Outreach and Missions
Outreach and Missions are an integral part of our ministry at St. Paul’s and occur in a wide variety of forms and locales. For more information about this area of ministry, please email Rev. Emily Chapman, Minister for Outreach and Missions, or Lori Chidgey, Outreach and Missions Coordinator, or call either at 713-528-0527.
The United Methodist Connection
The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church. The work of mission in virtually any context involves relationships -- interactions in the name of Jesus Christ between and among persons and organizations. Many ministries and missions are conducted and funded through the GBGM, including United Methodist Women (UMW) and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
One of several funding methods through the GBGM, the Advance is an accountable, designated-giving arm of the UMC that ensures that 100 percent of each gift reaches its intended mission or ministry. When giving through the Advance, the donor designates the program being supported and can indicate that s/he is from St. Paul's, thereby enabling credit and tracking of all gifts from St. Paul's. Overhead is supported via a special offering on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, enabling all donations through the Advance to go directly to the donor's selected program.