ENGAGE for a better world through our extensive volunteer programs
We take good care of the members and friends of our faith family by providing encouragement, company, prayer support, a safe place for children and by giving a helping hand when two aren’t enough. We want Fremont UMC to be a safe place for people to be just who they are. But, we are also equally interested in the welfare of others, whatever their circumstances.
Fremont United Methodist Church seeks to address the issues and needs of our community, city, country and world through education, service and advocacy. There are many avenues to get involved and make a difference. We are always seeking new projects while supporting some long time efforts.
Grant High School Constitution team held a 2nd Amendment Forum in March at Fremont
Grant High 2nd Amendment Forum
Measure 105 Ballot Measure
Thanks to Fremonter’s and many other congregations of the Oregon Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Oregon -Idaho UMC Conference Immigration and Refugee Taskforce was able to put a statement on the statewide Voters Pamphlet opposing Measure 105. To get the statement in the voters pamphlet, we needed to either pay $1200 to the state or gather 500 signatures from registered voters. We put out a call to our churches and in less than 1 week we had over 800 signatures. The have been submitted to the state elections board and been approved. So we, as United Methodists, will have a voice in this coming election! Thank you to all who readily signed the petition. The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) asked for a statement and the language used was based on our conference Standing Resolution #35: Welcoming the Migrant in our Midst.
Measure 105 would repeal the state law, Oregon Revised Statute 181A.820, which forbids state agencies, including law enforcement, from using state resources or personnel to detect or apprehend persons whose only violation of the law is that of federal immigration law. This has been the law for over 30 years.
Details on our Service and Mission projects are on the following pages.