Rebuilding Missions

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.

 

​After Easter, let's celebrate being resurrection people by serving others.  

Saturday, April 27 -- National Rebuilding Day, a day when we serve one of our Herndon neighbors with some home repairs.

(Details coming soon about Sunday, April 28.)

Monday, April 29 -- volunteer for VBS or contribute to the KIDS/UMW joint project. 

Tuesday, April 30 -- volunteer at or donate goods to The Closet of Greater Herndon.

Wednesday, May 1 -- join the Herndon UMC students during their small group time (3-6pm) as they prepare and deliver a meal for local first responders.

(Details coming soon about Thursday, May 2)

Friday, May 3 -- deliver food to 2 local families in need from the LINK food pantry.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to sign up.

Saturday, May 4 -- perform random acts of kindness to a stranger. Our confirmands will be doing this as part of the confirmation retreat.

Sunday, May 5 -- join us for worship at 10am and then Rise Against Hunger. Immediately after worship we will all move down to Doe Fellowship Hall to help pack 25,000 meals.

Share your serving glory sightings on social media with #HerndonServes.

The VIM trip will be traveling to Swansboro N.C., the week of May 6-10. Rebuilding Mission Ministry (RMM) is seeking volunteers to join the VIM team to assist with recovery efforts in Swansboro from Hurricane Florence. We will be working with UMVIM North Carolina Disaster and Recovery Assistance. No prior experience or special skills required. Your willingness to serve is the only requirement. Projects will include removal of damage drywall, flooring, subflooring, laying of subfloor and hanging drywall, no taping, mud, sanding or painting.

A planning meeting is scheduled for April 28 immediately after the 10:30 AM service, in room 109. If you are interested in joining the VIM team or like more information, please contact Richard Yuras at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hurricane Florence caused massive wind damage and flooding to that area. Over 20,000 families have filed for FEMA assistant. Water levels in the flooded homes ranged from 3 feet to 15 feet. FEMA funding only provides for the removal and installation of drywall and subfloor, a 3 -4 cubic foot refrigerator and a 1 burner hot plate. Once completed, the house is ready for occupancy. All other material and appliances are at the expense of the family.

The North Carolina UMVIM does not have funding available to assist the families with the recover. If you cannot make the mission trip, your financial support would be appreciated. All donated funds go directly to families to help with completing the repairs. Home Depot and Lowes gift cards are excellent and cash donations are always welcomed. Donations can be dropped off at the church office. Checks can be made payable to HUMC – VIM. These designated donations may be made in the offering plate, by mail, dropped off at the church office or online at Herndon UMC's online giving page

The VIM team thanks you for your generosity, support and prayers.

 

It is very exciting for Herndon United Methodist to be a part of National Rebuilding Day. We will be joining with thousands of volunteers across the nation with over 30 projects in our local area to help make homes safe and healthy. As we partner with Rebuilding of Arlington/ Fairfax and Falls Church for National Rebuilding Day there will be opportunities for all levels of skills and interests. We are the hands and feet of Christ in our own community.

We are working to help out a neighbor in Herndon, by providing much needed household repairs. Learn more and sign up to volunteer April 27. 

Contact Co-Captains: Jay Horstman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cathy McCranie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.