Christ United Missions

Each year Christ United offers either a domestic or an international mission trip.  Most trips are a week in length but, may vary. Our domestic trips tend to be focused on areas that are recovering from natural disasters while the international trip is to Harmons Jamaica.  In 2018, Christ United members participated in a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission trip to Lumberton, North Carolina for storm recovery/home repairs work while in 2017 the trip was located in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Won by One to Jamaica

Every other year we send a team to Harmons, Jamaica.  Harmons is a third world living environment where the most basic needs of daily life are not guaranteed.  Team members work to build 2 homes (12’ x 16’) during there time there.  Additionally, we bring our suitcases filled with necessary items of clothing, health and medical supplies, school supplies and bibles. Also, recent trips have incorporated a Vacation Bible School for the children so to help share with them how much God loves them! A significant part of our outreach is to simple visit with the people in Harmons and in the Infirmary.  We learn from their faith as they inevitably minister back to us.

Volunteers In Mission work teams are a group of people who desire to serve our neighbors by helping to repair, rebuild or support people who have been through some traumatic weather related loss or damage to their homes. We are the “Body of Christ Loving God’s People.” The call for help usually follows natural occurrences like hurricanes, flooding and tornadoes.  The VIM program is under the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  Local conference Disaster Response Teams determine needs within their conference and volunteers respond.  At Christ UMC we send out groups on a one week Domestic Mission trip approximately every other year.  Recently we have had teams in Baton Rouge, La., Lumberton, NC, and Mission Central in Mechanicsburg, PA.  

The Upper New York Conference's Mission Central HUB is a place for local churches to actively engage in outreach and disaster response ministries. From training the conferences Volunteer in Missions and Disaster Response teams to collecting and assembling flood buckets, health kits and more, the UNY Mission Central HUB is the perfect answer for our church and other local churches who feel called to expand their local outreach ministries.

Join a Team

If you have been feeling Gods call to serve beyond or own community or if you would like to serve on a different or a deeper level, feel free to join one of our missions team. We do ask that team members are actively engaged  in a discipleship process. If you feel that missions is for you, feel free to fill out one of our missions application or contact our church office for more information.