Missions

Spreading God’s love, here, there and everywhere.

New Opportunities:

In our church, neighborhood and around the world, we have people who need your skills and passions.
Do you have a heart for:

Helping people eat and sleep safely?

Food, Shelter and Clothing

Food Pantry/Utility Assistance:
A dedicated team of Peace UMC members pack donated food to distribute to hungry families Thursday mornings. Learn more here.

Boy Scout Troop 21/Pack21 contributes to our food distribution efforts with their November food drive. We want them to know what a difference their efforts can make in people’s lives!

Interfaith Community Council (ICC):
ICC is a collaboration of about 25 local faith organizations/churches who voluntarily support programs like Meals on Wheels, School Dressing Days, a Layette Program, Dolphin Program, the Salvation Army’s Community Assessment Program and the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Visit InterfaithCommunityCouncil.org.

Each August, School Dressing Days provides school-aged children with a new pair of jeans, new shirt, new socks, new underwear, backpack, school supplies, and toiletries. They can also choose a gently-used coat, jacket, or hoodie and a used pair of shoes. Peace UMC helps by providing particular requested items and volunteers for the distribution. Learn more here.

Appalachian Service Project
Sponsored by Peace UMC Youth Group
Each year, Peace UMC sends a team of spirited workers to various parts of Appalachia to make homes warmer, safer and drier for families in need. All skill levels of youth 14-18 and adult leaders can participate in this week of service to become stronger, wiser and closer to God. Discover the thrill of this mission at the National ASP website.

FRED Camp
Peace UMC helps this Christian work camp for high school youth change hearts and homes in the Fredericksburg area by providing dinner one night and one week of lunches for one work crew during their summer work week. See FredCamp.org for more about this program.
Dinner: Taco fixings are prepared Sunday afternoon for Monday night dinner. Cooking (Sunday) and serving (Monday night) volunteers are welcome.
Lunch: Peace UMC members arrange a schedule to contribute the food. Cold drinks and ice pops are appreciated. We also need one person willing to deliver all 5 days.
Monetary donations to cover the food expenses for lunches and dinner are also appreciated.

Good Neighbor Program:
Using donated funds and skilled volunteers, Peace UMC provides repairs for homes of church members in need.

Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter:
The Brisben Center is the greater Fredericksburg community’s full service, year-round, residential emergency homeless shelter. Several Peace UMC members serve on the board of this local mission. They bring us information about the current immediate needs and long term improvement goals.

Peace UMC United Methodist Men usually provide one meal a year for the shelter residents. The choir has provided dinner music at this meal in the past! Another opportunity to help is fresh food pick-up from the farmers’ market and delivery to the shelter during the summer.

– Saturday veggies. Pickup up crates from shelter before noon and distribute at market (1/2hr + travel). Pickup full crates ~1pm and return to shelter (1 hr).

For immediate needs of the shelter, visit their website, Brisbencenter.org.

Teaching Children?

Child / Teen Development

Preschool

Sunday School/Daycare during service

Vacation Bible School:
Peace UMC VBS
This year’s VBS program is currently under development. Visit our page to view last year’s event and learn more about becoming involved.

Boy Scouts/Cub Scout Pack 21

Girl Scouts

Appalachian Service Project:
Teens travel to remote areas to repair homes.

FRED Camp:
Teens gather in teams to repair homes in the Fredericksburg region.

Developing teen community service skills?

Child / Teen Development

Preschool

Sunday School/Daycare during service

Vacation Bible School:
Peace UMC VBS
This year’s VBS program is currently under development. Visit our page to view last year’s event and learn more about becoming involved.

Boy Scouts/Cub Scout Pack 21

Girl Scouts

Appalachian Service Project:
Teens travel to remote areas to repair homes.

FRED Camp:
Teens gather in teams to repair homes in the Fredericksburg region.

Helping people work?

Work

Heart Havens
Sponsored by United Methodist Men
Annually, our magnificent cooks grill up a steak dinner and our riders join in a motorcycle rally to raise funds to provide training and residential help to intellectually challenged adults. For more information, visit HeartHavens.org.

ESL Classes:
Peace UMC has a dedicated teacher providing weekly instruction in English as a Second Language. Contact the church office to recommend a participant or to help teach.

Brightening lives with music?

Music

Choir
Under the direction of Ms. Brenda Scott, Peace has an adult and children’s choir. Anyone interested in joining one of the choirs should contact the church for more information.

Handbells
Peace is blessed to have both adult and children’s Hand Bell Choir under the direction of Ms. Mary Westbrook. Anyone interested in joining one of the choirs should contact the church for more information.

Woodmont Nursing home visits
Anyone interested in joining us should contact the church for more information.

Or, some other need you recognize that we can help find resources to meet?

HELP WANTED
Join our efforts to help church members demonstrate God’s love and support local, regional and international mission opportunities. Contact the church office for more details.

Missions Team: We gather monthly to consider the needs of our community and find ways to support physical and spiritual growth of our neighbors and church family, nearby and across the world. Join us to discover ways God can use you to bless his creation.