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
Religious Literature Collection – Bibles, Commentaries, Christian Books,etc. are sent to Christian Resources International
Aluminum Can Poptops – given to the Ronald McDonald House in Norfolk
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; sewing kits; birthing kits; layette kits; cleaning buckets. These kits are collected and sent to the Virginia Annual Conference meeting in June.
Operation Christmas Child – items are collected in October to fill shoeboxes to be sent to the children around the world
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.
Snackpacks – Volunteers assist other churches in filling gallon size plastic bags with food items to put it students’ backpacks on Fridays. These items provide food for the weekend. Once a month, volunteers transport the bags to the school for distribution.
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.
All God's Children Camp - Children with an incarcerated mother or father, ages 7 to 12, spend a week at camp, participating in activities such as boating, swimming, hiking, archery, music, crafts, Bible study, and conflict resolution. Volunteers serve as mentors for the children. Our church participates in the camp near Exmore on the Eastern Shore in August.
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.
Choir - 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.
Congregational Mission Week - A weeklong opportunity held several times throughout the year to participate in local missions projects.
For more information contact the church.