Transforming Lives in the Love of Jesus Christ

It's our mission, it's our purpose, it's the blood that runs in our veins. When we serve our neighbors, when we grow together, we encounter God and are transformed.

 

 If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please send an email to website@cumclansdale.org

Missions

Christ United Methodist Church

 

 

Local Hands-on Mission Opportunities

 

 

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network:

June is coming! And so are our IHN guests. Stop by the tables in the narthex and sign up on the calendars to help our homeless families by providing a meal, transportation, helping with grocery shopping, laundry, set-up, cleaning, or even staying overnight.

 

 

Keystone Opportunity Center- Located in Souderton, Keystone provides help for community members in need by offering a comprehensive array of social services that educate, encourage and empower them to become self-sufficient. Keystone Opportunity Center has two housing programs - the Inter-Faith Hospitality Network and the Transitional Housing Program. It is the mission of their education department to enable area residents to improve ESL skills, attain U.S. Citizenship, enhance employment opportunities, achieve GED Certification, and enrich family relationships.

  • contact (215)723-5430
  • needs - property yard work, cleaning of transitional and day center apartments, tutors, etc.

 

Aid for Friends-  Mission is to serve needy, isolated shut-ins, primarily the frail elderly, in the 5 county Greater Philadelphia area, with free daily home-cooked meals delivered weekly by empathetic volunteer visitors, and also to provide shut-ins with free out reach services.

  • contact - Lynn Trombetta  (215)464-2224  afflynnt@yahoo.com
  • needs - assist in sending birthday cards to over 2,000 people, visitors to shut-ins, cooks/group cooks (especially April-June), drivers, donations of personal items, etc.

 

Methodist Services for Children and Families The mission of Methodist Services to Children and Families (MSCF) is to develop and provide prevention, education and counseling services for children, youth and families which will enable them to have the basic essentials for living and the social, emotional, psychological, educational and spiritual development to achieve their greatest potential.

  • contact- Joan Schumay  (215)877-1925x116. 
  • needs- nurturing residents (spiritually, culturally), grounds work, painting, etc.

 

Seaman's Church InstituteSeaman's Church Institute greets merchant ship workers at ports along the Delaware River and provides services to meet mariners' practical, spiritual, and emotional needs.  Every year, 65,000 seafarers endure months of isolation and dangerous, grueling conditions to provide a comfortable life for Delaware Valley residents.  Invisible to most of us, these seafarers work long hours to bring 95% of the goods we use in Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey - everything from oil, steel and wood to fresh fruit and cocoa beans.  From far-away lands, ship workers arrive in our Delaware River ports without basic provisions and without the means to advocate for themselves. Seaman's Church Institute (SCI) is an ecumenical ministry called to welcome and befriend these mariners.  We have been serving Greater Philadelphia's port community since 1843. 

  • contact- Ronnie Barlow (215)940-9900
  • needs- ship visits (about 6 people at a time to ships in the Phila. area ports), outreach to seafarers (at the Seaman's Church Center), building maintenance and cleaning of center and new chapel

 

Habitat for Humanity- A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.  Nearly 2 billion people around the world live in slum housing and over 100 million are homeless. Habitat for Humanity is needed to help eliminate poverty by providing simple, decent shelter to those in need.

 

  • contact-  Maryann Lynch  (610) 278-7710
  • needs- on-site house building (ages 18+), "restore" (manning a store that sells unused materials), youth projects (building a dog house for auction to raise money, etc.), etc.

 

Saint Mary's Villa The primary objective of the care provided by St. Mary's in Ambler is the successful reintegration of a child with his or her family and/or home community. This is best accomplished by drawing on each child's strengths and resources - whenever possible, in partnership with the child's family.

 

  • contact- Sister Rosemarie (215)643-7676 x6219, 
    Les (facilities manager)
    x6240
  • needs- grounds work, painting, one on one tutorial and mentoring to children (will require security clearances- FBI, criminal, child line checks), etc.

 

MANNA on Main Street-  Based in Lansdale, PA, "MANNA" has grown to be a place where those seeking help and those willing to help have gathered to work together. Manna provides a soup kitchen and food cupboard, and a variety of other programs to help individuals in need. The vision of Manna on Main Street is "that everyone might be fed."

 

  • contact- Liz Coyne (215)855-5454  liz@mannaonmain.org
  • needs- assisting withpacking 225 snacks per day forthe Boys and Girls Club,etc.

 

Teen Challenge Centers- A Christian drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, which believes in a total cure for the whole man. Something only God can provide. Philadelphia Teen Challenge opened in 1964. Our program serves men and women, 18 and over from all ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. We believe that there is hope for recovery for every individual who is bound with life controlling problems such as an addiction to drugs or alcohol by establishing a relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe there is hope even when all other methods have not worked.

 

  • contact- Pastor Avery (215)848-9495
  • needs- upkeep in the ladies' and men's homes in Phila., big project- converting a walk-in freezer to a classroom in the educational building (we could help with the labor and they would hire a licensed electrician, plumber, etc.), etc.

 

Bridge of Hope Buxmont- Mission isending homelessness for single-parent families in Montgomery and Bucks Counties by connecting them to professional case management and trained mentoring groups from Christian churches in order that the families achieve permanent housing, financial self-sufficiency, and family stability. 

 

  • contact- Vicki (215)361-1815
  • needs- Hope night (Tuesdays) 1 time per month a group for their women (speakers, can cook a meal, etc.) 15-20 people needed, mentoring a family in the program, yearly picnic (needs sponsors, volunteers, etc. about 50 people needed), office work, etc.

 

Angel Food Ministries A non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 44 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order. There are no qualifications, minimums, income restrictions, or applications.

contact: 

  •  Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Montgomeryville (215)368-0240
  • TNT Daycare School, Hatboro (215)956-1962
  • St. Patrick Church, Norristown (610)272-4500  x4, (610)275-0238
  • Living Hope Community Church, Dublin (215)249-1133
  • needs- This program is run by local groups, however you can certainly contact them to see if further assistance with food pick-up, distribution, etc. is needed

 

 

New Life Youth and Family Services a Christian organization providing residential, educational, and community based services for troubled youth & families.  New Life Youth and Family Services, is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian organization that offers multi-services to delinquent and dependent youth, ages 11-18, and their families

  • contact- Peg Renner (610)287-7884  prenner@nlyfs.com
  • needs- paint classrooms, scrub kitchen, grounds clean-up (they have 250 acres to care for!), window cleaning, outdoor painting, etc.

 

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission- The 3rd oldest Rescue Mission in the country. Founded in 1878, they have reached out to the homeless in Philadelphia for 130 years.  Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission serves the homeless through two locations in Philadelphia: a shelter in Center City and a transitional home for women in Germantown. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization, meets the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of homeless and disadvantaged people in the Philadelphia area.

  • contact- Richard Miekley  (215)922-6400 x110  rmiekley@sundaybreakfast.org
  • needs- assistance with preparing and serving 3 meals per day year round, care for men's facility (houses 170 men on 13th St. in Phila.), care for women's facility (houses 10 women with their children in Germantown), etc.

 

Community Housing Based in Lansdale, PA, Community Housing Services (CHS) provides resources, crisis intervention, and long-term housing for the homeless and near homeless. CHS also assists victims of domestic violence and single displaced men.

  • contact- Gloria (215)362-5250
  • needs- food cupboard, sorting clothes, heater repair, room finishing, building projects (Ezra House, 337 N. Broad St.- fence completion project), carpet cleaning, repairing window panes, replacing doors, etc.