Red Bird Mission Shoe Box Project.


The Red Bird Missionary Conference is one of three United Methodist missionary conferences in the United States. It is the most comprehensive mission effort of the UMC, providing outreach and services that minister to the whole person (spiritual, physical, social and economic).

The team at Endwell United Methodist Church is again coordinating the collection and delivery of shoeboxes for the Red Bird Mission, located in Beverly, Kentucky.

In December of 2020, two volunteers drove a 26 foot long truck to the mission in Kentucky. They transported over 2800 shoeboxes, over 100 sheet sets and bedspreads, as well as numerous books, school supplies and cleaning supplies.

The need is even greater this year! In years past, the Manlius United Methodist Church has participated in this very important mission project by sending individual shoe boxes of supplies packed for children and adults. Last year we decided it was best to take up a collection and send the money to Endwell Church so that they can use it where needed most, whether it be used to fill shoe boxes or help in the cost of transporting them to Kentucky.

Due to the continuing issues with Covid-19 and many people not able to get out to shop for the shoebox items, we have decided again to send our donations of money.

If you wish to make a donation to the Red Bird Mission in Beverley, Kentucky please send a check made out to Manlius United Methodist Church (note: Red Bird Mission) and we will deliver it to the Red Bird Team at Endwell UMC. You can place a check in the collection plate or send it to the Manlius UMC at 111 Wesley Street, Manlius, NY 13104. Thank you for all your help in the past and we hope to continue with this annual mission project.