MISSION PARTNERSHIPS & PROJECTS
CUMC is involved in several outreach proects in our neighborhood, Viginia, North America, and globally.
"Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptise them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spririt." Mathhew 28:19 CEV
ACCESS AIDS (formerly Candi House) - The local agency we support in connection with serving clients with HIV/AIDS. In 2007, CUMC responded to the challenge to address this issue and undergird the efforts of the Global AIDS ministry under UMCOR. www.accessaids.org.
Agape Christian Children's Community Center, Eastern Shore, VA. ACCCC provides a safe and wholesome pre-school and after school program. It is open weekdays and provides meals and snacks. Located in Horntown, most families rely upon financial assistance. One scholarship is about $3,400 per year.
Angel Tree - Christmastime blessing of less fortunate children.
ForKids - Since 1988, ForKids has led the fight to end homeless for families and their children in Hampton Roads. Our comprehensive services and residential programs help families overcome the barriers they face to self-sufficiency, and build a foundation of stability. www.HomesForKids.org.Food Distribution Partnership with St. Paul’s UMC - We share feeding the hungry with a sister congregation in a more economically challenged area within the Norfolk District of the UMC.
Homeless Shelter provides one week of shelter, breakfast and dinner annually in collaboration with area congregations.
Judeo-Christian Outreach Center "To offer citizens of Hampton Roads, who so desire, the opportunity to improve their lives by providing them with shelter, food, clothing, and the opportunity to participate in substance abuse counseling, job training, and GED preparation, with the knowledge that someone cares about their well being." http://www.jcoc.org (click on Wish List to see how you may assist).
Boy Scouts - The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Meals on Wheels - Provides home-delivered meals services to people in need. Includes history, membership benefits, training and conference schedule, and links to partners. http://www.mowaa.org.
Heart Havens - We provide for the residential needs of adult individuals with intellectual disabilities, regardless of their age, race, gender, or religious preference, through the development and management of group homes throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. www.hearthavens.org
Our international missionary is serving in Brazil. UMC.org/
HIV/AIDS Awareness In 2007, CUMC responded to the challenge to address this issue and undergird the efforts of the Global AIDS ministry under UMCOR. http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/health/aids/.
Heifer Project - Millions of people who were once hungry will be nourished by milk, eggs and fresh vegetables. Money sent to Heifer by Community UMC is used to buy livestock so that families around the world can learn how to enrich their communities. As people share the offspring of their animals throughout the communities around them - along with their knowledge, resources, and skill – an expanding network of hope, dignity and self-reliance is created. Heifer’s mission is …”To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.” www.Heifer.org.
Hermitage Guild - Lydia Roper Nursing Home - Methodist Homes for the Aging Corporation supervises. Provides a private non-profit home for adult women age 65 or older. Mission and speaking opportunities for members. http://www.vumh.org/samaritanfund.htm
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) - ASP provides vital housing services to low-income families living in Central Appalachia as well as transformational life experiences to those we serve, volunteers offering their service, congregations involved with ASP, and entire communities. Using the links on the left, find out more about ASP's purpose, service area, values, history and stories of our work. http://www.asphome.org.
Missionary Covenant Relationship – We support a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church serving in Hancock County, TN. The Jubilee Project is a mission project begun in the spirit of the Jubilee Year found in Leviticus 25.