"Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
Helping Neighbors in our Community
Through a partnership with Oakton Elementary and Mosby Woods Elementary, and Marshall Road Elementary schools, we are able to assist a number of needy local students and families with school supplies, personal hygiene items and snacks throughout the school year.
- Christmas assistance to local needy families
- Homework Club at Mosby Woods Elementary twice a week
Monthly meal preparation and delivery to the Lamb Center in Fairfax, a resource center for the needy and homeless.
Ongoing donations of clothing, food and household items to CHO (Committee for Helping Others) in Vienna
Backpacks and school supply donations each fall for Rising Hope Mission Church in Alexandria and Northern Virginia Family Services
Our Daily Bread (local food pantry)
- Ongoing donations of food for local hungry children through Marshall Road Elementary School
Alternative House (refuge for abused and homeless children and youth)
Ongoing donations of food for local hungry children through Marshall Road ES
Shepherd’s Center (Support Center for the elderly, located in Oakton)
We also support Helping Children World Wide:
Helping Neighbors Overseas
RISE AGAINST HUNGER (Stop Hunger Now): Twice-yearly meal-packaging to aid those in crisis spots throughout the world. Each event provides at least 10,000 nutritionally balanced meals.
Helping Children Worldwide: OUMC is among 13 Northern VA churches in partnership to support the Child Rescue Center (a school and orphanage) and Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone
Shoebox collection of Christmas goodies for Operation Christmas Child each year in November
School, health & layette kits, and Flood Buckets for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
Imagine No Malaria (global partnership to stamp out malaria)
One Great Hour of Sharing (global disaster relief)