Missions Ministry - Within Our Local Church & Community
The Vineyard is a mission outreach which began in 2004 as the result of a need in the community.
The Vineyard is not just a Food Pantry. A short worship service is provided to feed the soul. Household items such as cleaning supplies and paper products, as well as food items are available. All items are donated by members of the congregation and community. We do not require proof of income from anyone accessing the Vineyard, but we do require an ID. What God provides, we supply to those in need.
The Vineyard is open the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Early arrival is not necessary. The order of being served will be determined in a random manner.
In case of inclement weather, please contact the church office for a make-up date.
If you feel led to serve this ministry through the donation of items, check out the Vineyard Grocery List. For more information about this program, please contact the church office at 570.385.3941.
Quite a few years ago, our Missions Committee, under the leadership of Jack O’Rourke, decided they should reach out not only to people in need worldwide, but also to people in our own community who may have a need. This was definitely a calling they felt they should undertake. Therefore, they began a program that would serve those who might have a hunger for Christian fellowship, as well as a hunger for a good meal. Hence, the Community Luncheon program was born.
A meal is served at our church at noon in our Fellowship Hall on the second Saturday of each month. The only exceptions are those months where some unscheduled need occurs—such as a funeral—or some long-range event is planned—such as a wedding, a United Methodist District meeting, etc. (Advance notice of all dates is shown elsewhere on this website.)This mission captured the spirit of many. The meals are nutritional and sumptuous, the atmosphere is inviting, and the tables are set with love and warmth. The overall atmosphere is one of “family and fellowship.” There is no charge for the luncheon, but free-will offerings are gratefully accepted and appreciated.
A core of dedicated volunteers is what makes this mission come alive. Won’t you join us?
The Meals Ministry supplies temporary meal preparation for members in extenuating medical circumstances.
CareNet Pregnancy Center of Schuylkill County is a Christian, non-profit organization that provides life affirming, evangelistic ministry to families facing an unplanned pregnancy. FUMC supports Care Net through inviting representatives to provide a talk on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday; participates in collecting monetary donations in their baby bottle program, in the Walk for Life, and in providing assistance for baby showers; volunteers at both Care Net and The New Life Shoppe; organizes work days at the facilities; attends banquets; and the Needlework Circle FUMC Women’s Group through the Eastern Conference have supported Care Net through grants for the past three years.
Reaching and leading the elementary school age children of Schuylkill County to Christ. For more information on CEF, check out our Ways to Serve Page or the CEF link above.
Schuylkill Women in Crisis provides services to victims of domestic violence in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. In addition to assisting victims, this agency is working to confront the societal issues that contribute to this problem. While the agency provides services to all individuals regardless of gender, we acknowledge that women and children are most vulnerable to this problem. The mission of SWiC is to provide comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families while fostering social and systems change to eliminate personal and institutional violence against women.
Local Emergency Services