Buckeye and Owaneco November Mission



God works through your prayers and support in acts of mercy to bless the lives of individuals of all ages and at all stages of life.

  • More than 30,000 individuals are served each year

  • 19,000 hours are given by more than 2,000 volunteers

  • More than $10,000,000 of benevolent care is given by these ministries:

Older Adult Ministries

Evenglow Lodge
215 E. Washington St.
Pontiac, IL 61764

Sunset Home
418 Washington
Quincy, IL 62301

United Methodist Village
1616 Cedar St.
Lawrenceville, IL 62439

Wesley Village
1200 E. Grant St.
Macomb, IL 61455

Hospital Pastoral Care

Alton Memorial Hospital
1 Memorial Drive
Alton, IL 62002

Methodist Medical Center of Illinois
221 NE Glen Oak Ave.
Peoria, IL 61636

Children and Family Ministries

205 S. 24th St.
Quincy, IL 62301

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
1200 N. 13th St.
East St. Louis, IL 62205

The Baby Fold
108 E Willow St.
Normal,IL 61761

United Methodist Children’s Home
2012 Richview Rd.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


South Fork October, November and December Mission


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries.

Under its original name, The Methodist Committee on Overseas Relief (MCOR) was founded in 1940 by the Bishop Herbert Welsh, in response to displaced and vulnerable populations in the wake of World War II. In his address at the General Conference that year, Bishop Welsh stated that MCOR would serve as a “voice of conscience among Methodists to act in the relief of human suffering without distinction of race, color, or creed.” This mandate remains true to this day. The organization’s name was legally changed to The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) at the 1972 General Conference.

UMCOR’s Vision and Mission are as follows:

Vision: As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR strengthens and transforms people and communities.

Mission: Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

UMCOR’s work can be categorized into three major areas:

1) Humanitarian Relief / Disaster Response
2) Sustainable Development
3) Global Health (in collaboration with Global Ministries)

UMCOR’s MANDATE (From the Book of Discipline 2016)
¶ 1330.1. General Provisions—
Purpose—The United Methodist Committee on Relief (“UMCOR”) exists to assist United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need through programs of relief, rehabilitation, and service, including issues of displaced persons, hunger and poverty, disaster response, and disaster risk reduction; and to assist organizations, institutions, and programs related to annual conferences and other units of The United Methodist Church in their involvement in direct service to such persons in need.