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!

We help provide Christmas gifts to children on behalf of their incarcerated parent; November through December. Contact is Laurel Marks.

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 partner with Ginter Park UMC to collect food and clothes every Wednesday 9:30am-12pm. Contacts are AC and Judie Little.

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.

The Racial Justice group meets to educate and take action around issues of racial equity and reconciliation. This includes a Racial Justice Group as a part of the Missions Committee and a monthly book club. For more information, reach out to Jaimey Honea at

Connects individuals or families experiencing economic/relational poverty with a faith-based community transform lives; weekly “table” for one year. Contact is Angie Williams.

Safe Harbor provides the support that survivors of sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking need to overcome their crisis and to transform their lives.

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.

Disaster relief at home and around the world; we assemble hygiene, health and school kits. Contact is Karen Carter.

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.

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