We hold various fundraising events throughout the year including thrift shop bake sales, frozen entrée/bake sales, church suppers, and a holiday craft fair. Currently the missions we support monetarily and with needed items include:
Methodist Home for Children
Roots of Recovery – local nonprofit providing long term residential solutions for women and children
Share the Table – local all inclusive, no barrier, client choice food pantry
Mercy Abounds – FHUMC mission for emergency financial support
MATCH (Mothers and Their Children) – strengthening the families of incarcerated moms
Armenia Relief/Christmas Boxes
FHUMC Youth Ski Trip
Safe Haven of Pender County
Hope Recuperative Care Center
NC Conference United Women in Faith Mother/Child Retreat
Keep Me Dry Diaper Donation
UMCOR – household cleaning and hygiene kits
*New mission support for 2023 is the FHUMC Preschool
There are other missions we support with volunteer time including Summer Backpack food program, Back to School Backpack program providing school supplies for local children, Interfaith Refugee Ministry, CHAP (Community Holiday Assistance Program), Share the Table food pantry, Harbor Thrift store and others.
The Harbor Thrift Store is part of UWF and is staffed by church volunteers. The Thrift Store proceeds are a major source of funds used to support the many missions listed above. The Thrift Store is located at 1133 E Ocean Hwy Ste A in Holly Ridge, NC. Hours are Wed-Fri 10am – 5pm and Sat 10am – 2pm. The phone number is 910-329-1336.
FHUMC has two active circles, the Reading Circle that reads books recommended by the UWIF Conference that meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 10am in Room 6 and the Rainbow Circle that is a service focused circle that meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 10am in Room 6. All are welcome to join these circles.
For more information, please contact Bonnie Hunter at (540) 621-3645.