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"SCRIPT CARDS - an ongoing mission"

What is a Script Card?

~ Holcombe UMC members can purchase gift cards for America's most popular retailers and use them for their everyday purchases. The church earns money with each gift card purchased. Script gift cards are the same gift cards you can purchase from the retailer. More information is available at the church as well as from Jane at The Lake Holcombe Cafe.

Consider purchasing the gift cards through the script card program to support this ongoing "fundraiser" for the church.

Holcombe Mission Projects

We work on a variety of mission projects throughout the year. Check the Mission “project board” at the rear of the sanctuary to check on our current project.

Many of our projects support our local community, such as our Food Pantry collections, our Care-Net “baby bottle” collection, funding to support Wisconsin UMC camp scholarships for local students, funding for “Support the Troops”, collections of school supplies and “urgent need” supplies for our Lake Holcombe school, warm mitten and sock collections, packages for our college students - Just to name some recent local projects.

We also support a missionary at the Mujila Falls Agriculture Center in Zambia with a budgeted Advance Special to help pay his salary. The current missionary being supported is Temba Nkomozepi. In addition to this we take a monthly “Noisy Bucket” offering that goes to support the work done at the agriculture center.

We have supported the mission collections taken at our Wisconsin Annual Conference – including filling flood buckets and making school & layette kits.

We support & help to promote the special offerings of the United Methodist Church. These include Human Relations Sunday, UMCOR, Native American Sunday, Peace with Justice Sunday, Golden Cross (Wisconsin Conference), World Communion Sunday and United Methodist Student Sunday.

While 2020 has been a challenging year for our country, our community, and our church, together we can continue to support those in need!

Beverage Tab Collection

The collection of beverage can tabs is ongoing and you may bring your collection and place in the container in the entrance at Holcombe UMC.

Place a small container to collect them at home near your recycling as a reminder. Everyone in the family can do this mission project.

Temba Nkomozepi is a missionary with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries serving as an agriculturalist at Mujila Falls Agriculture Center in Kanyama, Zambia. He was commissioned in October 2017.

The Mujila Falls Center tracers its origins to the Musokatanda Agriculture Project, launched in 1995 by Global Ministries missionaries in the southern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Civil conflict there caused the relocation of personnel to Zambia and the reconstitution of a food security ministry at Mujila Falls on 1000 hectares of land donated by Chief Kanyama of the Lunda People. The chief's condition was that the center would teach basic sound agricultural principles to the residents of his chiefdom. It was dedicated in the year 2000 and has steadily grown in scope and importance to the area, also providing outreach to refugees from DRC.

Temba takes part in a range of agricultural, education, and health projects, as well as church growth and development. Mujila Falls raises essential crops, such as corn, and engages in small animal husbandry, cattle and goat milking, fruit culture, tree nurseries, fish culture, and research.  

Temba is from Zimbabwe where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in agriculture from the United Methodist-related Africa University in Mutare. He holds both Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in agricultural civil engineering, with an emphasis on water resource management, from Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea. He has worked for the Green Impact Trust, Caritas Harare, adn for the Zimbabwean Department of Agricultural Extension.

Born into an Anglican family, Temba was baptized and confirmed in that church at age 15 . "Since then, I've grown spiritually and experienced the rebuke and love of Jesus Christ." At the time of his commissioning as a missionary, he was attending a congregation of the non-denominational Celebration Church in Harare.

Temba's favorite Bible verse is from 2 Kings 3, where the Lord fills a valley with water and protects it so people and animals can drink . "This passage", he says, "shows me that irrigation, or agricultural engineering, can play an important role in the will of God. I have made it my commitment to contribute to bringing together the perfect environment and inputs to grow crops and improve people's livelihoods."