Ministry

Skyline has an active ministry of missions at the local, national and international level.  There are many ways to participate: financial donations, item donations, hands-on service, and mission trips.

A Door of Hope
SUMC Contact: Debbie Christie-Irving
 In February 2017, Skyline held it’s first “baby bottle” fundraiser for a Door of Hope.  This local organization offers compassionate care and practical resources for women who face pregnancy decisions.

Family Promise of Northern New Castle County
SUMC Contact: Janette Guthrie and Ruthann Turner
We host families experiencing homelessness for a week at a time, three times a year.  Volunteers are needed during those weeks to drive the van, provide food, spend the night, and set-up / tear down.  We also support FP’s Day Center through a Christmas in July donation event.

Friendship House
Andrews Place – SUMC Contact: Debbie Christie-Irving
Epiphany House – SUMC Contact: Barb Weaver
The Clothing Bank of Delaware – SUMC Contact: Barb Weaver
We serve dinners on a monthly basis at Andrews Place and Epiphany House.  We have a continuous collection of clothes for The Clothing Bank of Delaware.

Kind to Kids
SUMC Contact: Jenn Bruce
In January 2017, Skyline held it’s first Blue Duffle Bag item drive.  We filled duffle bags with blankets, stuffed animals, books, etc. to be given to children in the foster care system.

Limestone Food Closet
SUMC Contacts: Lori Timm and Patti Wheatley
Skyline continually collects non-perishable food for distribution through Limestone Presbyterian Church’s Food Closet

Meals on Wheels
SUMC Contact: Liz Stoklosa
Skyline members deliver meals to those in need on a regular schedule.

Newark Empowerment Center
SUMC Contact: Kim McWatters
The NEC provides hospitality and services to people experiencing homelessness and in poverty.  NEC is continually supported by our “Manna Fund” donations.  SUMC has also provided Go-Bags to the NEC.

Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse
SUMC Contact: Erin Schulze
Samaritan’s Purse provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. During the holidays we fill shoeboxes with gifts for children in need.

Prayer Shawls/Hats
SUMC Contacts: Karen Steenhoek and Anne Beihn
Members and friends of SUMC create prayer shawls and hats to be donated to those in need.

Stop Hunger Now
SUMC Contact: Kim McWatters
Stop Hunger Now is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Skyline hosted our first meal packaging event in 2015 and we raise money to support the cause.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
SUMC Contact: Ivan Turner
UMCOR is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. SUMC raises funds and awareness for UMCOR projects.

Urban Promise
SUMC Contacts: Kim McWatters, Kevin Doyle, Barb Weaver, Ed & Donna Minner, Suzy Kittle
UP equips children and young adults through Christ with the skills necessary for academic achievement, personal growth and servant leadership.  Skyline assists UP through meals, as well as item drives for summer camp and school supplies.