Regional ministries

photo of youth mission worker paintingNewark United Methodist Church participates in and supports regional ministries that serve the Wilmington (Del.) urban poor as well as those in the regional populace in general. Here are a few examples (note: links take you off site):

Angel Tree
A program of Prison Fellowship, Angel Tree reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives our church family an annual opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of inmates during the Christmas season. Each year during the season of Advent, our church organizes our local effort, accepts donated items and funds, wraps gifts, and delivers them to local families.

Emmanuel Dining Room
The Ministry of Caring, based in Wilmington, comprises a vibrant community of staff, volunteers, donors, and diverse supporters united by a passion to serve the poor. One of its missions includes providing nutritious meals for the hungry at Emmanuel Dining Room and other locations. NUMC has been a partner in this effort for many years and is currently responsible for providing one meal a month at the Rose Hill Senior Center in New Castle.

photo of youth mission worker removing wallpaperHabitat for Humanity of New Castle County
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Individuals within our church support this mission either by volunteering at a work site, volunteering at Habitat’s ReStore, raising funds and participating in Habitat’s annual summer Habitat In Motion walk/run/bike event, or through donations.

Methodist Action Program
The Methodist Action Program (MAP) is a social service agency in Wilmington that is principally focused on assisting youth who have encountered the legal system for the first time, the homeless and disenfranchised of our community and also Latino seniors who are adjusting to living in an “Anglo” community. NUMC provides financial support to this organization.

Pacem in Terris
Latin for “Peace on Earth,” Pacem in Terris was founded by an interfaith group of clergy and business leaders in Wilmington, Del., in 1967. Since then it has facilitated the active participation of people and organizations on issues and projects relevant to the quest for peace, justice, and sustainability throughout the world. It is an independent, member-supported, nonprofit organization whose work embodies a creative mix of hope and vision with pragmatic education and positive action. NUMC provides administrative support for the Pacem in Terris–sponsored Ulster Project Delaware, a cultural exchange to promote understanding and peace wherein local high school students from Protestant and Catholic families go to stay for a month with families in Northern Ireland and (in alternating years) Protestant and Catholic students from Northern Ireland are hosted by local families in Delaware. NUMC is also the distribution center for “Peace wreaths” at Christmas.

photo of youth mission workers carrying ramp platformYouth Mission and Wesley Foundation Mission Trips
Our congregation supports summer mission projects of our younger and older youth as well as those of the University of Delaware’s Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry.