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I Want To Serve
Risk Taking Mission and Service
The rhythm of our life begins with passionate worship which sends out out to love and serve the world!. We are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
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. Partnering with Virginia United Methodist camps, the All God’s Children Camp provides a week of sanctuary for children who face so many challenges in their lives: economic poverty; temporary living conditions; loneliness; low self-esteem; violence; and drugs.
Camp for children who an incarcerated parent. Through the United Methodist Women, our church provides a scholarship for one child to attend camp.
Help provide food for children over a weekend throughout the school year. We provide 14 backpacks to 3 area schools.
How can I help? Donating food or money for food.
During the school year on Mondays @ 10am packing the backpacks.
Delivering backpacks to 3 area schools.
CONTENTS OF A BIRTHING KIT:
1 hotel-sized bar of soap (1 oz. and up)
1 pair of clean latex gloves
1 square yard of clear 4 mil plastic sheeting
3 pieces of clean string, each 12” long
1 clean single-use razor blade (carefully wrap blade in paper or plastic to protect it.
2 flannelette receiving blankets, each 1 square yard
Put in a one-gallon plastic bag with zip closure. Close.
Blessing Bags Donations:
bottles of water, tuna or chicken salad single servings, single serving packs of crackers, fiber or granola bars, fruit cups, Vienna sausages, etc.
Share caring and nurture by sending Cards to people are sick, shut in, or just needing a pick me up.
Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry
CCHASM stands for Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry and works to provide food, financial assistance, and career clothing to area residents who have experienced or are experiencing an emergency situation which threatens their survival needs.
Bermuda Hundred UMC is an alliance member and gives money and food to help distribute Thanksgiving baskets to 2500 families.
For more information see www.chhasm.org
When ChildFund International first began in 1938, their philosophy was simple: connect one person who wants to help, with one child who needs it.
The magnitude of the world’s problems – poverty, war, natural disasters and other dangers faced by millions of children – are too great for one single person to combat. Yet this 70-year-old philosophy, “one sponsor, one child,” has allowed millions of people to collectively improve the lives of children.
The Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Youth Fellowship sponsors Alex, a child who lives in Brazil. See Karen Hearst for more information.
Christmas Gifts to Families
With the of the Crafty Ladies, local families from three area schools, receive Christmas Presents for their families to enjoy a joyous Christmas.
Church Yard Sales
Bring your clothing and other items for a Spring and Fall Yard Sale. All the money raised goes to mission. Many local families are able to purchase low cost clothing at this yard sale. The Yard Sale is also an opportunity to invite people into our church with radical hospitality.
Please note that we are only able to accept donations for our yard sales on the Friday before the yard sale and we ask that donations are not left at the church at other times throughout the year. The 2016 Fall Yard Sale will be from 8:00 am to noon on Saturday, September 24. Donations will be accepted in the Fellowship Hall from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, September 23.
Bring your coats of various sizes to the coat rack at the top of the stairwell each fall/winter and coats are distributed to local schools, UMFS, Petersburg Cares Shelter.
Downtown Churches United Feeding Ministry
I was hungry and thirsty and you gave me food
Would you like to make an IMPACT on someone’s life? Our church throughout the year goes to Petersburg to help feed some hungry people through Downtown Churches United Feeding Ministry.
Come and provide lunch to about 100 of our homeless sisters and brothers in Petersburg.
When can I help? Every 3-4 months.
What can I do? Prepare meal on a Thursday at 10 am. Meet at church on a Friday at 10 and return by 2pm.
Funeral Reception Ministry
When a loved one dies there is so much to think about and much to do. The Funeral Reception ministry ensures that the grieving family and friends can experience comfort during their difficult time by providing a reception in the Fellowship Hall.
How can I help? Servants are needed to : Set Up/Take Down, Provide Food or Drinks, Serve during the reception.
Grief Support Group
Angie Morriss with Crater Community Hospice and JT Morriss Funeral Home will lead a bereavement group during the year as announced. Contact the church office at (804) 530-1391 for more information.
The items for each kit is as follows: 1 hand towel (at least 15”x25”), 1 washcloth, 1 comb (large & sturdy, not pocket/picks), 1 metal nail file or clipper, 1 bath size soap (3 oz. Or larger) ,1 toothbrush (adult size), 6 band-aids ( x 1), $1.00 for toothpaste. Put in a one gallon plastic bag with zip.
Everyone needs a comfort food, especially during times when baby is born, when there is significant illness, just before or after a funeral or a family move, or during a medical crisis. Are you interested in helping provide a meal when a need arises?
Contact: Tabitha Strickler
Mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats are collected in November and December on the Mitten Trees upstairs and in the Fellowship Hall and distributed to our local schools.
Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
Contact: Jessica Mathis
Our Daily Food Pantry
Donate non-perishable food items in collection bin.
What more can I do? Volunteer at the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry located at St. Ann's Catholic Church.
Help us reach out to our community with Radical Hospitality. Bermuda Hundred UMC offers community outreach opportunities through: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Easter Egg Hunt, VBS, Fall Kick Off, Harvest Fest, Christmas at Home, and community dinners.
Contact: Tabitha Strickler
Pathways is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 community development corporation working to rebuild and strengthen the City of Petersburg, Virginia and the surrounding counties. Volunteers can help with construction, painting, and home repair. The UMW give a donation to help Pathways in this important work.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you knit or crochet? Do you know someone who needs to be wrapped in God’s comfort right now? Perhaps a prayer shawl can bring them God’s peace and comfort. The Prayer Shawl Ministry knits yarn into shawls weaving prayers into the shawl to create a vessel for God’s presence in peoples lives. When you place a prayer shawl on your shoulders or on your lap, we pray that you feel enfolded and surrounded by the love, prayers, and compassion of our church and all those who love you- even those you do not know. A prayer shawl is a tangible sign of God’s love and our love.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM. The Prayer Shawl Ministry does not meet during the summer (June, July, and August). Place to meet is announced monthly. Contact: Lilly Enz
Prison Ministry - James River District
A third of Virginia’s prisons are located in the James River District.
How can God work in us to bring the love of God to those who are in prison?
Stop Hunger Now!
Gather with the church and community to package 10,000+ meals for people around the world. Each meal is .25 and we raise at least $2,500 to make this possible.
Tutoring at Greenleigh
Remember getting off the bus after school? Greenleigh Mobile Home Park is located on Route 1 in Chester and is filled with many children who could benefit from your help! Come and help them do homework in the Learning Cottage at Greenleigh!
Tutors for Elementary age children are needed every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:14-5:00pm during the school year.
Contact: Deborah Shelton
United Methodist Family Services
Provide hope for foster children as a tutor, foster care parent, or volunteer. Bermuda Hundred UMC provides donations, work day at UMFS, and coats from our fall/winter coat drive.
Interested in learning more ways to serve?
UMFS Contact: Angie Williams (Volunteer Coordinator) (804-239-1039).
Underwear for children sizes 4-14 are collected and distributed to local schools.
Spend some time visiting those who are sick and shut in. You will not believe what a difference a visit makes! Visitation Ministry is a powerful ministry of presence which lets people know they are not forgotten and that they are remembered and cared about. Visitation Ministry can include those who are homebound, in nursing homes/ assisted living, or in the hospital.
Come for a visit with Pastor Mike and share communion with our sisters and brothers in Christ!
Community wide Dental and Medical clinic providing free medical services to over 500 uninsured people.
Bermuda Hundred UMC provides lunches for dental/ medical patients who have come to receive services.
How can I help? Come help pack lunches. Help distribute lunches.
When? VSU Cares takes place in June.