The Work Area on Missions
is responsible for the year round program of mission education, to discover the
needs of the community and engage the congregation in missions and service projects
which address these needs, to be aware of opportunities for mission service through
the church, and to expand the benevolence budget of the church. To this
end, the work area has actively engaged in many church-wide and community projects.
Among these are:
Society of St. Andrew - Potato Project
Each fall, usually after the second worship service one Sunday in September,
we have a Potato Luncheon. This meal consists of a salad, a baked potato with
assorted toppings, and sweet potato pie. It is funded by donation. Monies raised are then contributed to the Society of
St. Andrew to help with the cost of getting gleaned and contributed food products
to where they are needed to help feed the hungry.
Thanksgiving Food Boxes
are filled and delivered each year to the needy. A list of fifty families is
Social Services and contributions of food from the congregation and community
are solicited. Church volunteers pack the boxes with enough food to feed the
fifty families of four or five for a week. Other volunteers then deliver the
boxes to each family on the list.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
- We support LINK's Port project which provides housing and food to the
homeless in the winter months.
- We send food to LINK's Food Pantry
- We make soup monthly to send to the Soup Kitchen
First United Methodist, Newport News, supports UMCOR in their efforts to provide
disaster relief around the world. Click on the following link to read about
current projects: UMCOR
Last update: July 26, 2012