"Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring." Is. 58:10-11 (NLT)
We believe it's not enough just to go to church -- God calls us to shine His light -- to minister in His name in our homes, our neighborhoods, in our schools and workplaces, our communities, our world -- wherever there is loneliness, hunger, hurting, injustice. We are blessed so that we may be a blessing to others. Here are some of the ministries and organizations LUMC serves and supports...
In our LOCAL COMMUNITY...
Centurion Ministries - www.centurionministries.org
Connect with a Wish - www.connectwithawish.org/
Faith Works Coalition - www.faithworkscoalition.org
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry - www.goodnewsjail.org
Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads - www.shrhabitat.org
Heart Havens - www.hearthavens.org
Judeo-Christian Outreach Center - www.jcoc.org
Meals on Wheels - www.mealcall.org/meals-on-wheels/va
M. E. Cox Center - http://mecoxcenter.org
Park Place School - www.parkplaceschool.org
PIN Ministry (People in Need) - www.pinministry.org
RAPS Swimming Program - http://reallyawesomepeopleswimming.org/
Rise Against Hunger - https://www.riseagainsthunger.org
Samaritan House - www.samaritanhouseva.org
Seton House - www.setonyouthshelters.org
Triple R Ranch - www.triplerranch.org
Union Mission - www.unionmissionministries.org
Wesley Community Service Center - www.wesleycenterportsmouth.com
In our REGION...
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT - home rehab & repair in Western Virginia
HENRY FORK SERVICE CENTER - a multi-purpose mission outreach of the Danville District of the United Methodist Church - Rocky Mount, VA
And AROUND THE WORLD...
THE ARK- Kiev, Ukraine - sheltering orphans and ministering to street children. They are facing 35% inflation and astronomical increases in the cost of heat (more than $9,500 a month) as winter sets in. www.kievstreetkids.org
EL AYUDANTE - Leon, Nicaragua - sheltering orphans and working alongside the people of Nicaragua to improve education, healthcare, and housing. www.nicamissions.com
EMPOWERING HAITIANS - www.empoweringhaitians.org - sustainable development projects, food ministry, children's ministry in Cap-Haitien, Haiti
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD - www.samaritanspurse.org
SERVE THE CITY / BELGIUM - www.servethecity.eu
Financial support is available through the church Missions Committee in the form of scholarships for groups and individuals who are serving in missions. If you are interested in applying, please complete the FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUEST FOR INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM MISSION TRIPS and submit your request to the Missions Committee Chairperson, Julie Brown, through the church office.