God calls us to humbly serve in love through our time and talents. There are many opportunities to serve within and through Weddington Church as we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Below are opportunities to get involved and make a positive impact in your community. For more information please contact the church office or fill out our Time & Talents Form and we will follow up with you.
SERVE WITH WEDDINGTON THIS FALL
Join us as we Love God and Love Others this fall!
November 5-26, 2023 | Angel Tree Ministry | Each Christmas season, we partner with the Union County Christmas Bureau to adopt foster children, low income children, and special needs adults in our community for Christmas. Look for the Angel Tree starting Sunday November 5th and help us bless 450 children and adults in need this Christmas season. Collection weekend is December 2 & 3.
Click here to serve this Christmas season.
Ongoing Service Opportunities
Homework Help Ministry: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm, starting September 12
During the school year, we gather with elementary-age students from the community each week for a time of fellowship and learning, focused on reading, math, and Bible stories. All materials are provided and just a love of kids is required. Come be a part of this impactful ministry, helping our students grow in knowledge, faith and character. Click HERE to signup!
Common Heart Pop-up Food Pantry: September 30 and December 30
In partnership with Common Heart at our Monroe campus, we provide a quarterly drive-thru food pantry for families in the surrounding community. Volunteers help with event setup, greeting families, filling out applications, and loading food into the vehicles. Click HERE to signup.
Supper at the Shelter
Each day, the Community Shelter of Union County feeds 50-75 people, serving shelter clients and anyone in the community who is hungry and in need of a meal. Gather a small group, family, or friends, and sign up to serve together – all volunteers must be 10years+. Volunteers are still needed for October 19, November 16 and December 21. Click HERE to signup.
Operation Sandwich – 2nd Saturdays 9:00am
Each month we make over 1100 sandwiches, providing a meal to homeless or hungry men, women, and children living in our area at both Urban Ministry Center in uptown Charlotte and the Community Shelter of Union County. Donations of meat and cheese, drivers to deliver the sandwiches, and many hands are needed. Click HERE to signup.
Additional Service Opportunities
Each week, the 10:10 Coffee Team serves the church by setting up and putting away the coffee stations in the Family Life Center. This is an easy way to share the love of Jesus with those who come to the service and an excellent opportunity to serve as a family.
We ask that you arrive in the FLC kitchen by 9:30 a.m. to brew the coffee and stay 10 to 15 minutes after worship to empty and rinse the urns after use. The team rotates each week to allow for flexibility. There is a very detailed step-by-step manual for you to follow and training is available. You can choose to serve once a month, once a quarter, or as an on-call substitute. However you choose to contribute to this team will be greatly appreciated!
Led by a group from WMC, 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.
Are you looking for a place to serve that will draw you closer to God? A place where you can bless the little children of our church? Join the Ark Team on Sunday mornings either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly at the 9:30 or 11:00 hours. Servants are needed in our kindergarten, 1st-3rd grades, and 4th & 5th grades. Will you please prayerfully consider how you can serve at the Ark? Our kids are depending on you, the congregation, to lead and teach them about Jesus. Contact Carolyn Nelson for more information or to begin serving.
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 contact the church office 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. We are looking for volunteer groups to serve in August and November of this year. Please email the church office for more information.
Building Brothers, Fixing it for Christ, the Swansboro Build Team, Men’s Connection Project Team, and 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!
Fixing it for Christ (FIFC) is a home repair mission created after a team from Waxhaw UMC worked in Mississippi, after hurricane Katrina in 2006. Every year since, they’ve had a four-day work project during June involving 500+ volunteers, working on as many as 25 homes just in the Waxhaw area. Weddington Church has since joined their mission is to repair homes of elderly and people of limited means close to home.
One of the challenges facing Fixing It for Christ is financial support. You can learn more about Fixing it for Christ and make an individual donation on their website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve others? Volunteering as a Youth leader may be just what you are looking for. Our Youth leaders have the opportunity to lead, guide, mentor, teach, share experiences, and even laugh with the youth in our Church. This is an important time in the youth as they navigate 6th – 12th grade and you will have the opportunity to share Christ with them as they come to know Jesus. We have numerous ways to assist as a Youth Leader and we welcome you if you believe this is where you are called. Come join us and be the one to make a difference in the life of our youth. Please contact Anna Campbell, Bradd Blocker or Tonya Tapp for more information.