Opportunities to Serve

SAVE THESE ITEMS (put in boxes in the foyer by the bathrooms)

Box Tops for Education – given to Lee-Jackson Elementary School PTA for their projects

                Cut the Box Top from General Mills products

Aluminum Can Poptops – given to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Kits for Conference  Various kits are assembled for donation to the United Methodist Committee on Relief for distribution in the United States and around the world. The kits are: school kits; health kits; cleaning kits. These kits are collected and sent to the Virginia Annual Conference meeting in June.

Social Services Christmas Store – items are collected to be given to the Mathews County Social Services Christmas store

Social Services School Store – school supplies are collected to be given to the Mathews County Social Services to be distributed to students who do not have the basic supplies for school

Social Services Food Pantry - Food items are collected on the fourth Sunday of the month and can be placed in the foyer by the bathroom.

NO WALLS - a community wide non-denominational program to provide backpacks and school supplies

G.U.E.S.T. (Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team) – This ministry operates from December through the end of March to provide emergency shelAter for the homeless. The shelter rotates among area churches for one week at a time. Volunteers are needed to monitor the shelter and to provide evening meals.

Kairos Prison Ministry - Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ's love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families. The Kairos Inside program brings positive and negative leaders together for a 3 ½ day Weekend led by Kairos volunteers. Cookies are an important part of the weekend events. Local volunteers go in April and October and need hundreds of dozens of cookies. One dozen 2 inch cookies should be packed in a one quart zipped plastic bag. If you are interested in volunteering for the Kairos Prison Ministry, contact the church office.

Music Ministry - All are invited to join the choir for practice on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Multi-media Ministry - Are you interested in audio-visual productions? We welcome you to assist in recording our services to share with those who cannot attend in person.

Fiber Arts Ministry –This ministry uses knitting, crocheting, sewing and other handcrafts to provide blessings to others. Items include prayer shawls, chemo caps, newborn caps, baby sweaters, blankets and afghans, Memory Bears.

FINS - (Friday Nights in Spirit) is a time of fellowship and fun for kids in grades K-12. FINS meets on the third Friday night of each month at various churches.

For more information contact the church.