Missions at Christ United Methodist Church
Dominican Republic Mission Team
The Dominican Republic Mission Team travels annually to the Dominican Republic to build a medical clinic; provide a weekly medical clinic; and teach Vacation Bible School to local children.
> Get Involved Donate funds to be used to complete the second-story roof of the medical clinic. Our next summer trip is July 1-8, 2017.
> Contacts Mark Ledford; Anna Brown
Early Response Team
The Early Response Team provides a caring Christian presence by responding within 24 to 48 hours to areas in our region that have experienced a disaster or event resulting in significant physical, economic, or emotional damage. ERTs require short-term commitments; time spent in service on site averages about 3 days.
> Get Involved Volunteer to be a part of a pool of 30 trained and certified volunteers, from which teams will be drawn based on the situation. Provide funding to stock a trailer or support teams when deployed.
> Contacts Geoff Purser; David Millsaps
WNCUMC Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Building Teams
The Western North Carolina Conference’s building teams travel to countries around the world to construct churches, community centers, orphanages, and more.
> Get Involved Support the mission with a monetary contribution to the Building Team committee; distribute trip
information; or apply to be a part of an upcoming trip.
> Contact David MIllsaps
South Carolina Mission Trip
Youth in grades 9 through 12 travel to John’s Island, SC, and surrounding communities each summer to work with Rural Mission, Inc., to complete need-based home repairs.
> Get Involved Youth: Participate in fundraising for and go on the trip. Adults: Volunteer as leaders.
> Contact Katey Blaylock
Winter Shelter at West Market Street UMC
CUMC joins with other local churches to assist West Market Street UMC with its Winter Emergency Shelter between December and mid-March.
> Get Involved Volunteer to help with registration, meal preparation, and clean-up on Friday evenings. Calls for volunteers usually begin at the beginning of November.
> Contacts Beth Taylor; Steve Taylor
Habitat Lunch Crew
CUMC volunteers provide lunches for Habitat work crews six Saturdays per year.
> Get Involved Volunteer to shop for, prepare, and deliver the food.
> Contact Linda Danford