Outreach at MUMC

The Outreach Committee at MUMC is charged with extending our church’s reach to those around the region, country, and globe. Our outreach includes financial support, yearly service events, as well as ongoing ministries.  If you are interested in getting more involved in our church’s outreach, or have ideas for new outreach ministries, email our Outreach Chairpersons Danielle Adams and Heidi Polhemus at [email protected].     We are currently collecting for our IHOC Adopt-a-Box collection for the homeless and forming a team for the IHOC Mall Walk for homelessness on February 25. Click the links above for more information.

Current Outreach ministries and Events (for information on our Mission Partners, click on the links below).

  • Wawa Share Food Donation Program. This is an ongoing mission in which meals are picked up from the Medford Wawa 3 days per week, and delivered to Christian Caring Center in Browns Mills. Our 28 volunteers have delivered over 10,000 meals as part of this program. Volunteers are needed for pickup and delivery.
  • Adopt-A-Box for IHOC -This drive occurs in January, and we fill shoeboxes with basic hygiene supplies, to be distributed to children and adults in homeless shelters. Volunteers are needed to donate shoeboxes, personal care items, and to sort, box and deliver boxes.
  • IHOC Mall Walk- The Interfaith Homeless Network has a yearly Mall Walk in February to raise funds for combatting homelessness. For more information and to sign up to participate, go to the IHOC website.
  • Lenten Food Drive- Each spring during Lent, we have a food drive, with collected food and gift cards being split between Christian Caring Center and Turning Point UMC Food Pantry . Volunteers are needed to donate, sort, box, and deliver the food.
  • Mother/Father’s Day Diaper Drive –Diapers are collected and donated to The Maker’s Place in Trenton, and are distributed to families in need. Volunteers are needed to donate, and deliver the diapers.
  • Summer School-Supply CollectionBackpacks, notebooks, and other needed school supplies are collected and donated to our partnering organizations, including IHOC, Neighborhood Center in Camden and Christian Caring CenterVolunteers are needed for organizing donations, buying, sorting, and delivering supplies.
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive- Food and gift cards are collected and delivered to Neighborhood Center in Camden. Volunteers are needed to donate, sort, box, and deliver the food. For more info, Click Here.
  • Advent Angel Tree- Christmas Gifts and Gifts Cards are purchased for children and need, and are delivered to Urban Promise in Camden, and to Wesley UMC and The Maker’s Place in Trenton. Volunteers are needed for organizing donations, buying, sorting, and delivering gifts.
  • Operation Santa- Our church is given a list of local Medford children in need by the Medford Police Department, and we purchase gifts for them. Volunteers are needed for organizing, purchasing gifts, delivering and wrapping gifts at the police station.
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