During this three-day event, UCUMC will be hosting missionaries and agencies from around the corner and around the world so members of our congregation can get to know them. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local, regional, and international missionaries and get to know them through presentations, panel discussions, and small group conversations. Ask them questions about how God called them into the mission field. Learn about the great things God is doing in their part of the world. Discover specific ways to pray for them and help support their work.
His Helpers - http://www.ucumc.org/ministries/missions/on-going
His Helpers is a UCUMC small group dedicated to local missions. This group runs supports several projects including Backpacks, North Star Reading Program, Silver Bells, and Golden Eggs. During the 2016-2017 school year, these volunteers fed 70+ children throughout the school year and tutored an additional 10+ in reading.
Hope Haven - http://www.hopehaveninc.org
Hope Haven Inc., a foundation of recovery, provides life skills for chemically dependent adults and families within a supportive residential environment leading to independence. They have been working to break the cycle of addiction and homelessness for 40 years.
Loaves & Fishes – www.loavesandfishes.org
Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis through a network of 23 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.
UCUMC Youth - http://www.ucumc.org/ministries/discipleship/youth
Graduates from the UCUMC youth program will be joining the conference to tell about their experiences in missions and how it has affected their world view.
Judea (Regional - the United States)
Gate Pregnancy Resource Center – www.gateprc.org
Gate PRC provides accurate and helpful information in a compassionate environment, to empower life-affirming choices that change lives.
Harbor Light Southern Baptist Church
UCUMC partners with Harbor Light to provide a Vacation Bible School to the children and families of Oceana, WV. This town, like many parts of Appalachia, is burdened by poverty and addiction. The pastors at Harbor Light, Jim and Grace, work to end that cycle of poverty by spreading the Good News to the people of Oceana.
Servants with a Heart – www.servantswithaheart.org
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) service organization assisting families locally and around the world. In early 2011, Suzanne and Jeffrey Yoh, Co-Executive Directors of Servants With a Heart, founded the non-profit organization as a means of serving together with their three children. Their mission is to feed hungry families in Charlotte and around the world by equipping organizations to host meal packing events.
United Methodist Committee on Relief – www.umvim.org
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is the short-term mission sending agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage, and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad.
Samaria (under-served people and communities)
Charlotte Rescue Mission - www.charlotterescuemission.org
Charlotte Rescue Mission is transforming lives in the name of Christ by serving people struggling with addiction, poverty or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.
Present Age Ministries – www.presentageministries.org
Present Age Ministries is a nonprofit organization committed to combating sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking of teen girls, with a focus on awareness and residential housing. Their goal is to provide an environment and programs conducive to helping survivors heal and transition to independence.
Urban Ministries - www.urbanministrycenter.org
The Urban Ministry Center is unyielding in helping Charlotte’s most vulnerable homeless neighbors. With the dedication of our volunteers and gifts from throughout the community, we’ve pursued this passionate mission since 1994.
Ends of the Earth (International)
Back2Back Ministries – www.back2back.org
Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization that is dedicated to being a voice for orphans. We exist to love and care for orphans and impoverished children, by meeting their physical, spiritual, educational, social and emotional needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.
Endow F-TECC - http://umcdevelopmentcenter.org/funds/endowftecc-endowment-fund
The Endowment Fund for Theological Education in the Central Conferences was established in November 2014 by the Council of Bishops. The fund will not support ‘brick and mortar’ projects, but rather will use new technologies to establish connections and build on substantial resources that already exist within our worldwide connection. It will honor local support and encourage what leads to sustainable development of theological education in The United Methodist Church.
Friends of Barnabas - www.fobf.org
Improving the lives of impoverished children in Honduras by providing high quality sustainable medical care and enabling communities to become self sufficient through community health training and education. Friends of Barnabas is a faith based organization that believes that the love of God is best expressed through the hands and hearts of God's people in the care and service of others.
The Hope Project (Farrell Burton) – www.thehopeprojectinternational.org
Our mission is to meet the spiritual and physical needs of impoverished people, with the purpose of sharing Hope through a personal relationship with God's Son, Jesus Christ. Our community development and vocational programs in impoverished barrios and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow.
Nehemiah International Ministry (Craig Luper) – www.nehemiahinternationalministry.org
Nehemiah International Ministry is an organization committed to equipping and training pastors, leaders, local entrepreneurs, and future generations around the world.
Mission to the World – www.mtw.org
MTW is the global missions sending agency of the Presbyterian Church in America. They want the gospel to spread throughout the world, the Church to grow, Satan’s kingdom destroyed ,and Christ’s reign extended to the ends of the earth.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement – www.perspectives.org
Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelization remain today. It isn’t a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.
Samaritan’s Feet – www.samaritansfeet.org
Samaritan’s Feet shares hope with children in the U.S. and around the world by washing their feet, giving them a new pair of shoes, and helping them believe that their dreams can come true. We at Samaritan’s Feet believe that a new pair of shoes can be a tangible foundation of hope to a person in need.
Wycliffe Bible Translators – www.wycliffe.org
For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages They also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs.
Youth With a Mission (Jonathan Dulin) – http://nofoolindulin.blogspot.com
Jon had been serving in Perm, Russia since 1999 and as a family since 2003. In the last year, the family has relocated to Kyrgyzstan to continue their ministry. They have three kids, Caleb, Abigail and David. Their vision is "To see Russia (Russian speaking world) transformed by the Gospel one person at a time through evangelism, training and mercy ministries."