"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