With campuses in Weddington, Monroe, Marvin, and Bonds Grove, we seek to serve in our local communities, both within Mecklenburg and Union Counties.
Serve Through Our Ministry Partners
Weddington UMC partners with and supports many agencies and organizations within our community. If you are looking to get involved in the community, these are great groups to work with. Each agency organizes its volunteer needs and signups independently. See below to learn more about service opportunities through these organizations. Thank you for supporting our community partners!
Ways to Serve Directly this Month
Donate Household Items to the Home Again Program
The Community Shelter of Union County’s Home Again Program assists those leaving the Shelter and moving into housing by providing needed items to help their new places feel like home. Do you have gently used items to be donated? See their website for a list of accepted items. Donations can be dropped off directly at their warehouse at 160 Meadow Street., Monroe, NC.
Serve with Turning Point
Are you feeling called to serve the women and children at Turning Point after our recent collection drive? There are lots of opportunities to serve whether it’s once in a while, monthly, or weekly.
Serve with Common Heart
Common Heart is a local agency feeding those in need. During the Great Week of Service, we partnered with Common Heart for a drive thru pantry pickup at the Community Shelter, and served one morning in their Indian Trail warehouse with small projects and food sorting. Many volunteer opportunities exist, so register to serve with them and get involved!
COMMUNITY SHELTER OF UNION COUNTY
Provides temporary shelter for the homeless in Union County. In addition to our church serving a monthly meal, food drive donations, food pantry volunteers, and shelter supplies are always appreciated. Click here for more information.
FIXING IT FOR CHRIST
In partnership with Waxhaw UMC, volunteers work together to rebuild, repair, and “fix things” for those in need. Click here for more information.
HOUSE OF PEARLS
This Christian ministry is dedicated to helping women heal, restore, and rebuild their lives following addiction or bondage. Click here to learn more.
INNERVISION (LOVE INC)
This agency serves individuals with trauma, and mental health and addiction challenges in the Charlotte area by providing health and wellness services and developing tools needed for employment, education, and personal development during their recovery journey. Click here to learn more. Reborn Computers NC is an affiliate organization that provides computers to those who could not otherwise afford them. If you know of a computer need, please contact Lloyd Briggs for more information.
MATTHEWS FREE CLINIC
Matthews Free Clinic provides free healthcare to low income, uninsured people of Union and Mecklenburg counties. Click here to learn more and see ways to become involved.
MEALS ON WHEELS (SENIOR NUTRITION)
The Union County Senior Nutrition program delivers meals daily to homebound residents with the help of volunteers. Click here for more information.
MECKLENBURG COUNTY CRISIS ASSISTANCE
For Mecklenburg County residents, this agency provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency. Click here to learn more.
METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN IN MONROE
This setting provides safe, stable homes where children can thrive and live to their full, God-given potential. As opportunities to serve become available, they will be updated here.
OPERATION REACH OUT
Located in Monroe near our church campus, this agency seeks to provide help and hope to those in need. From Bible studies and a free lunch to providing crisis assistance and meeting daily needs, volunteers and support are needed and appreciated. Click here for more information.
ROOF ABOVE (URBAN MINISTRY CENTER)
Roof Above is serving people in Charlotte who are experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. They offer street outreach and basic services, as well as shelter and housing. Click here to learn more and see volunteer needs.
SAFER COMMUNITIES MINISTRY
This ministry invests in the lives of incarcerated individuals, ex-offenders, addicts, and their families to help promote spiritual growth and healing. The work done here greatly impacts communities with the reductions of recidivism, reuniting broken families, and transforming lives. Click here to learn more.
Turning Point is an organization located in Union County that provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Click here to see how you can help.
UNION COUNTY CHRISTMAS BUREAU
Throughout the months of November and December, there are a variety of ways to get involved from collecting items for Christmas stockings, to sponsoring food drives, and serving in person at the Christmas Bureau preparing gifts and meals for our neighbors at Christmas time. For more detailed information and to sign up to serve, please click here.
UNION COUNTY CRISIS ASSISTANCE
This organization provides direct emergency assistance for families in crisis, and assists in securing housing and access to services to help them return to financial stability and success. Click here to learn more.
UNION COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity works to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope with a mission to provide decent affordable housing to lower income families. Click here for more information.
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.
For more information on our Local and Domestic Mission opportunities, please contact our Missions Pastor, Rev. Rocío Ávila-Ramírez at the church office.
Training and background checks are provided by our church for any volunteer services with minors and vulnerable adults.