December Mission Focus – Red Bird Mission

Red Bird Mission has been providing ministries in a rural, distressed region of the Appalachian Mountains, in southeastern Kentucky, since 1921. Today the need remains critical, where poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life, for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Red Bird Clinic strive to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

Support for these ministries come from churches and individuals across the nation. Over the years the Mission has enjoyed wide support in The United Methodist Church as well as from other denominations. In recent years we have seen a decline in the support we are receiving. We are currently facing a financial crisis that is making it difficult to continue all the areas of ministries we provide. Without more funding today, we will have to reduce the level of ministry provided to this community. Your donations to Red Bird Mission and Clinic will help us continue these vital ministries in this distressed region of Appalachia.

Click here to give and find out more about Red Bird Mission by visiting their website.

How can you help?

Red Bird Mission Trip: POSTPONED

The trip that was planned for November 2021 has been postponed until at least Spring of 2022.
We hope to have a team of 8 or more by then.
Please contact Stephanie Cohen if you are interested in a 2022 trip!

Who’s ready to get back to a Mission Trip?! St. Mark’s is planning a mission trip to Red Bird Mission Work Camp, in the Appalachian Mountains. Have you been thinking about serving on a mission trip but without leaving the country? Interested in working on a mission project in an atmosphere where participants grow spiritually and gain a personal understanding of mission? Red Bird Mission Work Camp may be just what you’ve been looking for!

This service opportunity for volunteers in mission, works to provide home repair for low-income community residents and maintenance for Mission buildings and grounds. Location in Beverly, KY is 324 miles away. Trip cost is $425; includes food and lodging. Sign up today!

Email Stephanie Cohen at scohen@stmarkscarmel.org with any questions.

Please contact Stephanie Cohen if you would like to know more.

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