Otterbein UMC is a vibrant church that supports numerous ministries, locally, nationally and globally. Their church provides an early education center as well as an after-school program. In addition, Otterbein Church is the location for the only Senior Center in their local community. The church also operates a separate youth center in which they currently offer weekly outreach days to kids at the local school. Mark Zortman, pastor at Otterbein, states, “It has been the mission of the church to provide various outreach events free to the community including a summer concert in the park featuring the Harrisburg Community Concert Band, a chili cookoff, a GAP youth center open house on Halloween, a float in the Manchester parade and a live nativity and tree memorial. These events allow the community to see the love of Jesus in a non-threatening way outside the walls of the church and to show our neighbors that we are for the community.”
Otterbein had a high interest-rate debt that they wanted to reduce and came to Seedling Financial Ministry for guidance. We were able to offer them a loan that had a significantly lower interest rate thus lowering their monthly payments. With the money they are saving they are able to increase their support of various missions, such as Sierra Leone, McCurdy, Red Bird Mission, UMCOR, local food banks, JoyEl, Moms in Prayer and Heart to Honduras to name a few.
Otterbein UMC is just one of the many churches that your investment is helping!