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.
A grateful thank you to the congregation of Herndon UMC for their love, support and prayers for the 2018 Volunteers in Mission team to Virginia Beach. The United Methodists Committee on Relief (UMCOR) hope to finish projects at 30 homes by June to complete the Mission of Hurricane Mathew recovery. We did demolition and then started putting things back together. '
Three prayer shawls were presented including to the homeowners thanks to the Yarn and Thread Ministry.
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 Herndon United Methodist Men created the EZRA Ministry to help local elderly, disabled and disadvantaged neighbors with repairs in and around their home to make their home safer, more accessible, and livable. The EZRA Program is a partnership with Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church Inc., which is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Rebuilding Together receives and screens applications, and performs the initial site assessment. The EZRA Team members, skilled and unskilled volunteers, may paint, make electrical repairs, install grab bars, repair plumbing, or make interior and exterior repairs, as needed. Each team completes two weekend projects between the months of May and October on a rotating basis.
Learn more here about the Ezra Ministry and Rebuilding Together partnership and work.
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.