Serving Our Wilmington, NC, Community
WAYS TO SERVE
Donate to Snipes Academy
As part of our partnership with Snipes Academy (a K-5 school) through C4C (Congregations for Children), we are collecting supplies needed by teachers and students to help with in-person and virtual learning!
Individually Wrapped Boxes of Snacks
Boys’ Plain Jeans and Khakis (Size 7 and 8)
Girls Jeans and Khakis (Size 6 and 8)
Solid Polo Shirts for Boys and Girls (Size Small and Medium)
Drop off these donations in the plastic bins outside the church!
Serve with the Mission of Hope Yard Sale
Our HUGE yard sale to support Mission of Hope: Rotifunk Hospital is coming up! We need volunteers to help collect and sort donations and to work the day of the sale. To volunteer, contact Donna Hudson at (704) 905-4458.
Or clean out your house by donating items! See the list of needed items and more info below.
Donate Desserts or a Meal to Walking Tall/The Feast Congregation
Rev. Randy Evans and The Feast Congregation share meals and worship together with neighbors who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. They need dinners or homemade desserts for their Saturday evening gatherings. Can you provide a meal or desserts? Contact Randy Evans at email@example.com!
Give a Meal to Sick and Unsheltered Neighbors at Hope Recuperative Care
HRC could use our help by providing meals and supporting local restaurants the same time! Donate a gift card to a restaurant near HRC — or let them know what night you’d like to call in an order on their behalf. (Currently there are 6 residents.)
Call the house at (910) 399-4925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your date to bring dinner!
Give Gift Cards to LINC or Hope Recuperative Care Residents
Both LINC residents and Hope Recuperative Care residents can use Walmart gift cards — because once they are released from prison or leave Hope Recuperative Care, their needs are great.
Call (910) 399-4925 or email email@example.com to give gift cards to Hope Recuperative Care.
Call (910) 332-1132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to give gift cards to LINC.
Include some encouraging notes with your dinner or gift cards! You can find the mailing addresses at the websites above.
Donate to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
is in need of nonperishable food items to serve our neighbors in need. You can drop off donations anytime in the plastic bins outside the church! Currently, there are needs for low-carb soups suitable for diabetics!
Write an Encouraging Card to Someone in Our Church of Beyond!
Tips for Card Writing:
- A printable coloring page for children is available here. Mail completed cards using your church directory–or take a picture and email to email@example.com.
- Stuck for words? Here are a few suggestions, or include a favorite Bible verse.
- I’m just sending a note and a smile to you today.
- There is no one quite like you. Never forget how special you are.
- Sending thoughts and smiles your way to encourage you today.
- Thinking of you and hope your heart feels encouraged today.
- My heart and thoughts are with you today.
Make Cards of Encouragement for Vulnerable People in Our Community
Learn more about the organization you’re writing to…and maybe send a donation, too!
See above for tips on writing cards.
Love and serve your neighbor.
Our Outreach Committee financially supports many organizations serving our neighbors who are vulnerable or in need. Our congregation also follows our servant Lord by getting our hands dirty and serving our neighbors hands-on!
A Safe Place
Assists survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking by focusing on prevention, advocacy, and restoration. Learn more about A Safe Place.
Family Promise (Interfaith Hospitality Network/Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear)
Provides temporary overnight housing and meals at churches for families with children experiencing homelessness, often because of domestic violence. Serve as a night or day host, provide transportation, or share dinner with our guests at WUMC each June and July! Learn more about Interfaith/Family Promise.
Hope Recuperative Care
LINC (Leading Into New Communities)
Provides transitional living and case management services to meet the immediate needs of men and women returning from prison, empowering men and women returning from incarceration to be productive members of our community. WUMC hosts quarterly dinners with our neighbors at LINC through our Racial Unity Committee and provides assistance as needed through donations. Learn more about LINC.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
An emergency food pantry that provides a 3-5 day supply of groceries to families and individuals in need. Drop off food anytime at WUMC or volunteer to stock, sort, and pack. We support Mother Hubbard’s through First Foods Sunday (bringing in nonperishable food the first Sunday of the month) and food drives. Learn more about Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.
Provides healthy food for the 1 in 4 children in New Hanover County who go hungry every day. WUMC was blessed to provide food for 200 children through a food and donations drive in Spring 2018 and again in Spring 2019! Learn more about NourishNC.
Congregations 4 Children (C4C)/Snipes Academy
Provides supplies, teacher support, tutoring, field trips, and other special opportunities to the students of Snipes Academy of Art and Design, a Title 1 school in Wilmington. Learn more about C4C.
WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry)
Serves low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties, many of whom are elderly and/or disabled, by repairing, rebuilding, and remaking homes. Learn more about WARM.
Weekend Meals on Wheels
Provides nutritious meals and social contact to seniors and disabled neighbors on weekends. Serve with WUMC on every month when there is a 5th Saturday by contacting John Sandlin. Learn more about Weekend Meals on Wheels.
For more information about serving locally, please contact Pastor Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org.