Rehoboth United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Our Ministries

 

Food Pantry

Over 15 years ago Rehoboth United Methodist Church opened a small “Pop Top Ministry” out of a closet to serve the homeless community in the area.  Eventually outgrowing the closet and needing to feed more people, the pop top ministry evolved into a food pantry to serve families in need.  Today, we serve over 500 families a month.  

 

Without the help of donations, Rehoboth would not be able to serve our community in need.  Majority of our food is donated through our partnership with Food Lion, Pontiac Foods, and Forest Lake Presbyterian, as well as Harvest Hope Food Bank.  

 

There are many ways to be involved in this ministry.  The first Sunday of the month is designated "Mac-and-Cheese Sunday," bring in a donation of Macaroni and Cheese to the church office,  bring in your plastic grocery bags and egg carts, or see Dan O’Donnell about volunteering in the pantry.     

 


 
Drive Thru Drama Ministry
 
Each Easter Rehoboth hosts a Drive Thru Drama of the scenes leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This ministry is a large production and requires over 100 volunteers to prepare. For more information on this ministry please click here to view our Easter at Rehoboth page. To become involved with this ministry please see ministry coordinator L.W. Smith. or contact the church office. 
 
 
 
DJJ Ministry
 
Our United Methodist Men's group is dedicated to working with the young men at the Department of Juvenile Justice Center. The second Monday of each month a few men go and visit the young men at DJJ and talk with them and share a devotional. This is a great time of fellowship for the UMM and youth participating. If you are interested in participating in this ministry please see Dave Petty or contact the church office for details. 

 
Coat Ministry
 
The United Methodist Men and Jeff Snow collect coats for the homeless each year. If you have coats, gloves, scarves, and other cold weather accessories that you no longer need, please consider donating them to this ministry. There is a container outside the choir room that is just waiting for your donations. 
 
 
 
Soup Kitchen Ministry
 
The soup kitchen ministry volunteers at Washington Street Soup Kitchen every Friday. They work with other volunteers to feed hundreds of people. To volunteer or donate items see Joyce Asher, ministry coordinator or call or visit the church office for more information.
 
 
Teddy Bear Ministry
 
Rehoboth collects teddy bears and other stuffed animals that are given to children in various community homes in the area. For instance, some go to the Children's hospital, Hannah House, or the Children's Garden.  Please drop your donations by the church office. To find out more about this ministry, please see Bill or Diane Clark.
 
 
Cell Phone Ministry
 

Upgrading your phone to the latest and greatest edition?  Have a junk drawer with old phones just collecting dust?  Rehoboth is a collection  site for used cell phones and accessories.  These phones are collected for Richland County Sheriff’s Department who distributes phones to senior citizens who are in need of a phone for emergency situations.  Please bring your donations to the church office. 

 
 
 
 
Eyes and Ears Ministry
 
The Lions Club collects eyeglasses, hearing aids and accessories to be given to needy people. The Greg Smith Eagle project cabinet in the hallway of the Education Building has a drawer specifically for eyeglasses and hearing aids. Come by the office, and we will direct you to the correct location. We will see that your donations are delivered to a Lions Club collection point. 

 
Bibles for All
 
RUMC collects Bibles and gives them to any who do not have a Bible or may have lost their Bible due to a house fire, etc. The collection point is the Greg Smith Eagle project cabinet in the hallway of the Education Building, or you can bring your donation to the church office. We will make sure it is put in the correct place. 

 
Box Tops for Education
 
Please remember to save your Box Tops for Education found on many products in your pantry.  Bring them to the box marked Wallace Family Life Center in the church office. The labels are given to Wallace Family Life Center, a United Methodist Women and United Methodist Church mission, in Bennettsville, SC. Wallace
Family Life Center redeems them for their ministry. 

 
Greeting Card Fronts 
 
St. Jude's Ranch for Children makes greeting cards for purchase out of old greeting card fronts. Instead of throwing away those greeting cards, bring the torn off fronts to the office. We will place them in our greeting card box and send them to St. Jude's Ranch.

 
Canceled Stamps Ministry
 
This ministry is a great, easy way to minister to others without spending a dime. Bring your canceled stamps from letters or cards you have received, and the United Methodist Women will send them off. Bring your canceled stamps to the church office, and we will give them to our United Methodist Women group. 

 
Drink Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
 
Please save the tabs from your aluminum cans for Ronald McDonald House. The church office has a collection box to take your donations. We will send your donations to the Ronald McDonald House.