November Mission- CareNet

Giving to the Care Net Center of Greater Orleans is an opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of individuals and families in our community. Your generous donation will help provide essential services such as pregnancy testing, education, limited ultrasounds, STI testing, and parenting classes. Additionally, your contribution will support the provision of material aid items such as diapers, wipes, clothing, cribs, and car seats to those in need. By donating to Care Net, you are not only supporting a local organization but also investing in the well-being of our community. Every gift, no matter the size, can make a difference. Thank you for considering a donation to the Care Net Center of Greater Orleans.



September Mission:

Join us this September for a heartwarming mission, “Hands 4 Hope.” As the leaves start to fall, let’s embrace the spirit of giving by donating coats to keep our community warm and contributing funds to support those in need. Together, we can wrap our neighbors in the warmth of compassion and make a lasting impact. Your generous hands can bring hope to those facing the chill of uncertainty. Let’s spread love and warmth this September!
Hands 4 Hope is a local Community Street Ministry. More information about them can be found here:




Hello Everyone from the Missions at West Barre,

As I sit to write this, I can’t remember the last time I did, so I am going to give you a run down for the whole year.

I’ll start with the Albion food pantry. We receive money every month for the food pantry and our total so far is $1220 plus the food that is collected and taken at the end of the month. The music nights in the park gathered for the food pantry and that gave us quite a haul for the summer.

CareNet, the pregnancy center, netted $791.83 for this year.

UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief, which helps people around the world when disasters strike or like this year when war breaks out. Our donation this year went to the Ukraine.

One of my favorite missions is One Hope for Asia because Tina Nguyen is the missionary and she is such a gentle soul that is on fire for the Lord. She makes time to visit us when she comes back to the states to give us an update on her mission. Karen Markle and I had the pleasure of taking Tina to lunch when she was here this year. The times she has had while ministering to the people of Cambodia and Vietnam. She was almost made a victim of human trafficking while on a trip to visit an orphanage, thank God she was protected by her Savior Jesus, and she does give him all the glory! We collected $3070 for the mission plus she brought cards and pillow covers to sell made by the Vietnamese. We still have cards to sell if anyone is interested, they are so cute , they are 3-D and pop right out of the card when opened.

Our next mission was GOMOC, Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern which is located in downtown Albion. They received $1652 plus in another month we gave them $67 plus backpacks and school supplies for the children going to school.

In the summer we collected money for tools/blankets for CWS, Church World Service, what a deal a blanket for $5. We donated $1340 to that mission.

Flood buckets received $1295 plus 2 buckets that were made. It was a good time for them because there was a flood down south when we were doing it!

During VBS the children and adults collected money for the shoebox ministry that we are doing right now. The education dept. heads this up and will be packing shoeboxes at the family night supper on Oct 28 and along with the boxes that individuals pack will probably send between 60-70 boxes to Samaritans purse, a Billy Graham program, to distribute around the world.

Another favorite of mine is Wesley’s Place because again the Pastor in charge is a gentle soul that is on fire for the Lord. Rev. Gregg Stierheim has filled in for our preachers when they have gone on vacation and hope to see him again soon. His ministry is based in Buffalo around the hospitals, so they support the nurses and doctors there and also set up in coffee shops for anyone who wants to walk in and talk over a cup of coffee.

I know we have done more as a church and as individuals. The Lord has blest our little church on the four corners and we continue to pass it on. If you would like to be part of what we do please visit us or you can send a check marked for your favorite mission.

For our December mission we will be picking a “special” mission for our “Jesus gift” mission. Any    suggestions??????

As we continue to march on for the Lord please pray for our mission, for the organizations and the recipients.

Thanks to all who give of time, talent and money.

Thanks again and God Bless,

Joy Markle

Mission Chair




July Mission is UMCOR Flood Buckets.

UMCOR Cleaning Kit

Any or all of the below items can be donated or cash donations can be made with “Flood Bucket” designated on check or envelope.  Thank you! 

  • One five-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d)
    • No screw lids
    • May be used, but must be free from all residual product
    • Advertisements on the outside acceptable
  • One 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner
    • No spray cleaners
  • One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap
  • One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener (liquid, not gel)
  • One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable)
    • Pump spray bottles must have protective covers
  • One scrub brush
    • With or without handle
  • 18 re-useable cleaning wipes
    • No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five scouring pads
    • No stainless-steel pads with soap in them
    • Remove from packaging
  • 36-50 clothespins
  • One 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45-gallon sizes)
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 mm thickness)
    • No surgical masks
  • Two pairs kitchen gloves
    • Durable for multiple uses
    • Remove from packaging
  • One pair work gloves
    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather




June Monthly Mission

Hello everyone, hope all is well. First, I would like to thank everyone for the support of our missions at West Barre. You have done a great job and many people have been blessed by your generosity and love. We are certainly passing on God’s love to others.

Tina, our missionary, with One Hope for Asia was with us during the month of May and we presented her with a check for $5,000 plus the money she received from the cards, pillow covers and table runners she brought with her to sell. I still have cards to sell if you would like to see them. They are amazing pop-up artwork made by the children of Vietnam. For the month of June, we are supporting CWS blanket and tools program. They are worldwide and support people after storms and during troubled times. Please pray about this mission and if so led, give generously.

Again, thank you all so much for the support of the missions of West Barre. If you ever have any questions about a particular mission, you can call me, and I will do my best to explain the mission. Remember also, we gather food for the food pantry in Albion. You can also send coupons to the service men and women (thanks Ruth).

In service for Christ, Joy Markle


Church World Service Website

May 2022 Mission

Our mission for the month of May is GOMOC or Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern. We are collecting:

Gently used or new sheets, pillows towels (bath and kitchen), dishes, cooking pots and pans, small bottles of shampoo, soap, shaving cream, lotion (small like hotel or travel size), smaller furniture, small dressers, beds, small kitchen appliances (toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates). Anything that can be used in a small apartment or room. Of course money is always accepted and put to good use.

Thank you!

Visit GOMOC website to find out more information on this wonderful organization.




December 2021

The church this year has voted to make Heifer International the Christ Child gift this year. There are 3 components to the gift. Joy to the World, Hope Basket and Milk Menagerie. The total of all three are 13 large animals and chickens and rabbits. The total cost for all three packages is $2550. The mission committee has such confidence in the generosity of God’s people that we have decided to give to Hands of Hope in Albion, anything over the $2550 need for Heifer International. So as I write this, Tuesday, November 30th is one day away and it has been named “Giving Tuesday”. So my friends, look in your hearts this Christmas time and ask God for guidance in your giving. Let’s see if we can give both projects a helping hand this year! Please make sure to mark on your checks that it is for the mission project. If you are sending through the mail, the address is:

West Barre United Methodist Church

5388 Eagle Harbor Rd.

Albion, NY 14411

Merry Christmas and God Bless!

June 2021 Missions:

Food Pantry:  Baby needs (or item of your choice).  Please place in bins either by the coat rack in the Chapel or at the top of ramp.

Shopping Cart Mission:  Personal care items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc.) for the Homeless.

Monthly Mission:  Church World Service Blanket and Tool Drive.  https://cwsglobal.org/



My Birthday Gift for Jesus





Hi everyone!  Here is an update from missions.

In May we collected money for the South Sudan Health Project.  Very generous offering of $2875 was the total.  This will help immensely with the salaries of the home health aids  and their administrator.  Can you imagine living on $100 a month?  The suitcase of medicine that has been collected hopefully will be going soon also, as soon as they can travel to South Sudan.  They are also missing their families, I know I would be.  If at anytime you feel led by the Lord to sponsor a home health aid we can help you with that.  Our prayers go out to them during this trying time, they are not only dealing with diseases we don’t even think about, like malaria, but now they have the covid19 to worry about.
Last month we collected for CWS Blanket fund, CWS stands for Church World Service, they are a world wide organization and blankets and tools are only two of their programs. We supplied $630 for their blanket program in June and they will put it to good use.
For the month of July we are collecting for their tool program.  The tools program goes from a tool box filled with tools to a complete house in Haiti for only $4000, that’s right it is not a typo $4000 for a complete house.  They have wells dug for clean water for 20 homes or put a roof on a house for $913.  Our donation will be put to good use again, every little bit helps.
Other on going projects are the food pantry that we donated a whole cart full of cereal and a few other items last month plus a check for $300.  There is a video on the website where you can see the delivery of the items and the check.
We also are still collecting coupons for the service people, thanks Ruth Miller for taking care of those.  Coupons can be expired up to 2 months and you can put them in the food pantry box or the box in the chapel.
We are a blessed people and we should share with those less fortunate.  Our biggest blessing is our Lord and Savior Jesus.  CWS has 2Corinthians 8:2 on their literature which is “They are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity”  Please pray about your donations, the Lord will guide you if you will listen.
Thanks for all your past support of the missions of the church and thanks in advance for your future gifts.
Have a blessed day
Joy Markle ,Mission chair