As part of God's family, HUMC sees no boundary to service. Members serve the neighbor around the corner (as with the Ezra Ministry) and the neighbor half-way around the globe (as in the Volunteers In Mission (VIM) and Living Waters for the World teams). The Rebuilding Missions Ministry wholeheartedly welcomes anyone who has a passion for missions of this type, who enjoys leadership, or who just wants to give of their time and talents to make a difference in the lives of others. Each of the teams is led by trained Methodist VIM leaders and all have access to support from the United Methodist Church.
There are fundraising activities throughout the year to support these missions. Traditionally, there are a few major fundraisers such as the Golf Tournament, Chili cook-off and the Harvest Yard Sale each year. Individual teams may also have their own fundraising activities such as GIFT dinners and the "Buy a Part-Be a Part" campaign for Living Waters for the World.
Explore here to learn more about the past, present and future of HUMC Rebuilding Missions Ministry and their upcoming activities.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides "Cleaning Kits" (formerly called "Flood Buckets") to those who have been affected by hurricanes and other disasters. These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.
To support the people of Fayetteville Herndon UMC will be collecting Cleaning Kits. Assuming the team will still be going to Fayetteville Oct. 8, the team will take the kits with them. If Fayetteville is unable to receive a team at that point the kits will be delivered to the VA UMC Conference office in Richmond for further distribution.
This is a quick turn-around so our goal is 10 buckets (empty buckets are provided). View or download the list of items needed. More information is available at the UMCOR website. You may drop-off your donations whenever the church is open at the Sanctuary or Doe Hall entrances.
If you are unable to shop for these items, Herndon UMC will accept donations and will do the shopping for you. The deadline is October 5 so that we can pack the kits and have them ready for the team to leave on October 7.
The target week for the trip is October 8-12, and you don't need any special skills or previous experience to come and help out.
Financial contributions are also welcome, and may be made--online, placed in the offering plate or left in the lock box outside the church office. Please clearly designate the contribution for "VIM NC".
A grateful thank you to the congregation of Herndon UMC for their love, support and prayers for the 2018 Volunteers in Mission team to Virginia Beach. The United Methodists Committee on Relief (UMCOR) hope to finish projects at 30 homes by June to complete the Mission of Hurricane Mathew recovery. We did demolition and then started putting things back together. '
Three prayer shawls were presented including to the homeowners thanks to the Yarn and Thread Ministry.
The vitality of the United Methodist Volunteers In Mission movement is alive and well at Herndon UMC! Lives are transformed and the congregation is renewed as by this "service with others" mission outreach. New relationships are developed with persons from other cultures, and traditional walls of division are torn away as they participate in hands-on involvement. Herndon UMC annually sends teams nationally (usually for disaster relief) and internationally. Past trips have included New Orleans and Costa Rica.
Learn more here about activities and trips supporting the Herndon UMC Volunteers in Mission.