and families.
The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 forever changed the nation of Haiti, and severely damaged the Grace Children's Hospital campus. The hospital has rebuilt transitional facilities that continue to serve the people of Haiti, and have new outreaches to the tent communities near the hospital. Even in the aftermath of the earthquake, hospital operations were only halted for a few days, and care for the children staying at the hospital never ceased.
The children receive excellent medical care from professional doctors and nurses, nutritious meals to help them grow healthy and strong, and comfort from the dedicated and loving mamans (nurses’ aides). Once a child is on the road to recovery, he or she can also attend school at the hospital. For some, this is the first and only time they will ever experience a formal education.

Outpatient services include:

• Pediatric and Adult TB Treatment
• HIV/AIDS Counseling and Treatment Services
• General Pediatric Clinic
• State-of-the-Art Eye Clinic
• Reproductive Health Services
• Nutrition Clinic

As with all of Grace Children’s Hospital’s programs, fees for outpatient services are determined by a sliding scale based on the patient’s income. No one is ever turned away because they are unable to pay.

Not sure how to give to the monthly Outreach offering? 
There are 3 ways to give.
  1. If you pay by check, simply write "[month] Outreach" on the notes line at the bottom of the check. Put your cash or check in the pink envelopes marked “Outreach Offering” in the pews and write your information on the envelope.
  2. If you have automatic withdrawal for your church commitment, you can have your monthly Outreach donation added to this process. Click here to sign-up.
  3. If you are interested in automatic withdrawal, simply print this form, complete it, and return to the church office. You can also obtain the EFT authorization form from the office.    
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


Support UMC missions and ministries through prayer

Additionally, each month the Outreach Committee requests prayers for a United Methodist missionary and a church with whom we have a relationship:


February 2017


March 2017


April 2017

  • Mbwizu & Rev. Nkemba Ndjung, UMC missionaries to Cameroon
  • Bantacan UMC, Philippines, home church of the Agustin family


May 2017

  • Jane and Larry Kies, UMC missionaries to Zimbabwe
  • Bonfal UMC,Philippines, home church of the Viernes family


June 2017


July 2017

  • Rebecca  & Mark Smallwood, UMC Associates in Mission at Red Bird Mission, Kentucky
  • Paniqui UMC and Carino UMC, Philippines, home churches of the Lamorena family


August 2017

  • Betty Tshala, UMC missionaries to Zambia
  • Brookes Point UMC, Philippines, Jane Borgehammer's family is from Brooke's Point


September 2017


October 2017


November 2017

  • Samuel Bruce, volunteer to the Methodist Church of Ghana
  • North Fairview UMC, Philippines, home church of the Tolentino family


December 2017

  • Clara Midrula Biswas, UMC missionary to Cambodia
  • Victoria UMC, Philippines, church and school near where Elsie Munar grew up