Missions are very important to us at Sharon Church. We encourage all of our families to be part of a mission in some capacity. Being involved in a mission doesn’t necessarily mean that you must go to another part of the world. At Sharon we are active in both local and international missions. Check out a few of our missions that you can be part of.
We view opportunities within the four walls of church as a type of mission as well. We have ways that you can impact a life for all eternity and never have to leave the building. Consider serving in our nursery, children or youth ministries, be a greeter at a door, sing or play an instrument in our praise band. We can help find you a place that best fits you. Contact Jeff Ayers, and he will assist you in finding that perfect spot.
Feeding In His Name
A team from Sharon serves at Calvary Refuge Center every fourth Saturday of the month. Calvary Refuge Center provides emergency and transitional housing and food for homeless individuals and families. Here is how you can help:
- Help prepare meals
- Help serve meals
- Donate blankets, gloves, toiletries
- Donate financially
To get connected, contact Ronnie Thompson.
Sharon is active in international missions.
Uganda, Africa (Lulwanda Children's Home)
In August 2016, Ryan and Megan Kelley and their four children (Audrey, Simon, Lucy and Norah) moved to Uganda to serve in the Lulwanda Children's Home. For many years, God had been moving in Ryan and Megan Kelley's hearts to serve Him overseas as missionaries. They had been viewing this as a “later in life” calling, but just over a year ago they felt the Holy Spirit saying that the time to act had come. If you would like to learn more about Grace International and help the Kelley family in a financial way, visit GICF by clicking here.
If you would like to stay up to date on what the Kelley family is doing in Uganda, visit their blog.
Each year a group of students and adults from Sharon travel to Guatemala to express Christ's love to orphans and widows. Our desire is for those who attend to understand that we can minister to those outside our country and to return with the desire to do so in our community. We help start micro businesses in order to provide an income flow for families. We provide water purification equipment to those in need, and when resources are available we enjoy doing home construction as well. For more information on Guatemala missions, contact Micah Godsey.
Carolyn Hines is currently involved in mission work in Romania. Her heart goes out to the many children of the Romas (gypsies). Seeing children in dumpsters digging for food is heart wrenching. Knowing so many never hear that God loves them is even tougher. To help Carolyn in reaching children for Jesus in Romania, consider helping her financially by giving through our Sunday morning offering time. For more information on Romania missions, contact Carolyn Hines.
Short Term Missions Summer 2023
Guatemala (July 1st- July 8th)
This year we will be going to Guatemala, and we want you to join us! We will be serving beside Greg and Rachael McGaha with Porch De Salomon. Ultimately our goal is to show the love of Christ to the to the people of Panajachel, as well as the neighboring areas. We will have many opportunities to teach about Christ throughout the duration of the trip. We will potentially have the opportunity to be part of building a long lasting home for a family, create micro-businesses to supply income for fammilies, play with children, and more all while teaching them the love of Jesus!