We are so blessed to have important and vital mission and ministry happening across the West Virginia Conference!
Keep checking this page to learn about the work that is being done through fair share giving and the time and talents of so many.
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Bishops Sandra Steiner Ball and Cynthia Moore-Koikoi share their hopes, dreams and prayers for the people called Methodist in the West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Susquehanna Annual Conferences.
To watch Bishop Sandra's presentation to the districts follow one of these links:
Potomac Highlands District, St Paul's UMC, Oakland, Maryland.
Little Kanawha District, Mt Pleasant UMC, Mineral Wells, WV.
Heart + Hand Outreach Ministries is a mission project of the West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church. We partner with churches in our service areas to improve the living conditions of those in need with a food pantry, thrift store and other emergency needs.
Our Conference disaster response coordinators, Dan and Sue Lowther, in partnership with our Emergency Response teams help assess needs in the days following a disaster, recruit work teams, and help organize and collect materials such as cleaning buckets, health kits, and other materials as needed. This work is coordinated out of New Vision Depot, located in Raleigh County, West Virginia.
The Upshur Parish House & Crosslines, Inc. seeks to serve our neighbors with the compassion, generosity, and grace of Jesus Christ.
We provide emergency utility, food, and housing assistance. Our free community hot meals—offered three days a week—are popular with our neighbors, and our Clothes Closet is the best-kept secret in Upshur County.
We respond to other needs as they arise and seek to embrace all people with the joy and love of Christ. Everyone is welcomed here.
Heart and Hand House,Inc., a non-profit mission project affiliated with the United Methodist Church, provides food, clothing, shelter and other emergency assistance to in-crisis, low-income people of Barbour County, WV.
Our ministry programs include a food pantry; a home repair and construction program; assistance with utilities, rent, and certain medical expenses; providing layettes and infant care items; a consignment farmers' market; and two thrift stores.
The House of the Carpenter is located on Wheeling Island and serves people from the tri-state area meeting a variety of basic needs. The hunger ministry includes a food pantry, USDA Commodities, a community garden, farmer’s market, cooking and nutrition classes, potato drop and mobile food pantry. The thrift store offers clothing and household items. Utility assistance is provided in addition to a budgeting class. A financial management program is in the process of being developed.
In addition to the summer camp program for children and youth, the HOC offers a strings ministry teaching guitar and violin lessons, and a drama program during the after school hours. Work teams are active with our home repair program. Christmas Kids serves over 500 children each Christmas. Currently under development are specific ministries to children and youth in tutoring and literacy, grandparents raising grandchildren program, and ministries designed to work with other non-typical families.
Faith and action joined in love has come to mean living out our Christian discipleship in response to the needs of the less fortunate in Randolph County.
Whether the need is food, clothing, or home repair, assistance with rent, utilities, prescriptions or other emergencies, it is only through our faith that we can attempt to make a difference. Jesus told his followers to feed the hungry, clothe the ill clad and to shelter the homeless.
Tyrand is indebted to many for their unselfish work and we will always give God the glory and honor for allowing us to serve God’s people.
DaySpring, A Ministry of Spring Heights, is a mobile camp ministry that creates opportunities for youth to experience camp in their community. We offer DaySpring in multiple locations partnering youth and adults to have all the fun of camp in your neighborhood!