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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.


Share the Love of Christ this Christmas Season

Angel Tree Ministry (Donate)

Adopt an angel or donate to our teen drive collection, beginning Sunday, November 6.

Each Christmas season, Weddington Church partners with the Union County Christmas Bureau to “adopt” foster children and underprivileged children in our community. Our Angel Tree Ministry is an opportunity to make Christmas special and share the love of Christ with deserving children. You are also invited to donate teen-specific gifts to bring Christmas joy to this often overlooked group of children. 

NEW THIS YEAR! 
Angels will be placed on a large Christmas tree in Helms Hall. Please adopt your angel from the tree on Sunday mornings, or from the church offices during business hours. Angel Tree items cannot be dropped off on Sunday mornings. 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Angel Adoption & Teen Drive: November 6–27 
  • Drop-off at Fellowship Hall: December 3 @ 10am–4pm & December 4 @ 9am–1pm

Angel Tree Ministry (Serve)

There are many opportunities to help ensure our Angel Tree Ministry season is a success. We invite you to serve with us! For more information, or to sign up, please click here.

Union County Christmas Bureau

What happens to our Angel Tree gifts after they are delivered? Find out by volunteering with the Union County Christmas Bureau! This is a wonderful opportunity for a Sunday School class, Boy Scout Troop, group of neighbors, or family to serve together.
Learn more and sign up here.

Foster Family Freezer Meals

During times of transition, having food provided can help make tough times a little easier for a foster family. Your family or group can prepare and deliver frozen meals to local foster families on an as-needed basis, or as a one-day project delivering meals to several families at once. Email local.missions@weddingtonchurch.org for more information.

Homework Help Ministry at the Monroe Campus

Join us Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:30–5:30 p.m at the Monroe Campus and make a positive difference in a local child’s life. Reading is our primary focus this year. All materials are provided – just bring a heart to be in fellowship and share Christ’s love with children.  Learn more and sign up to serve!

Operation Sandwich 

Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10 in the Weddington Campus Fellowship Hall to prepare about 1200 sandwiches for those at the Urban Ministry Center and the Community Shelter of Union County. We are also seeking food donations for sandwich-making. All ages and abilities are welcome! For more information and to sign up to serve or donate please click here.


Ongoing 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!

Click here to register.

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 contact the church office for more information.

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.

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 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 contact the church office for more information.

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. Their mission is to repair homes of elderly and people of limited means close to home. Weddington UMC has been a part of this effort for the last five years.

2022 will be different – it will not be a massive volunteer program over four days in June. This year, homes will be repaired from the end of May through the end of October. Weddington Church has agreed to one project starting in mid-June. Once completed, we may work on other homes.

Volunteers will be coordinated by Waxhaw UMC with 16 area churches and sponsors making up the area wide planning board. Those at Weddington should contact Keith Long for information on these projects. If you have specific dates you must work, we will attempt to put you in contact with an ongoing project at that time, perhaps with another church.

One of the challenges facing Fixing It for Christ is financial support. Each home, on average, requires $1,500 – $2,000 in materials. Many area churches contribute and have fundraisers to support this mission. Right now, there is only enough funds to support the work of 15 homes slatted for repair. All contributions go toward materials for the various projects.

You can learn more about Fixing it for Christ and make an individual donation on their website. The website does not currently reflect the 2022 approach, but you will find details and be able to make donations by clicking on the donate button.

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 contact the church office for more information on leadership opportunities with Homework Help.

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 the Community Shelter of Union County.

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9:00 a.m. in the Weddington Campus Fellowship Hall to prepare over 1,100 sandwiches for those at the Urban Ministry Center and the Community Shelter of Union County. We are also seeking food donations for sandwich making. All ages and abilities are welcome! For more information and to sign up to serve, or donate, 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.