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.
11th ANNUAL TRIP TO WORK WITH COSTA RICA MISSION PROJECT
May 25th - June 1st 2019
Interest Meeting January 27 @10am (after 9am worship)
Please join us for an interest meeting for our annual mission trip to Costa Rica.
Even if you are solely interested in learning more about our relationship with Costa Rica, consider joining us!
ANNUAL REBUILDING MISSION MINISTRY'S CHILI COOK-OFF—At the Wednesday, February 6 GIFT Dinner.
As the weather turns colder, doesn’t some warm, hearty chili sound good? Our annual chili cook-off and GIFT dinner is right around the corner on Wednesday, February 6. Join us for a fun evening! Proceeds go toward Herndon UMC’s own Rebuilding Mission Ministry (RMM) benefiting our various mission programs such as VIM, EZRA, Costa Rica and Rebuilding Together.
Youth Led Missions generally encompasses two trips each year. Older youth and adults have been traveling to Costa Rica for some time, building relationships (and buildings) there. And for the last several years, the younger youth have traveled around the region in Virginia and North Carolina. One year they helped another church run their first UPWARD Basketball camp. In other years, they have helped with home repair and maintenance. The missions of the HUMC youth are not limited to trips. The HUMC youth are very active in service to the church and community, often playing a key role in worship services or church activities. HUMC's Vacation Bible School, UPWARD Basketball league and UPWARD camp would not be able to support hundreds of kids without their awesome leadership and support.
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.