Ways to Give

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District Advance Specials

Flood Relief (#8055):

Many communities in the Wilkes-Barre District and the Susquehanna Conference were devastated by flooding.  If you wish to donate to flood relief, you can designate your giving to Susquehanna Conference Flood Relief Advanced Special.

Give Ye Them To Eat (GYTTE) (#07629A):

GYTTE was founded in 1977 as a social outreach project of the Methodist Church of Mexico to combat hunger and poverty in the rural sector. The purpose of the "Give Ye Them to Eat" program (GYTTE) is to strengthen the capabilities of marginalized people and communities to meet their basic needs, and to determine and sustain a just and integrated development process. Participatory methods and development tools are used to create conditions in which change can take place from within the communities.  The “Tree   of Life” training center in Tlancualpican conducts workshops and hands-on opportunities in the areas of health, sanitation, animal care and breeding, agricultural methods such as terracing, composting and irrigation.  Workshops also go “on the road” for VBS, Holy Week and Advent resources.  The Susquehanna Conference has been sending work teams for over 20 years.  Rev. Marian Hartman will be leading a team Nov. 6-15, 2015.

Ruth’s Place (#120/62185):

The former Methodist Urban Ministries, several years ago, responded to the increasing housing needs of homeless woman in the city of Wilkes-Barre by establishing a homeless shelter in the former First United Methodist Church, N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.  Ruth’s Place operates a facility at 425 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in Wilkes-Barre.

Shalom Scranton:

Begun in 2002, The Greenhouse Project evolved from a Shalom Ministry and is now growing a sustainable community through education, wholesome food and healthy living through our programs like: edible gardening, healthy cooking, and nutrition education, focusing on a healthy community and disease prevention through diet and exercise. Contact: Jane Risse 200 Arthur Ave. Scranton, PA 18510 570-344-9186This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.ShalomScranton.org

Shoemaker Mission Central Hub:

The former Shoemaker Memorial Church, West Eighth Street, Wyoming, has been transformed into a Mission Central Hub of Mission Central, located in Mechanicsburg, PA.  Under the leadership of Kristi Lyons, and the local Board of Directors, the Mission Central Hub will be a place where groups can come to assemble various types of disaster and relief kits, provide resources for persons in need, offer a free furniture and household goods bank, and eventually offer places to study and worship for folks who traditionally find it hard to enter the doors of our churches. HUB Coordinators: Kristi Lyons (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-262-0382) &

Sally Kennard (570-333-4218) for furniture needs