St. Paul's Mission Project

2019 Mission Project – Methodist Children’s Home Society

Raise $30,000 to help build a barn and launch a new Animal Assisted Therapy Program at Methodist Children’s Home Society

St. Paul’s Missions Council has selected Methodist Children’s Home Society as our 2019 mission project. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to help build a barn and launch a new Animal Assisted Therapy Program at MCHS. Therapists who work with the children know the value of animal therapy, as it is one way the kids can build positive attachments with gentle and loving companions (alpacas, horses, goats, sheep).

Methodist Children’s Home Society provides individualized and residential treatment, care, and advocacy to children impacted by abuse, neglect, and trauma. They have provided steadfast and vital social services to families for 101 years on their campus in Redford, MI. Methodist Children’s Home Society builds communities where every child and family has a safer and brighter future, and partners with churches and organizations that seek to ensure the health and welfare of “the least of these.” MCHS currently houses 60 boys (ages 5-18) on campus and works with over 4,000 adoptive and foster care families in the state of Michigan.

Our involvement and partnership at MCHS will include people of all ages and at all stages of faith. We will have regular opportunities for individuals and families to actively engage relationships with children and families through holiday events, summer activities, mentoring and tutoring programs. We will also collect donations of clothes, diapers, formula, school supplies, etc. and coordinate service projects on MCHS’s 80 acre campus.

To learn about MCHS, visit their website at To get involved in any of these projects please contact Pastor Erin Fitzgerald or Larry Hice, Chair of Missions Council. You can also sign up to tour Methodist Children’s Home Society in person during the month of February.



What You Can Do

Offer a Gift Please write “Methodist Children’s Home Society” on the envelope and the memo line of your check to St. Paul’s UMC.

• Give using the St. Paul’s app.

Run or walk in the 2019 Brooksie Way on Sunday, September 22

Register at using St. Paul’s Rochester UMC group name. Use discount codes below:

The first code – ending in “A” should be used when registering for the half marathon or training program. The second code – ending in “B” should be used for the 10k and 5k race. (Please note – Training Program registration will include a free entry into the half, 10k or 5k race, depending upon the program you select.)

2019 Discount Codes for St. Paul’s Rochester

  • SPRochA
  • SPRochB

•  Raise funds in support of your participation
Ask family and friends to donate.

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