What does it mean to serve?
_"To follow is to serve, to be available is to serve, to believe and to trust is to serve, to accompany is to serve, to forgive and to be compassionate is to serve, and to celebrate the Eucharist is to serve . We also learn that to serve is always to share what we have been given. That is why serving always follows upon loving —because lovers share their gifts." --David Fleming
"What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." James 2:14-17
The 2017 Spring break
Meet our Mission Coordinator!
My love with missions grew out of my involvement with the Boy Scouts of America back in the early 1970's when I learned the Scout Slogan "Do a good turn daily" as well as growing up in the Church of the Brethren. As time went on being a volunteer at church summer camps, participating with Circle K at Bridgewater College in various mission projects (CROP walk & handicap awareness) strengthened the desire and willingness to help others. After college I continued on with the Boy scouts in various leadership roles (assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster, den & webelo leader). I became involved with Farmville UMC in 1982 and started working as a volunteer youth leader until 1997. In 1994 I was on a mission team from the church to go to Ottumwa, IA to help with flood relief. Since then I have participated in mission trips to Georgia, Southwest VA, West Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and the Eastern Shore of VA. I have been working with the Wesley Foundation on missions since 2007.