Vernon United Methodist Church
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Current Mission
In Matthew 25:40, Christ says “Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”  The mission of this ministry is to provide opportunities for this church to put these words into practice.  Our ministry members are dedicated to being the hands and feet of God and bringing his love to people in need.  We are blessed to have a generous, caring congregation, who are very supportive of our projects.

Our Food Pantry, Clothing Ministry and free monthly community dinners serve people throughout the year (see descriptions below). We provide food baskets for people in need in our community at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.  We have a Community Garden (Click here for details) in the summer, which enables us to provide fresh vegetables to people who use our food pantry. We have a one week Vacation Bible School for 80 – 100 children during the summer.  Other activities we have done throughout the year are Shoeboxes for Military, Blood Drives, March of Dimes Walk and School Supplies Collection.  For 2 years in a row, we have sent a Mission Team to the Red Bird Mission in Southeastern Kentucky, one of the poorest regions in the United Sates. The team renovated homes in the community and served as the hand and feet of Jesus. The Red Bird Mission provides a witness for Christ in the heart of Appalachia by providing food, clothing, transportation and health care assistance year round. 

The Mission and Outreach Ministry meets once a month, usually the first Sunday of the month, at 12:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome!  You do not have to be a member of the committee to attend meetings.  We always welcome your input and ideas.  Come join us!

Skylands Outreach Depot (Franklin, NJ)

We work with Sussex County churches to build up people around us and those in need globally. Learn more about this awesome collaboration by clicking HERE.

Food Pantry

This is a vital ministry in the life of our church.  It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  We are always in need of volunteers to help distribute the food.  Our shelves empty quickly and donations of non perishables food items are always welcome.  They may be brought to the church during office hours (Monday –Friday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.) or on Sunday during church hours.  To find out what food need replenishing, you may contact the church office at 973-764-3188 or admin@vernonmethodist.org.

New Beginnings Clothing Ministry

Our mission is to provide gently used clothing to people in need.  There is no charge for the clothing.  People may take what they need.  Any free will donations received will be used for our clothing ministry, food pantry or community dinners.  We are open the first and third Friday of every month and the second and fourth Saturday of every month, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Your donations of in-season gently used clothing, shoes or bedding are always welcome.  We do not take housewares, toys, jewelry, books, etc.  A rotating schedule is posted in Fellowship Hall.  Volunteers are always needed to fill in the empty spaces.

Community Dinners

Free community dinners are held the last Wednesday of each month.  The November dinner is held the day before Thanksgiving.  A general menu is chosen for each month.  We are always in need of people to prepare food, serve and clean up. A sign-up sheet is posted in Fellowship Hall.  We also enjoy dinner with our guests.

The Caring Hearts Fund

This fund was created in 2005 to help families demonstrating financial need. This fund raised in various church events throughout the year are dispersed through the Outreach Committee. Anyone willing to make a donation to this fund should speak with Pastor Eunice.

 



Making a Difference
We have many opportunities for service and ministry. We invite you to get involved and meet new people, build relationships and work with others to share the Grace of God with others in our community!

Fulfill God's calling in your life! If God has given you a vision and passion for a ministry that is not currently being done at VUMC, share your vision with the pastor and others and see how God can work in us!
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Vernon United Methodist Church
303 Route 94 / P.O. Box 345 / Vernon, NJ 07462 / (973) 764-3188 / admin@vernonmethodist.org

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