As part of one of the National and International Outreach and Missions Teams, you will be part of a team that:
-Engages in building relationships and encourages spiritual growth
-Provides events and activities that encourage fellowship, outreach and service
-Equips and Empowers faithful disciples of Jesus Christ
Listed below are some of the ways you can be the hands and feet of Christ!
Please fill out the "Missions Interest" form for more information!
Mission of Hope: Haiti
Are you called to International Missions? Would this be part of God’s plan for you or your family and friends? God’s doing amazing things among the lands of Haiti; join us in praying and supporting those going to Haiti to reflect God’s light as brightly as possible! The 2019 trip is being planned! Please stay tuned for more info!
For more information about Missions of Hope International, please go to their website.
UMCOR Health Kits
This ministry partners with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Local churches are encouraged to collect items for the UMCOR Health Kits. These hygiene kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.
The 2018 Virginia Conference kit collection has started! Local churches are encouraged to collect items during April and May (collection ending May 31st) for the UMCOR Health Kits and have your Pastor bring them to Annual Conference for delivery in June . Thank you for your donations!
Needed Item -
* Hand Towels (15” x 25” to 17”x 27”) (note: kitchen cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable).
* Combs - sturdy combs, at least 7 inches long.
* Metal Nail Clippers
* Band-Aids - ¾” to 1” size (common household Band-Aids)
* Bar of Soap - 3 oz. and larger sizes (note: all brands acceptable); do not remove from original packaging
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. The mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
We're stocking up for our Fall Packing Party!
From April through October, we are encouraging everyone to join us as we collect specific items to fill boxes for children ages 10-14. This age group generally receives the fewest boxes each year- our goal is to pack 200 boxes! This is the collection schedule for 2018:
April- small tools and sewing kits
May- sunglasses and baseball caps
June- scarves/bandanas and flip flops (adult sizes S,M,L)
July- bar of soap, washcloth, and a toothbrush in a quart size ziplock
August- school supplies (pencils, pens, colored pencils, pads of paper)
September- t-shirts (adult size S,M,L)
October- "pop" items: stuffed animals, puzzles, games, etc (has to fit in a shoebox)