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WUMC is passionate about showing love through mission activities for all ages.

#WUMCFaithInAction

Current Mission Opportunities

MLK Jr. Day of Service Coat Drive

Every coat makes a difference and yours is much appreciated. Please drop off your coats at WUMC on Monday January 16th.

Any size coat is appreciated and will be placed in the hands of someone in need. Puritan Cleaners will clean and repair each donated coat before delivering them to the Salvation Army to be distributed to local families in need.

Baby Blankets and Prayer Shawls

St. Mary's Hospital's NICU and MIU departments are always in need of baby blankets (knit, crochet, fleece, sewn). And the church is in desperate need of more prayer shawls.

No special pattern. In fact, you may have a pattern already or we can get one for you. All that is required is your love of crafting a much-needed item for our community. Any youth who make a fleece baby blanket will receive two hours of community service credit.

Betsy Manson has graciously offered to teach knitting to anyone who wishes to participate.

Contact Sheri McGavic for more information.

Westhampton Day School Volunteer

A special part of WDS is being a mission of Westhampton United Methodist Church. WDS is always looking for opportunities to welcome WUMC members into the classrooms! Volunteer as a playdough helper, Mystery Reader, or greeter at our WDS Chapels & events.

Contact Alex Strabley to sign up!

Ukraine Relief

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you may contribute to humanitarian assistance through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). 100% of these funds will assist those in Ukraine as well as those Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Donations to help the people of Ukraine can be made to the UMCOR’s International Disaster Response and Recovery through Advance #982450.

United Methodist Global Ministries’ Advance #14053A supports pastors in Ukraine and Moldova.

Reinhart Guest House Opportunities

Reinhart Guest House is very grateful to WUMC for our continued support of the Guest House mission. Some of their top wish list needs are K-cups (regular and decaf coffee, tea, and hot chocolate), hand soap, bar soap, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and individual snack and breakfast items and other non-perishable food items. Small denomination gift cards allow staff to address immediate needs that may not be in-kind donations.

You may place any donations in the Mission Bin as you enter the rear double doors. There are also groups of volunteers that help with cleaning and organizing around the house, making cards and care bags for families, and many more opportunities.

Let Mission Co-Chairs, Sheri McGavic and Jennifer Perry know if you have any questions.

Extend the Communion Table Volunteers

Volunteer to extend the communion table to people in the congregation who cannot attend church in person. Deliver and serve communion after worship on the first Sunday of each month. Communion kits with complete instructions will be provided, so all you need is time to visit and serve!

Welborne Community Food Pantry

920 Maybeury Dr, Richmond, VA 23229

Donation Drop Off: 9:30-11am Sunday, Monday & Wednesday. Look for the drop-off bin in the outdoor breezeway by the parking lot.

HIGH DEMAND NEEDS include canned beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit, rice, mashed potatoes, cereal, granola bars, peanut butter and jelly, shelf stable milk, canned tuna, paper bags with handles

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities.

You may send a check to the Virginia Conference (PO Box 5605, Glen Allen, VA 23058) earmarked Advance #901670 to assist people in Texas and other states.

Specific questions about this Advance project may be directed to Lara S. Martin at lmartin@umcor.org.

WUMC's Mission Project Photo Album

MLK Day 2023 Coat Drive

For the 2023 Westhampton MLK Day of Service, WUMC and WDSs partnered for a coat drive. WDS Classes also participated in the local service projects above to offer care and kindness to our community!

Welborne Food Pantry Volunteering

In April 2022, WUMC members and youth volunteered at the Weborne Food Pantry serving guests.

2022 MLK Day Shoe Drive

We delivered over 400+ pairs of shoes to Soles 4 Souls as part of a MLK Day of Service project in January 2022

Reinhart House Donations

WDS and WUMC delivered to the Reinhart House donations of water and non-perishable food items such as bottled water, individual size cereals, individual size chips and cookies, hot tea (herbal), coffee pods (caffeinated and decaffeinated), and hot chocolate in January 2022

2022 MLK Day Projects

At our 2022 Westhampton MLK Day of Service, WDS Classes also participated in the local service projects above to offer care and kindness to our community!

Personal Care Kits

As a 2022 MLK Day of Service project, WUMC members created 12 personal care kits for the homeless this community-wide project hosted by HandsOn Greater Richmond. Kits will be distributed by Homeward (http://www.homewardva.org) at their twice yearly Point In Time (PIT) count where they gather data on those experiencing homelessness on a given night.

Prayer Shawls

41 prayer shawls donated by both Westhampton and Good Shepherd UMCs in Richmond were donated in July 2021 to St. Mary's Hospital to be distributed to patients at in need of God's love and healing.

Lent Food drive

During Lent 2021, WUMC held 2 food drives to support the Belmont and Welborne Food Pantries

Coat Drive

WUMC's Coat Drive in January 2021

Hygiene Care Kits

Hygiene Care Kits were made and donated to Welborne Food Pantry to hand out to those in need in December and January 2021.

Food Drive Oct. 2020

WUMC and WDS held a joint food drive for Welborne Food Pantry was held in October 2020

UMCOR

For Giving Tuesday 2020, WUMC raised over $1500 to support the disaster relief efforts of UMCOR.

Handmade Cloth Face Coverings

Individuals in our congregation made and donated cloth face coverings in April 2020.

Appalachia Service Project Team

Youth from WUMC participated in a week-long mission trip with the Appalachia Service Project in July 2019.

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WUMC Youth participated in the Tacky Light Fun Run to raise money for the Appalachia Service Project

Youth Mission Work

The youth group helped serve meals at a local soup kitchen in 2019.

Ladies Luncheon 2012

At the WUMC Ladies' Luncheons, they often sign and send cards to the homebound members of congregation.

Shalom Farms 2014

WUMC Members working at Shalom Farms in 2014

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