The United Methodist Church is strongly rooted in missionary work, and at SFUMC, we believe in promoting missions beyond our church. Our church has active chapters of the United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Men.
Our church-wide missions projects include:
- Feed the Flock—Every Monday, volunteers deliver meals to shut-ins. Seasonal flowers and gifts are also provided.
- Change for Children—Donations are collected to provide necessities such as jackets and lunch money as well funds for school field trips and other events for children in our local schools.
- Hugs and Stitches—This sewing circle creates prayer shawls and prayer blankets for those who are sick throughout the community. To date, more than 200 shawls and blankets have been given out. The circle also makes baby blankets to welcome new babies into the world.
- Donations for a Local Food Bank—Church members regularly donate food and clothing to a locally based charity.
Even our youngest members are involved in regular missions projects. Our children’s ministry has sponsored a child in the Philippines for the past several years. Other projects include creating blankets for a local veteran’s mission, collecting food and clothing for a local thrift store and assembling personal hygiene kits for distribution to the homeless. The kids also put together Christmas shoe boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse ministry.
Every summer, our youth ministry sends a group of teens and adults to Mountain T.O.P. which is an interdenominational, non-profit outreach organization that repairs homes and churches in Appalachia while also promoting Christian fellowship and spreading the word of God. The Sunday following the group’s return from Mountain T.O.P. is always dedicated to the youth’s individual stories of spiritual and personal growth that they’ve experienced on the trip.