Corinna United Methodist Church
16 Dexter Road
P.O. Box 418
Corinna, Maine 04928

Church Office: 207-278-5000 ~ Pastor's Phone: 207-278-3251

278-5000 has an answering machine which is picked up when the office is staffed,
The pastor's phone goes direct to the pastor on call

Pastor Reverend Kate Nicol email pastorKATE@corinnaumc.org

and
Pastor Reverend Terry McKinley
email pastorTERRY@corinnaumc.org


We C.A.R.E. Village (Orphanage)
Pastor Grace Mazhandu Director


We CARE


We CARE is an outreach ministry of the
Corinna United Methodist Church.


Updated 02/01/12

The We CARE Village Orhanage is an outreach ministry of the Corinna United Methodist Church. This outreach ministry was officially approved at the 2010 Annual Conference of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church as a Conference Advance Special on Saturday June 19, 2010. Bishop Weaver has appointed Pastor Grace Mazhandu as Director as an extension ministry. This is an international ongoing ministry.

We CARE Current Information
and Newsletters

Click here for the February 2012 update on the We CARE Organization of Zimbabwe. PDF format, about 639K. Last Updated 02/01/12

Click here for the January 2012 update on the We CARE Organization of Zimbabwe. PDF format, about 592K. Last Updated 01/17/12

We CARE Village Assistant Director, Rev. Margaret (Dodie) Sheffield, has started a homepage for We CARE, click wecarezimbabwe.org for Rev. Sheffield's We CARE Village homepage.

Grace has limited Interent access at We CARE. Click here for the first We CARE Newsletter from Zimbabwe. This is a PDF format file, about 471K in size. Gives both photos and text about the status of the We CARE Village orphanage. PDF format, about 471K.

Click here for more information via this We CARE Newsletter from Zimbabwe. After 108 days en route from Corinna, Maine, to Norton, Zimbabwe, the donated goods are distributed to those in need in Zimbabwe. This is a PDF format file, about 1,051K in size (big, a little over 1 meg).

Receiving and Preparing the durable good
donations for shipment We CARE Zimbabwe


Click here for Photos of Preparing, and Packing the Durable Goods into the Land/Sea Container for shipment to Zimbabwe. An all volunteer effort!!

Donations En Route - Sending the
donated durable items to We CARE Zimbabwe


Click here for full details of the 108 days en route from Corinna, Maine, via the Land/Sea Container to Norton, Zimbabwe. Once again an all volunteer effort!!

The We CARE Village Orphanage is located in the town of Norton, Zimbabwe, about 40 miles west of the captial of Harare, Zimbabwe. Started by Pastor Grace Mazhandu, its director.

We CARE has received donations of durable goods such as clothing, books, medical supplies and other essential items. In addition enough monetary donations have arrived to ship a 40 foot Land/Sea container from Corinna, Maine, to Harare, Zimbabwe. THANK YOU!!


Updated July 11, 2010!! Talked with Pastor Grace and Rev. Dodie Sheffield on July 6, 2010. Learned that Pastor Grace, Rev. Dodie Sheffield and husband Tom, and Rev. Naomi Sam-Kpakra all arrived safely in Zimbabwe. Rev. Dodie Sheffield and Rev. Naomi Sam-Kpakra will be in Zimbabwe for a month to help Pastor Grace Mazhandu get We CARE Village started.

On Tuesday July 6, 2010 at 11AM the Land/Sea Container arrived at Corinna United Methodist Church. It required 5 strong men from the shipping company, plus many volunteers from the church 3 hours to load 130 drums, 150 boxes, 28 cases of dehyrated food, 20 cases of dried beans, and other miscellaneous items. Temperatures exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity in the high 90's, created difficult working conditions to load the container.

In fact the container was jammed full. That was only possible because of the generousity of local people and companies, and a lot of hard work by many volunteers. THANK YOU!! to all who donated and all those who volunteered to help pack and ship these durable goods. A lot of children will be helped because of your gnerosity and hard work!! THANK YOU TO ALL!!

The Land/Sea container moved by road to Boston, where it will be loaded onto a barge for transit to New York. Container departs New York City, New York on July 15, 2010 on the MSC Carla container ship, MSC voyage S079. Container arrives at Durban, South Africa on August 12, 2010 (28 days transit US to South Africa). Container switches to smaller vessel for trip from Durban, South Africa, to Beira, Mozambique. Container switches to rail to move from Beira, Mozambique, to Harare, Zimbabwe. Scheduled arrival in Harare, Zimbabwe is September 10, 2010.

Click here for a complete list of the We CARE Durable goods items (file is in PDF format, about 14k in size). If you have any difficulty opening the file in PDF format, click here for the same complete list of the We CARE Durable goods needed items list in text format (file is in ASCII Text format, about 3K in size).


We CARE Detailed Information

Click here for detailed information about the We CARE Orphanage Village. (file is in PDF format, about 18k in size). This detailed information will give you information as to why the orphanage is needed, and the steps being taken to care for the children in need. If you have any difficulty opening the file in PDF format, click here for same We CARE Detailed Information in text format (file is in ASCII Text format, about 5K in size).

We CARE Homepage

We CARE Village Assistant Director, Rev. Margaret (Dodie) Sheffield, has a homepage for We CARE, click wecarezimbabwe.org for Rev. Sheffield's We CARE Village homepage. Updated 11/20/10

We CARE Monetary Donations
an ongoing outreach ministry of the Corinna UMC

Monetary donations of financial help are always welcome on an ongoing basis. Please make your check out to the "Corinna UMC" as payee, and write on the memo line of the check "We CARE," or include a note with your donation, so we know your donation is for the We CARE Village, then send your donation to the:

Corinna United Methodist Church
16 Dexter Road
P.O. Box 418
Corinna, Maine 04928


Monetary donations for We CARE received at the Corinna United Methodist Church are sent to the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church in Massachusetts. The New England Conference then sends the full amount donated to the We CARE Orphanage Village in Zimbabwe. NONE of the money you donate is kept for administrative costs, all of your donation goes direct to We CARE. In addition to being an outreach ministry of the Corinna United Methodist Church, We CARE is an extension ministry of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church as approved at the 2010 Annual Conference.

We CARE Contact Information


Pastor Grace Mazhandu - Director of We CARE, email ganyatechex4@rocketmail.com

Rev. Margaret (Dodie) Sheffield - Assistant Director of We CARE
207-717-0277 or email dodiesheffield@yahoo.com

Rev. Naomi Sam-Kpakra - 207-532-3332 or email pastornaomi@houltonumc.org

Corinna United Methodist Church - (207) 278-5000 or (207) 278-3251
pastor@corinnaumc.org?subject=We_CARE_Info_Request

Wikipedia Information about Zimbabwe

If your personal information about Zimbabwe is limited, you may want to read the Wikipedia article on Zimbabwe. This will give you an over view of the current conditions in Zimbabwe. Check for up to date information.

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