The purpose of Outreach is to equip and send forth disciples of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of this church as compassionate servants, responding with Christian love to the needs of others in our community and our world.
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Comprised of church members with a desire to help, and led by those with construction skills, this ministry seeks to identify critical home repair needs within our church and community, and schedule work day(s) to make repairs.
ORUM supports a number of Greensboro Urban Ministry programs including Potter's House, Weaver House, the Pathways Center and the Emergency Assistance Program.
Our trained Stephen Ministers are uniquely qualified to provide confidential Christian care and counseling to those experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Threads of Love is a group of ladies providing hand-made needle work articles, such as prayer shawls, baby blankets, etc, to those in need of extra Christian love and support.
We participate twice/year in 72 hour Kairos ministry at Central Prison in Raleigh; weekly attend Yokefellows ministry; twice/year lead worship with Holy Communion at Guilford Correctional Facility.
We provide support for women living in Tabitha house who have come from abusive situations, addictions, prison.
We sponsor and provide drivers for the community Meals on Wheels program which delivers a hot meal Monday through Friday to area shut-ins.
The United Methodist Church owns and operates The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, which is a home for children and teens who are orphaned, taken out of abusive homes, or experiencing other concerns. Our church collects funds to purchase the non-glamorous items for them such as underwear, socks, gloves, towels, etc.
We are a participating member of the Good Samaritan's Food Pantry in Stokesdale. We collect food items to help stock the pantry, and it is distributed to needy Northwest Guilford families the last Tuesday of each month.
Twice weekly collect and deliver food from local Lowe’s groceries for the Urban Ministry Food pantry and emergency assistance.
We support Hannah’s Haven, a Teen Challenge center for women recovering from substance abuse.
This is a nationally recognized educational program providing support and educational resources for parents with children 0-5 years of age. The group meets monthly and offers at-home visits.
Our parish nurses provide health care information and screenings to church members and families in the community. Monthly, the nurses sponsor a Lunch N Learn program for all ages to learn about health related topics and have lunch together.
Our Church offers an outstanding Christian Weekday School Program. We offer full-time Day Care and an After-school program. For more information call (336) 643-7838. Mrs. Nora Koran is our Director.
Our youth visit the elderly and/or disabled people in the community at least once a month, to give them a friendly visit and help with household needs.
Our church works with 28 other local churches to enable families to "shop" for Christmas, who otherwise could not afford gifts for their children. We provide gifts and volunteer at The Christmas Store each December to show the love of Christ to others.
We sponsor many walkers who participate in this annual 5K walk, to raise money to fund programs to feed the hungry both locally and around the world.
The Backpack Club assists families by providing food for children who qualify for free breakfast and lunch at school, and who may not have enough to eat over the weekends. We provide backpacks filled with food from a prepared menu, so children will receive proper nutrition over the weekends. Backpacks are common among school kids, so no one has to know the child and his/her family is receiving the food. We now serve 46 children in the Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, and summerfield Elementary Schools!
There are many opportunities for the whole family to participate in this vital local ministry, which continues to grow rapidly!
Youth and adults give a week of their time to do home repairs, yard work, and minister to the poor in western North Carolina.
We send teams into areas struck by natural disasters, doing cleanup, demolition, and rebuilding and repairing homes. Teams have recently worked in Mississippi, Texas, Iowa, Georgia, and Tennessee. We send out two teams each year in partnership with High Point University in their Alternative Break program. These teams go out during the school’s fall and spring break times. Other teams are sent out as needs occur. 2012 teams are scheduled for the weeks of March 3-10 (Tuscaloosa, AL rebuilding after the tornados) and October 13-20 (site TBD).
Providing shoe boxes with items for needy children to be distributed world-wide during Christmas.
Providing supplies and encouraging letters to US Military overseas.
We are very active in conference building teams and travel internationally to countries such as Guatemala to build churches and assist with other needs. We currently have two teams scheduled for 2012: one to Haiti Feb 25 - March 5 to build latrines for the Pwoje Espwa Sud Orphanage in Les Cayes; and one to the Democratic Republic of Congo June 15 - 30 to construct a parsonage for the Nazareth UMC in Kasungami.
We collect, sort and trim used stamps, and the income from the sale of the stamps funds Spanish language materials for Sunday Schools in Latin America.
Pilgrim Tract Society
The Pilgrim Tract Society is a local organization with a world-wide impact. They print, fold and mail out approximately 60 million Gospel Tracts in 130 languages per year. They also distribute Bibles and study materials. We collect our used Sundy school materials to donate to them. We also financially support them to help offset the cost of postage.
MMinistry coordinator is Dan Nelson.
We send teams to the jungle villages of remote southwest Guatemala to provide and install wood-burning cook stoves and water filtration units in the homes of Mayan families. These items provide relief from the significant health problems caused by open cooking fires in the homes and impure water supplies. We send adult teams as well as partner with High Point University in their Alternative Break program.
We support several missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ministry coordinators for all Africa Missions are Ed and Bev Wentz.
We provide financial support for Isaiah Njimbu Chot, the founder and head of Child Action Initiative. Isaiah was supported by Oak Ridge UMC with a full scholarship to Africa University for two years. Isaiah and his family live in Lubumbashi, DRC.
We support Child Action Initiative, an organization begun in 2006 to provide education and clothing for orphans in Kasungami, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its programs have expanded to include providing wells for drinking water, medical needs and a subsistence farming program for the entire community.
This UMCOR program was begun in 2003 and is now being introduced in the Kasungami region of the DRC as a part of Isaiah Njimbu Chot's mission work there. SA&D is an agricultural training program that focuses on addressing two critical issues: chronic malnutrition due to lack of access to nutritious foods, and inadequate knowledge on the cultivation and utilization of protein-rich but cheap foods. We are helping fund the introduction of this program to the area.
We fund a scholarship for one student each year to attend Africa University.
The Learning Center, in Cruz Blanca, Guatemala is one of several facilities world-wide supported by VisionTrust, a Christian organization dedicated to the care and development of abused, orphaned and extremely poor children living in third world countries. They help meet their needs such as daily food and critical health problems; fulfill their need for purpose through consistent Bible teaching; and invest in their education through school enrollment and supplemental tutoring.
The opportunities for our involvement are varied, from child sponsorship to mission trips for construction, medical, educational (VBS), ministry and youth teams.
For additional information, please contact us.