Serving the Community
Jesus said, “when you feed, clothe, visit, quench, and house people who need these things, you do it for me,” (Matthew 25). We believe that loving and serving God must be held in tandem with loving and serving neighbor. This is why we participate in over 30 missions with countless additional service efforts of church people making a difference right where they are in their families, workplaces, and communities. Missions is the heartbeat of how we serve God at RRUMC, come join us as we seek to love people to life on God’s behalf!
I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras and menstrual hygiene products allowing women experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity. During September-October the River Road United Methodist Women will have a drive at RRUMC for “the Girls.” A donation box will be on the side porch. For more information, click here.
Specific items to donate:
– Bras (new or gently used and clean) of all sizes (large also needed)
– Individually sealed sanitary napkins (overnight maxi pads with wings most needed)
– Individually sealed tampons
– Financial donation
We help provide Christmas gifts to children on behalf of their incarcerated parent; November through December. Contact is Jane Bren.
A long weekend mission trip to repair low-income homes in Virginia and West Virginia. Contact is Jeff Williams.
A wide range of programs to address homelessness and addiction in Richmond; we host one week in our church or at CARITAS. Contact is Doug Jolley.
We fill boxes with holiday food for struggling families that are identified by Henrico County’s Department of Social Services. Contacts are Amy King, John McLarin and Jane Boaz.
Sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus to transform those in prison with prayer, presence and cookies at Deep Meadows Correctional Facility. Contact is Laurel Marks.
A faith based partnership with Oak Grove-Bellmeade Elementary, providing volunteers and much needed school items. Contact is Mary York.
Repairing homes for low income, elderly or disabled Richmonders on the last Saturday in April. Contact is Randy Reaves.
International hunger relief; we raise money for 25,000 nutritious meals and hold the event to package them. Contact is John McLarin.
A 12-acre RVA District UMC farm in Midlothian that ensures access to healthy food and support of healthy lives. Contact is Ellen Reaves.
To date, River Road United Methodist Church has packaged over 120,000 meals for shipment around the world!
RRUMC hosts this race/walk that raises funds and awareness for Rebuilding Together.
Thank you for your offerings that allowed us to add CHM as a mission we support financially starting 2019! They provide quality health care in the name of Jesus Christ.