Serve our Community

One of our primary missions here at DUMC is to share the love of Christ by acting as his hands and feet. We encourage everyone to find a ministry that speaks to their heart and get involved!

 

The Vine

The Vine serves healthy meals to the Bucks County Synergy Project as well as other local street outreach programs who serve the homeless, children and youth shelters, and transitional housing programs.We pair purchased items with food donations from local restaurants to create meals to send into the community.Our wonderful volunteers donate in many ways from making sandwiches as a team, donating soup, baking, running food to our outreaches, and so much more! If you are looking for a low commitment, high impact service opportunity please reach out.
Liz Heinley and Becky Dragos  thevineatdumc@gmail.com
 

Aid for Friends

Aid for Friends is a community service project supported by the United Methodist Women’s Circle of Friends. Every third Wednesday of the month, volunteers assemble and freeze meals for delivery to the needy, isolated, shut-in, or elderly in the greater Philadelphia area. Food donations and helping hands are welcomed. Interested volunteers should contact Beth Fitz, the coordinator for this activity.
Beth Fitz  215-766-0372  tomfitz@comcast.net 
 

Garden of Eatin’

This ministry is for the local food pantries to benefit from the fresh produce grown here at the church. If you love to garden and can give some of your time, planting and watering is always needed in the summer months.
Barb Rocca 215-489-2057  sbsrocca@verizon.net
 

Community Connections

Community Connections and the Outreach Team provide a link between the church and local community in many ways. Direct support is provided to numerous activities and indirect support to other community initiatives. The committee works in “project groups” and does not meet formally unless the project warrants it.
Projects include:
  • Blanket Sunday in February (Church World Services)American Red Cross Blood Drives
  • Backpack and School Supplies Drive in the summer (benefits Methodist Services)
  • Clothing Drives (local distribution)
  • Harvest Home Food Collection in November (local food pantries)
  • Adopt a Family project in December (pastors’ discretionary fund)
  • Toys, food, and money collected for A Woman’s Place.
  • Ongoing food collection benefits several food pantries
Information on events and volunteer opportunities can be found in the newsletter, bulletin or on the bulletin board in the lobby for the current month and also ongoing needs.
Lisa Ament, 215-340-4528  lisaament@me.com
 

Additional outreach ministries include:

 
Crop Hunger Walk
Discovery Service Projects
DUMC Adult Mission Scholarships
DUMC Youth Camping Scholarships
Feed My Sheep
Feed My Starving Children
Mission of the Month
Peach Festival