Featured Mission Partners

 

First United Methodist Church supports 19 local and international missions through the FUMC mission budget.

Bruce Drysdale School

Bruce Drysdale School

Bruce Drysdale School neighbors our church in downtown Hendersonville, NC. With an enrollment of 469 students in grades K thru 5, the school offers both Traditional and Spanish Immersion classrooms.

Members of our church provide food to 180 students each weekend through our Back Pack Program and sponsor Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Our members serve as leaders of the PTO, classroom and substitute teachers and volunteers. Our community garden, Rooted in Faith, also partners with third grade teachers and classes to provide hands-on gardening experiences.

BDS was the recipient of a FUMC 2017-18 matching grant of $8,500 to provide Chromebook computers for 30 third graders. The school has raised $2,000 of the match so far and still needs individuals, local businesses and organizations to contribute the remaining matching funds for another 30 Chromebooks.

Please contact BDS principal BJ Laughter at 828-697-5568 or wjlaughter@hcpsnc.org if you would like to help.

ZOE

ZOE

ZOE’s mission is to equip orphans and vulnerable children across the world to move beyond poverty and never need charity again.

ZOE invites children who are living in extreme poverty, often raising younger brothers and sisters, to join a supportive group meeting in their own communities. These children are given skills and resources to lift themselves out of poverty and into productive lives in just three years.

Since 2013 First UMC has partnered with seven groups of children in four countries: Rwanda, Kenya, India and Guatemala.  With our support, over 600 orphans have started businesses, returned to school, even higher education, live in safe houses, practice good hygiene and are free from abuse and exploitation.

For more information contact Carol Watson at carolhw313@gmail.com.

Disaster Response

Disaster Response

The news about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma was heartbreaking. These massive storms created havoc and devastation on the Gulf and Florida Coasts which will linger for years.

The United Methodist Church is there, working with local and state emergency management, FEMA and other volunteers active in disaster. We invite you to stand with our neighbors on the Gulf and Florida Coasts during this time. Your gifts ensure that our church will provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by this disaster for years to come.

To contribute to relief efforts, please write your check payable to FUMC with Hurricane Relief in the memo line, and mail to First United Methodist Church, 204 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville NC 28739. You can also contribute by texting FUMCHVL to 73256 and follow directions to select Hurricane Relief from the pull-down menu.

Homes for Youth

Homes for Youth

The mission of Homes for Youth is to provide a stable, safe, and appropriate housing with positive role models for homeless youth in Henderson County, enabling each young person to reach his or her full potential. The goals are to:

  • EDUCATE the public about youth homelessness in Henderson county and talk about what we can do together to effectively change things for the better.​
  • CALL passionate and determined people in our county to action on behalf of homeless teens, promoting advocacy, volunteer work, investment, and fostering.
  • EQUIP foster parents with the necessary resources to help their teens thrive.
  • SUPPORT DSS by providing a comfortable space, meals, and childcare for Foster Parent training classes.
  • HOUSE teens in their county of origin, allowing them to remain in their home school.
  • ENSURE a brighter future.  A nurturing will allow each young person to reach his/her full potential.

Contact: Homes for Youth

Joseph’s Outreach Ministries

Joseph’s Outreach Ministries

Joseph’s Outreach Ministries (JOM) is a local non-profit organization with a mission to provide support services and resources for people seeking assistance; build relationships to assist people in moving toward self-sufficiency; and, nurture spiritual needs of both those being served and those serving. Joseph’s Center is a homeless day shelter located at 701 7th Avenue East near downtown Hendersonville, with an entrance off Robinson Terrace. It offers several services, including laundry, showers, temporary storage, employment assistance, housing assistance, haircuts and a Sunday evening meal. Volunteers listen to guests and get to know them. Often a prayer or just remembering their name can show guests that someone cares. For further information, visit www.jomministries.org or call 828-595-9899.

IAM

IAM

IAM is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to meeting the basic needs of Henderson County NC residents who are in financial crisis by offering food, clothing, funds, guidance and referrals in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Founded in 1984, IAM is funded by congregations, businesses, civic groups and individuals and is powered by almost 300 volunteers who contribute over 36,000 hours of service every year. OUR MOTTO – “We are the hands that distribute what the heart of the community provides …. offering a hand up, not a handout.” For further information, visit www.iamhendersoncounty.org or call 828-697-7029.

Housing Assistance Corporation

Housing Assistance Corporation

Housing Assistance Corporation provides fall prevention services, housing production of affordable single-family homes, homeowner counseling and a home repairs program that addresses health and safety hazards in the homes and rental apartments. Since 1988, the corporation has positively affected over five thousand households in Henderson County while contributing to the local economic development. For further information, visit www.housing-assistance.com or call 828-692-4744.

Safelight

Safelight

Our mission: creating hope, healing lives, changing community

We are a nonprofit agency that provides support for victims of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Making it possible for families who want to be free of violent relationships to succeed. We make hope real. Safelight offers a broad range of services and has evolved from a strictly crisis-driven agency to one striving to develop longer-term services addressing community needs such as low-income housing and the unavailability of medical, mental health and substance abuse resources.

For further information, visit www.safelightfamily.org or call 828-693-3840

Contact:

We are a web based business. Please use Contact Page  to email your questions, provide feedback or volunteer.

Location:

204 6th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28739

FUMC

First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville

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