Project AGAPE is a joint-ministry venture of the Western and North Carolina Conferences of The United Methodist Church. Project AGAPE is a religious humanitarian organization, which has been invited by the Armenian Apostolic Church and registered by the State Council of RA (Republic of Armenia) Committee on Religious Affairs. The Project cooperates well with the Armenian Apostolic Church. For two decades, Project AGAPE has led a number of projects, which continue to serve people in Kashatagh and in border villages. Examples include, building teams, the Cattle Project, Christmas Shoe Boxes, distribution of humanitarian aid and, at this time, housing Syrian refugees.
Project AGAPE was launched in 1993 and received the first state registration in 1994. From the day of foundation until now, Project AGAPE has adopted and committed to the following goals:
- Contribute to Christian education of Armenian people.
- Share the love and hope of Christ with the people of Armenia.
- Develop humanitarian and benevolent activities.
- Nurture the community through the orphanage, hospital, sanitation improvement, and more.
- Building and Mission teams help the Berdzor area rebuild and find hope. Two teams are planned for 2014. They will rebuild homes, missionally engage the community and host Vacation Bible School for the local children.
- Families use animals provided by the Cattle Project for food and breeding.
- The warehouse distributes canned food, new shoes, clothing for all ages, school supplies, sewing fabrics and supplies, and much more.
- Money donations help support the Berdzor priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the chief doctor of the AGAPE hospital, the AGAPE staff, and operational costs, such as phone, insurance, office space, and vehicle repairs.
- Currently, they are housing Syrian refugees.
April 23 – Project AGAPE Sunday – Bulletin Insert
To help you, please download the 2016 Instructions (revised May 2016) which includes priority items, instructions for packing, the drop-off points listed above, and the specific hours the drop-off points will be open to collect these items. Please encourage your churches to support this United Methodist ministry of humanitarian aid for the children, women, and men of Armenia. For Christmas Shoe Box instructions: Download PDF and print out the Christmas Shoe Boxes packing list for the list supplies.
The packing guide is also useful for flood buckets for UMCOR.
CHRISTMAS BOXES FOR THE CHILDREN OF ARMENIA
Please begin thinking about collecting Christmas Shoe Boxes for the fall of 2014! Our WNCC United Methodist connection, Project AGAPE, sends Christmas Shoe Boxes for distribution to children in the Kashatagh region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Please encourage your churches to support this United Methodist ministry of Christmas Shoe Boxes for the children of Armenia.
Please click here to print out the Christmas Shoe Boxes packing list for the list supplies.
Also, please remember NOT to place checks or cash for shipping in the shoe boxes themselves. Either write a check to the WNCC Treasurer and mail it directly to the conference office or, have your local church collect the donations and then have your church treasurer write one check to send to the conference. Finally, be sure to place Project AGAPE-Christmas Shoe Boxes on the memo line.
Finally, other ways to contribute include the Fellowship of 1000, one-time or regular monetary gifts, the Cattle Project, and again, humanitarian aid (please download the 2016 Packing Guide, which includes priority items, instructions for packing, and the drop-off points and their hours of operation.
Monetary gifts may be made on Project AGAPE Sunday and year-round through your local church or mailed to Project AGAPE, c/o WNCC Treasury Services, PO Box 18005, Charlotte NC 28218, with “Project AGAPE” on the memo line.
NEED MORE INFORMATION OR WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
If you need more information on Project AGAPE or would like to schedule a program for your local church or small group please contact the Rev. Allan Van Meter, 336-403.6792.