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With campuses in Weddington, Monroe, Marvin, and Bonds Grove, we seek to serve in our local communities, both within Mecklenburg and Union Counties. The following includes information and links to current opportunities to serve, as well as links to agency partners doing great work in our communities. Come join us as we serve humbly in love together!  

Local Mission Opportunities through Weddington Church

In partnership with the Union County Christmas Bureau, our WUMC community provides Christmas gifts each year for low income children, foster children, and special needs adults in our community. Please email angeltree.wumc@gmail.com if interested in serving with this ministry, or to be added to our email list.

Join us as we partner with Benton Heights Elementary School in our Monroe community. From book drives and mentoring students to supporting teachers and staff, we are in need of volunteers to lead and plan the growth of this ministry. Please email Leah Primm for more information.

Led by a group from WUMC, Building Brothers has been active over 20 years in working with Habitat for Humanity in Johns Island, SC. Each spring, a group travels to spend a long weekend not only building homes, but also building relationships. Please contact Lloyd Briggs for more information.

This ministry offers Christ’s love and support to those unable to be active participants in the congregation. Through visits, calls, meal delivery, and prayer support, we develop nurturing friendships with homebound members. Please email Sandra McKee for more information.

A local group of volunteers lovingly serves hungry families and provides empowering programs to help people to rise out of poverty. There are many opportunities available to serve, including assisting with the food pantry, food drives, donations, and office work. We are seeking a volunteer to lead the growth of our relationship with this impactful ministry. Please email Leah Primm for more information.

This shelter provides temporary housing for the homeless population in Union County. Groups from the church provide dinner at the shelter the third Thursday of each month. Please email Leah Primm to sign up. In addition, we are currently working in partnership to expand our hands-on opportunities to serve. Stay tuned for more information.

CFK equips and empowers the community to be champions for children, families, and social workers in the foster care system. With recent expansion into Union County, we look forward to partnering with CFK on various areas of ministry throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved, please email Lauren Litaker.

Building Brothers, Fixing it for Christ, the Swansboro Build Team, Men’s Connection Project Team, and WUMC Habitat for Humanity are groups that organize to rebuild, construct, and repair in needed areas. While each group has individual projects and missions, they are currently combining efforts to lead in the construction of a home for Habitat for Humanity. Please contact Keith Long to get involved. All are welcome!

Classes are open to anyone in our community seeking to learn English in a supportive church environment at the Monroe Campus. Opportunities to serve as teachers, assistants, and childcare providers during these classes are available. More information will be available in Spring 2022. In the meantime, we are in need of volunteers to lead and plan the growth of this ministry. Please email Leah Primmfor more information.

For a week in early August, we gather together to focus on serving our community, our neighbors, and our friends. Daily opportunities to serve are available for all ages. Click here to learn more about Great Week 2022.

During the school year every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m., we gather in the Monroe Campus Fellowship Hall and engage with students from the community, focusing on areas of reading and math. Bible stories, snacks, games, and art time are also included. Volunteers are needed each week to support these students and share Christ’s love through learning and friendship. For more information and to sign up to serve, please click here.

Additionally, we are in need of a volunteer to lead and plan the growth of this ministry. Please email Leah Primm for more information on leadership opportunities with Homework Help.

In partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, volunteers purchase and fill shoeboxes with gifts for children who live in poverty-stricken countries. We also serve as a drop off location for the community. Look for information in early November to participate!

Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Weddington Campus Fellowship Hall to prepare over 1,000 sandwiches for those at Urban Ministry Center and Union County Community Shelter. For more information and to sign up to serve, please click here.

Help From Home enables individuals, families, and small groups to make and deliver sandwiches for the homeless in our community from the safety and convenience of our own homes. Kits are provided with needed supplies and instructions. Please email Aaron Smith for more information.

Sew Many Blessings, Quilts of Valor, and Golden Girls are mission-based groups that gather for a time of fellowship and sewing. Through projects like quilts for the Pastoral Care team to distribute as needed, receiving blankets, bibs, and quilts to honor the military, these groups use their skills to bless others. No quilting experience needed, just basic sewing knowledge. Please email rcmrct@yahoo.comfor more information.

Started in the fall of 2003 by the Susanna Wesley Circle, the Weddington Kids Consignment Sale is a bi-annual sale that raises money to support local missions in our community. Agencies such as Turning Point, Matthews Help Center, and Union County Crisis Assistance are examples of organizations that benefit from the Weddington Kids Consignment Sale through monetary gifts and unsold item donations from generous consignors. Additionally, many consignors and shoppers benefit from this mission through affordable clothing and/or a source of needed income for their families. We are actively looking for volunteers to serve on the Weddington Kids Consignment committee, or volunteer at our events.  Learn more.

Domestic Missions

THE DOMESTIC MISSIONS BUILDING TEAM

This team of dedicated volunteers supports organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, UMCOR, and Fixing It For Christ in various ways to give back to our communities in North Carolina and South Carolina. Please contact volunteer coordinator Keith Long for more information. 

More Information

For more information on our Local and Domestic Mission opportunities, please contact our Missions Pastor, Rev. Rocío Ávila-Ramírez or Missions Assistant, Leah Primm at the church office.

Training and background checks are provided by our church for any volunteer services with minors and vulnerable adults.