Local and National Missions
Domestic Missions Opportunities
We have our mission opportunities listed below in the three ways you may serve:
Please contact our church office about any of our local ministries.
Fixing It For Christ is an annual local four-day Christian community service project that is led by Waxhaw United Methodist Church. More than a dozen churches from around the area participate in this four-day project each June. This year’s dates are June 19-22. Volunteers will work to make much needed improvements on homes in the community, such as trimming shrubs at the home of an elderly shut-in, roof replacement and repair, painting, and electrical and plumbing repair.
The skills of the volunteers range from skilled construction workers and tradespeople, to those who love working in the kitchen to prepare meals for participants, to those who can simply show up and follow directions.
Please visit fixingitforchrist.com to learn more about this opportunity and to sign up to volunteer. You may also contact Tammy McGee at email@example.com with questions.
Donate Money or Items
Ministries we partner with financially:
- Gideons International
- Crisis Assistance Ministries of Mecklenburg County
- Union County Crisis Assistance
Operation Christmas Child: In cooperation with Samaritan’s Purse, church members fill shoeboxes with gifts for children who live in poverty-stricken countries. We also serve as a drop off location for people in the community.
Union County Christmas Bureau: We partner with help agencies in Union County to provide Christmas gifts and meals for families in need in Union County. For more information please contact Shelley deMontesquiou.
Room In the Inn: Through this ministry of hospitality, we house and feed up to six homeless men, women, and children twice a month during the winter months. Volunteers provide hospitality and food for our homeless neighbors as they share the love of Christ with each other. Please contact Cindy Hicks.
Volunteer Time or Skills
Habitat for Humanity: Builds safe, affordable homes for lower-income families in the area. Volunteer opportunities available in construction and at the Restore. Please contact Lloyd Briggs.
Repair Teams: Once a month, teams from the church assist individuals and ministries in need by making repairs on homes and facilities. This group also makes repairs on church facilities. Please contact Ed Krzebetkowski.
Love INC: Love In the Name of Christ is an agency that serves to form helping relationships between the poor, elderly, or disabled who have unmet needs to churches and church members willing to meet those needs. Ways to help include grocery shopping for the elderly, helping to build a handicapped ramp, and doing yard work. Click here to view a full list of volunteer opportunities. Please contact Lloyd Briggs.
Homeless and Feeding Missions
Charlotte Rescue Mission: Ministers to individuals caught in cycles of poverty, hopelessness, and addiction by meeting their spiritual, physical, social, psychological and vocational needs. A group from the church leads worship quarterly at the mission. Volunteers are also welcome to serve and provide meals. Please contact Sharon McFadden.
Community Shelter of Union County: Provides temporary shelter for the homeless population in Union County. Groups from the church provide dinner for the shelter the third Thursday of each month. Please contact Pam Runkle.
Operation Reach Out: Offers help to people in need in Union County by addressing both the physical and spiritual needs of those they serve. They offer emergency food, medicine, clothing, household items, and funds to people in need. Volunteers are needed to help with a daily lunch and Bible study as well as to organize and unload donations. Please contact Linda Hastings.
Monroe Mission Campus
In the fall of 2014 we were given a church property located at 520 Engleside St. in Monroe, NC. The church is in a neighborhood that is classified as high risk due to elevated levels of poverty, single parents, diversity, and numbers of adults without a high school diploma. Our mission campus will give us the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ as we seek to be in relationship with the people in the community. Through social events, tutoring, partnerships with the local schools, mentoring, financial planning help, and much more we hope to help the community take steps out of poverty. Please contact Kevin Veith.
Homework Help Ministry – Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.: Twice a week we help students from the community with their homework in the fellowship hall. Students are welcome to come anytime during that time period. Volunteers are welcome to help with the homework or to provide snacks. Contact Millie Forbidussi.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: ESL classes are open to anyone in the community seeking to learn the English language in a supportive, church environment. Classes will meet starting February 9th and continue through the end of May on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Monroe Campus fellowship hall. There are opportunities for people to serve as teachers, assistants, and providing light refreshments. Please contact Kevin Veith for more information.
Other Local Missions
Operation Sandwich: On the Second Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall we come together to humbly serve our community in love. This is an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a local mission on these days to make sandwiches for the Urban Ministry Center. Please contact Rev. Rocio Ávila-Ramírez.
Restoration House: A ministry in Monroe that helps men rebuild their lives through a residency program which allows God to heal emotional scars and restore their families while learning life skills. Please contact Bill Mayes or learn more at www.restorationhouses.org.
House of Pearls: House of Pearls, a transitional residency program for women in Wingate, brings spiritual healing to women and helps them make a fresh start in society. Mentors are needed to walk alongside the residents on their journey. Please contact Bill Mayes or visit the House of Pearls website.
Wycliffe Bible Translators/JAARS: Through partnerships worldwide, JAARS provides technical support services and resources to speed Bible translation for all people. Wycliffe supports churches worldwide in providing a Bible in every language. The JAARS headquarters in Waxhaw has many volunteer opportunities. Please contact Kent Allain or visit www.jaars.org.
Great Week Of Service: Each year WUMC celebrates the Great Week of Service by focusing on a variety of service opportunities to support concentrated in one week. Click here to learn more about the Great Week of Service 2018.
Go on Mission Trips
Building Brothers: Each year a group of around 24 men from our church travel to John’s Island, South Carolina to work with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity for four days. While there, the men work on homes and form relationships. Come one, come all as we build relationships and Habitat for Humanity homes for families in need on Johns Island, S.C. Please contact Brian King for any additional information. Click here to learn more about the 2019 trip.