Missions

Our community outreach programs and youth initiatives are designed to help those in need.

We don't require that you belong to any particular religious affiliation or financially support our organization in any way. We only ask that you return one good deed with another and perform an act of kindness for another. In this way, the cycle of compassion and goodwill continues indefinitely.

Our mission is to spiritually uplift our community, and work toward a greater good. We work tirelessly to feed the hungry and clothe the poor. We help those seeking spiritual healing and enlightenment find the path to a higher power. Our faith-based outreach serves people of all races, creeds, and religions. We support our fellow man, and serve as a guiding light.

Our membership is growing at a steady pace. With this growth, we've been able to accomplish more, and have a greater impact on our community. We welcome you with open arms. Please inquire today about how you can become a cherished part of our faith-based family.

Contact person is Mary Francisco.

VIDEO VOLUNTEERS – The Communications Committee is seeking volunteers to video worship services on Sundays. Please contact Cullen Walker if you are interested: 804-539- 4771.

SUNDAY SCHOOL needs volunteers– Our Sunday School is growing!  Help is needed, especially in the children’s Sunday School.  You don’t have to be a professional teacher in order to reach a child’s heart and teach him or her about the love of God.  A full-time commitment is not needed, and responsibilities can be shared.  Contact Helen Ward if you can help.

RESPITE CARE PROGRAM is looking to add additional men and women volunteers.  Activities that we do include devotion, music, exercise, walking, cooking, folding Sunday bulletins and making crafts for sale or for the pre-school.  
Requirements include patience, a passion for caring for others and would like to  join us 4 hrs./month on Tuesdays, please contact Mary Lou at 703-304-6609.  Volunteers must undergo background check, TB screening and participate in a 2 hr. training session prior to joining our program. 

United Methodist Men

We meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM 

​Our mission statement is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” and our current mission project is adopting the elderly widows in our church. Although we sponsor fundraisings and provide building maintenance our most crucial role is disciple making and faith formation. Being a man comes with a lot of responsibilities as husbands and fathers. These qualities include strength, leadership, commitment, guidance, accountability and setting an example on our faith journey for our families. We financially support: Hands Across Middlesex, Heart Heavens, Society of St. Andrews and Adopt-A-Highway (in front of our church).

Contact person is Cullen Walker.

http://www.yorkriverummen.org/

UMWomen

Esther-Sarah Circle meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM (meet at church parking lot by 10:15 for a carpool)

Martha Circle meets the Third Monday of each months at 7:00 PM

​UMWomen is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000
members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. UMWomen principles and values include: promoting empowerment of women, children and youth, promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism, promoting inclusion and equity, promoting fair labor practices and promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.

LUMC Unit president: Jill Davis

Esther-Sarah Circle leader: Susan Chaney

Martha Circle leader: Lanice Peach

http://www.vaumw.com/districts/york-river/

​Soup Ministry

The soup ministry meets the second Monday of each month at 9:00 AM to make soup, or 11:00 AM for volunteers to visit folks to deliver the soup. ​​We prepare over thirty quarts of homemade soup to deliver to people in our community who are in need of compassion and nourishment.

Contact person is Toni Ewell. 

Hands Across Middlesex Interfaith Outreach

Hands Across Middlesex is a faith-based community outreach nonprofit organization, established for the purpose of providing assistance to Middlesex County residents in time of need. We provide food, clothing, furniture, repairs    a​nd financial support to enable our clients to remain in their homes and keep their families safe.

Members of Lower United Methodist Church have volunteered and are in leadership positions at Hands Across Middlesex. The church also provides funding for the organization.​

http://www.handsacrossmiddlesex.org/

Northern Neck / Middlesex Free Health Clinic

Funded by Donations

Staffed by Volunteers

Neighbors helping neighbors

The Northern Neck / Middlesex Free Clinic in Kilmarnock provides medical, dental care and pharmacy for low income families in Middlesex, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties. Volunteers from Lower United Methodist Church, Grafton Baptist, and First Baptist Amburg staff the ​Freeshade Community Center in Syringa every  Thursday from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

Contact person for "Middlesex Outreach" is Julie Rosas.

For further information about the clinic, contact NNMFHC at 804-435-0575

http://www.nnfhc.com/