Ministries

 VOLUNTEER AND SERVE GOD 

Our Suffern UMC community is proud to participate in the following ministries to help our neighbors in our community. At Suffern UMC, everyone has a way to make a difference. We want everyone to discover what's God's role for them in the church, using their gifts, talents, life experiences and passions to change the world! As a follower of Jesus, exploring and exercising your spiritual gifting is a vital and exciting part of your spiritual journey.
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Blanket Night

Members and volunteers come together to make, crochet, sew, repair and collect blankets to distribute during the winter months at the local nursing homes.

 

Food Drives for CUMAC and Local Food Pantries in Suffern, Sloatsburg and West Nyack (Year-Round)

Food drives are a great way to involve friends and family in the fight to end hunger. Food drives help food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens collect food donations to keep their shelves stocked. Food drives are also a great way to raise awareness about hunger in your community and encourage others to help. 

 

Operation Christmas Child

It is a hands-on ministry to bless children in need across the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and fun gifts. Suffern UMC members collect boxes and distribute them to children in vulnerable situations. Collection of items are from October to November. 

 

Mitten Tree Project

The Mitten Tree Project is an outreach program developed to share warmth during the cold winter months to children in need of mittens and/or gloves, scarves and hats.

 

People to People-Project Joy 

Suffern UMC has partnered with People to People to bring joy to a child during the Holidays. Project Joy provides donors with the opportunity to “adopt-a-family” for the holidays and purchase toys from children’s wish lists. 

 

School Supply Drive

Annually, Suffern UMC collects backpacks and school supplies for children in need. All donations are distributed in August to Connor Elementary School.