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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.

March Partner Spotlight: Foster Village Charlotte

In the Charlotte region there are currently close to 600 kids in the foster care system. They often come into care with little notice and very few belongings. Foster Village Charlotte exists to help these children, foster families, kinship families, and/or biological families by creating a village of support during their time of crisis. 

At Weddington Church, we believe that you don’t have to be a foster parent to foster care. 

Clear the List for Foster Village Charlotte

Make a difference in the lives of children in care today by “clearing the list” of current needs of children in Union County Foster Care through this Amazon wish list. Please be sure to shop from the “FVC Villagers” list. Please select Foster Village Charlotte shipping address so all items will be mailed directly to Union County DSS who will distribute the items directly to the children. Click to shop now.

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. 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.

During the school year, the Homework Help ministry gathers with elementary-age students from the community Tuesdays & Thursdays each week for a time of fellowship and learning, focusing on math, reading, Bible stories, art, and games.

Through this ministry, we desire to be in community with these students, sharing the love of Jesus in all we do. Many hands are needed, so whether you’re able to commit to one or many dates, we invite you to sign up and make a difference in the life of a child! 

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.

Please join us for Operation Sandwich on the second Saturday of each month at the Weddington Campus Fellowship Hall, across the street from the Sanctuary. The sandwiches we make provide a meal to homeless or hungry men, women and children living in our community.

Set up begins at 8:30 a.m. and sandwich making begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. You can serve this ministry with your time and/or by donating sandwich-making supplies such as deli meat, cheese and bread. Click here to sign up.

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.