Local Ministries

Local Ministries Supported by GUMC

Garner Area Ministries’ purpose is to serve as a central location for people who cannot afford to pay rent, utilities and/or prescription medications. Garner UMC supports GAM by collecting food, clothing and home goods for the thrift shop and food pantry. Watch the weekly bulletin for a list of current needs at GAM.

With Love From Jesus provides financial support, food, clothing, prayer and hope to those in need in the area. Volunteers are needed to process donations as well as work with clients in the store. For more information, visit the WLFJ website or contact a member of the Missions team.

School Outreach and The Giving Tree

The Missions Team delivers snacks to the teachers and staff at Creech Road Elementary School to say "Thank You!" for their dedication and hard work.

This past week, the staff at Creech Road ES were treated with a basketful of breakfast items to enjoy as they prepared for the new school year. The Missions team also provided boxes of snacks for the teachers to have available as they needed for their students.

Church members provide Christmas gifts for students at Creech Elementary each Christmas. Ornaments are placed on the tree indicating a child's need; new coat, shoes, clothes and special toy. Once the gifts are purchased and returned to the church, volunteers wrap and sort the gifts before delivering them to the school for families to collect and give their children.

Garner United Methodist youth help collect canned foods and other non-perishables to deliver to Garner Area Ministries and With Love From Jesus.

Since 2016, GUMC has helped children in need at community schools by providing Christmas gifts through "The Giving Tree" donations. They have also furnished meals, snacks, and gift cards for faculty and staff throughout the school year.