International missions

Pittman Park United Methodist Church seeks to be a missions-oriented community of faith. 

The Missions Committee encourages anyone with an interest in missions, 

whether a desire to become involved with existing projects or a conviction that we can serve in other areas, 

to contact co-chairs Chris and Laurie Cigal through the church office.

  • Dominican Republic

    Kim Bland, serves as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, assisting teams of volunteers from churches throughout the United States in construction and evangelism (see her website, HERE). Each year at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, Pittman Park staffs a food booth to raise money for our ministries in the DR. The Fair allows members who might not otherwise be able to be involved in international missions an opportunity to participate.  Our goal as a local congregation is to send a team each year.  

    Planning is now underway for 2019. 

    If you are interested, please contact the church office 912-678-5631. 

  • Haiti

    Pittman Park medical missions has been providing mobile medical teams to countries in the Caribbean each year since 1999. For the last 8 years we have worked in Haiti along with ecumenical organization Village of Hope. We travel to remote villages in Haiti where there is no medical care. Through Village of Hope we are able to refer patients who need continuing medical care to the Village of Hope Health Clinic which is staffed by a Haitian doctor and nurses. Village of Hope Inc. provides monetary support to the clinic as the local population is mostly very poor. 

    Our mobile medical teams are composed of nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, and also lay persons. We supply all the medical equipment, lab and medical supplies, and medications that will be needed for the week we are there. The mission team is grateful for the unfailing financial support we have had from Pittman Park, other churches in our community, and physicians in our area. We look forward to our next trip in October and ask for your continued prayers and support. 

  • Sewing For Missions

    In the summer of 2007 Julie Good and Trisha Duggan attended the "School of Missions" at Epworth by The Sea.  There they met a group of women who made and sent garments to the mission field. Julie and Trisha came back inspired and soon organized a group of Pitman Park United Methodist Church women to become involved in making little girls' dresses and little boys' shorts for PPUMC mission teams. 

    Church members were supportive of this mission and soon a room was set up with donated sewing machines, serger and supplies.  New sewing machines and sergers have been purchased from funds made available through XYZ lunch profits and individual donations. 

    Over the last nine years, hundreds of dresses and shorts had been made and sent to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ecuador, Lithuania, Long Island Bahama, and Nicaragua. The clothing was sent with missionaries, construction teams and medical mission teams. Some of the garments have been sent with other church teams. 

    The sewing group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 until 2 PM in the sewing room adjacent to the fellowship hall.

    If you need a new purpose, challenge, or some good fellowship fun, come join the group. There is always something to do and it's not necessarily sewing. 

    For more information contact Ruth Murphree 489-9901 or Julie Good 852–5436. 

    We pray that as the clothes cover the children's bodies the love of Jesus will cover their hearts. 

     "When you have done it unto the least of these you have done it unto me" Matthew 25:40