Missions

    "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.