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.

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NOAH Project

FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS, NOAH PROJECT HAS BEEN ON A MISSION TO EMPOWER LOW INCOME DETROITERS

Learn more about the project as we celebrate the work you are doing to impact lives in this community.

Adult Righteous Mission

Mission Trips have been part of Clarkston UMC's DNA for two decades

We celebrate the service with others. This year we were able to work with Urban Vine Ministries.

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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

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 East Michigan reflects the love of God by bringing the gift of MOBILITY and dignity to those in developing countries who are unable to walk.

Periodic Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers meet periodically to manufacture and ship mobility carts, as seen in the picture. These carts are donated, free of charge, to leg-handicapped people in developing nations, where they enable people to be transported, in dignity, to school, church, doctor, market, or just outdoors to get fresh air & sunlight. This is absolutely transformational to people who formerly crawled on the ground, were carted around in wheelbarrows, were dragged thru the mud, were carried on the backs of their loved ones, or simply never got out of the house. Mobility Worldwide East Michigan, since its inception in 2008, has sent over 1,032 carts (as of 1-1-21) to more than 20 countries in Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the Philippines.

Contact Dave Kauffman to get involved (dkauffyman@yahoo.com 248-425-3132).

Mission Grants

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

Ongoing

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.

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CLARKSTONUNITED METHODIST CHURCH

6600 Waldon Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346