We believe you become like Christ as you serve with others. We know God has uniquely gifted, called, and equipped you. We become family when we start to serve, volunteer and use the gifts we’ve been given to serve others at Clarkston, in the community and beyond.

Food Pantry

Providing food and household necessities to families on a temporary emergency basis

Monday, Once a Month

CUMC’s food pantry has served hundreds of families in our community for many years. It is able to provide food and household necessities (thanks to many generous donations) to families on a temporary emergency basis. CUMC food pantry is one of a kind. Our clients are able to shop and choose their own nonperishable items including paper & cleaning supplies as well as fresh produce, dairy, bakery items and frozen meat items. Quantity restrictions apply and appointments are required.

Sleeping Bags for the Homeless

Providing food and winter clothing for those in need. Collections all year with distribution in November


For the last ten years, Clarkston United Methodist Church has been coming to Father Blasko’s North End soup kitchen in November. It started with sleeping bags…bringing sleeping bags to make the winter a little bit better for the homeless. Sleeping bags are still part of the program. Eighty were handed out in 2010, but how this mission has grown! McDonald’s gift cards, personal hygiene bags for kids & adults, blankets, sheets, winter coats, shirts, sweatshirts and boots, bags of candy, bags of food, fresh produce and water. CUMC sets up the room, helps with the distribution of materials, and acts as escorts. They talk with those that are served. They share God’s love.

Collections may be brought into Clarkston UMC for distribution in November.

Mobility Worldwide

Mobility Worldwide reflects the love of God by bringing the gift of mobility and dignity to those in developing countries who are unable to walk

Once a Month Volunteer Opportunities

Mobility Worldwide reflects the love of God by bringing the gift of mobility and dignity to those in developing countries who are unable to walk. Formally known as " Personally Energy Transport " or "PET", this ministry is absolutely transformational for people around the world who receive mobility carts that have been constructed by volunteers. Since 2008, volunteers in eastern Michigan have shipped over 900 carts to people with mobility challenges across the world.

Contact Dave Kauffman to get involved (dkauffyman@yahoo.com).

Misison Grants

Mission Grants provide funding for continuing the work of connecting people to people and people to God


The mission of Clarkston United Methodist Church is to connect people to people and people to God. Each year, we support organizations locally, regionally, and internationally that seek to live out that mission by helping people. Apply here for funding for your nonprofit, and the mission team will review your application.

Grant RequestGrant Report Back


Midwest Missions Distribution Center

MMDC provides opportunities for individuals & groups to help provide disaster relief, education & medical supplies to those in need

May 2 2021 - May 7 2021

The mission of the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) is to compassionately help God's people in need locally, nationally, and around the world and to offer a center to fulfill the call for service to our neighbors in Christ's name.

Our next mission trip to work on disaster relief materials at the MMDC in Pawnee, IL, will depart on Sunday, May 2, 2021, and return on Friday, May 7, 2021. Contact Brenda and Lou DuPree at 248-625-5141 if you are interested in participating in a group trip to the MMDC.


6600 Waldon Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346