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Mission & Outreach

Weekly Opportunities:

  • Put non-perishable food into the church’s Little Free Pantry cabinet (open 24/7)
  • Put non-perishable food and (especially) Personal Care Items in the grocery cart at the back entrance of the church for SECOM (South End Community Outreach Ministries)
  • Mentor an East Elementary student through GUMC’s Kids Hope Program 616-446-4723


Monthly Opportunities:

  • Donate to the Hunger Offering every 3rd Sunday. These funds are divided equally among various food outreach ministries at GUMC and in the area.
  • Write to a prisoner via 70x7 cards for prisoners

Anytime Opportunities:

  • Volunteer at SECOM located at 1545 Buchanan SW Grand Rapids 49507. Call (616) 452-7684 or check out their website
  • Schedule an appointment online at and donate blood with Versiti located at the lower level of the church
  • Give to the GUMC Missions Fund. Some of the organizations and people we have supported recently are:

SECOM in Grand Rapids

UCOM on Chicago Dr.

UMCOR national and international disaster relief

Hope Gardens (establishing and tending gardens at local elementary schools with student involvement)

Exodus Place in Grand Rapids

Samaritas for refugee resettlement

Heifer International

Treetops Collective

Also: East Elementary school supplies, Grandville Public elementary library books about acceptance and caring, Haiti projects, Neighbors with emergency needs, Groceries for our little free pantry, Oscoda Native American ministries, Streams of Hope/Catherine’s Health Center.