Our church is committed to being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ for our community and beyond. We have opportunities to serve throughout the year for all ages, gifts and abilities. As we serve, our goal is to build relationships with those we encounter, modeling Jesus' love and grace in every way.
Project AGAPE is the collaborative effort of both United Methodist conferences in North Carolina, who have work in cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Church serving Armenia and Artsakh in the Kashatagh region. Project AGAPE has shares the love of Christ by providing humanitarian aid (clothing, cloth for sewing, school supplies, etc.) wells for small towns, schools, children’s homes, rebuilding homes for families and schools for communities, as well as an agriculture development project to help families have a sustainable living. Click here
to read more about Project Agape and our partnership.
In cooperation with other local churches, we provide food stables, meals and housing items to support a temporary shelter for a small number of families experiencing homelessness.
UMCOR is the United Methodist Committee on Relief which directs our churches in opportunities to serve in areas where they have experienced global disasters and hardships. FUMCB assists UMCOR with financial support and by assembling relief kits such as cleaning buckets, hygiene kits and school kits.
FUMCB participates with the Society of St. Andrew, a national organization that focuses on feeding the hungry. SOSA gleans products perfect to eat but not necessarily aesthetically pleasing enough for a grocery store. We have opportunities for volunteers to pick, bag or deliver gleaned produce to local charities. SOSA provides us an opportunity to show care and compassion by feeding the hungry.
Our church is serving as a Hope Companion for three communities of vulnerable children and orphans in Rwanda. Each community is a three year commitment in which the children will journey to overcome extreme poverty and learn how to improve their lives and the lives of their community. You can learn more about our Zoe partnership by clicking here
FEEDING THE CHILDREN
We provide hot lunches for public school children whose parents request them and deliver the meals to their homes during each Christmas and Easter break. Teams prepare the meals and deliver them each morning.
Spring 2021 Session (if Gaston County is in full operation)- weekdays April 2-April 9. Click here to volunteer.
WEEKEND BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM
Working with the Gaston County Weekend Backpack Food Program, we pack and deliver a backpack
full of shelf-stable food each weekend for 30 children at Catawba Heights Elementary School. Teams help pick-up, sort, pack and deliver the bags each week.
BELMONT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (BCO)
The BCO, is a local crisis assistance ministry in Belmont. Our church offers regular financial support each year. FUMCB will provide you with a reusable food bag to help remind you to drop off food to our bins at the church the first Sunday of every month. The Mission team will deliver the food to the BCO to be distributed to those in need.
We partner with local agencies to offer a formal partnership, seeking to create deep and meaningful relationships in which we experience life together with families who are experiencing homelessness or have recently secured housing but still need the support of friends. Please let us know if you are interested in becoming a support member of a Care team.
SHOWING OUR CARING AND KINDNESS IN SPRINGWOOD (S.O.C.K.S)
SOCKS, is a local crisis assistance ministry in the community of Springwood. Our church supports SOCKS each year through financial gifts as well as donations from food drives and other collections.
Our youth regularly serve through summer mission teams and other opportunities. Check out the Youth Events page
to learn more.