Our congregation, as well as some families in the church, have partnered with 26 groups of orphans in seven countries in Africa and India over the past 11 years. As a result, 1909 children have moved from extreme poverty to productive lives in their communities through the three year process. Our current active groups are in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Our newest group is in Visag, India. Click here to see their picture and names. These children have just begun their journey out of poverty and updates on their progress will be provided as we receive it.“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). 

Brand New Day

Brand New Day is an outreach and rehabilitation program started by Erin Johnson, a member of our congregation which serves street children in the Philippines, helping them to grow personally, academically, and spiritually through shelter, education, and relationships

Contact: Steve and Sharon Johnson,


The FUMC Backpack Ministry makes weekly deliveries of non-perishable foods to over 100 food-insecure children attending Bruce Drysdale Elementary School, supporting at least four meals for these children over the weekend.  Our mission is to be a resource for these children and families struggling with food insecurity who need additional support through the weekends.

Donations specified for the Backpack Program support our purchases of these food items. The children thank you for your donation.

Jane Johnson / 952-607-7705 /

True Ridge

True Ridge works to connect members of the Hispanic community with the resources and opportunities to help them grow personally and professionally. They believe everyone deserves the chance to live a fulfilled life.

What makes True Ridge special is their sense of community and culture. They know the importance of feeling included, understood, and respected. By offering their services as bilingual, culturally connected advocates, they encourage and uplift this underserved and often overlooked community. We are honored to have them in the building and partnering with us in the community.

204 6th Ave W. Hendersonville, NC 28739

(828) 205-1170

Other Local Missions

  • This group works as a team with other churches and groups in the community to prepare, transport, then serve meals to underfed children on rotating Friday afternoons at the Boys and Girls Club.

    Contact: Lorraine Perkins

  • Provides homes, help and hope for Henderson County youth who have lost their homes.  We have a home that accommodates five foster girls with their foster parents and plan to acquire another.  We also support the training of additional foster parents by providing facilities and advanced remote teleconferencing equipment to the Department of Social Services

    Contact: Dave Bass/ 828-243-6446 /

  • Rooted in Faith Community Garden is a faith-based donation garden focused on building relationships, providing education, and growing fresh, organic produce for the food insecure of Henderson County.

    Contact: Robin Corbin at Corbin

  • The Providence House Community Meal takes place next door to Providence Baptist Church on Oakland Street every Sunday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. This is a hot meal for all those in need. Volunteers from FUMC serve on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays. Contact: Robin Corbin at Corbin

  • The Youth of our church have a servant’s heart and participate in a monthly Serve Sunday. Serve Sunday is a night where our Youth take the time to participate in a local mission project in our community. These projects range from doing yard work to feeding the hungry. Over the summer youth take a one week mission trip to be the hands and feet of Christ.

    Contact: Drew Morton:

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  • Volunteers explore mission opportunities in Cuba. They also travel to Cuba annually to build relationships and participate in “on the ground” missions.

    Contact: Anne Smith / 828-697-9363 /, Jerry Smith / 828-697-9363 /

  • This group sews for several different projects, including little dresses for Africa, layettes for UMCOR (which includes knit sweaters) and tote bags for school children in Haiti and elsewhere. Basic sewing skills are all that’s required.

    Contact: Jeanne Jones / 904-705-9711 /

  • Collects, packs, and distributes Christian media materials to developing countries.

    Contact: Sally Jones / 828-808-2012 /