Beaver Ridge UMC is a church dedicated to missions. We celebrate all types of mission opportunities from trips to collecting mittens to bringing food to writing a check. To help us be more focused on each mission and to give even more opportunities, we support three mission committees instead of just one:
Community Outreach is exactly what it says: offering ministry and help to those nearby. This includes, but is not limited to Food Pantry, Angel Food, mentors at the schools, Thanksgiving meals and collections, Family Promise, Compassion Coalition, assisting neighbors with utility bills through Community Action Council, etc.
If you want to get in a car (or plane) and DO something, Hands On Missions is the committee for you. This team will be coordinating day-long trips to places like Morgan-Scott Project, Jubilee Project in Sneedville, as well as longer trips to Project Crossroads in Marion, Virginia. Watch for details about planning meetings where those who are interested can discuss plans for extended farther-away trips.
Holston Connections will focus on those ministries that are ‘connected’ through the United Methodist Church. We branch out from our local church to the Oak Ridge District and then to the Holston Conference and on to the General Church. This is primarily monetary giving through special offerings such as Holston Home for Children, One Great Hour of Sharing, and World Communion Sunday. We also have opportunities to give resources to United Methodist Committee on Relief when there is a natural disaster and we fill ‘flood buckets’ or ‘food buckets’ or ‘school kits.’ Missionary support is an important component of Holston Connections. Beaver Ridge has supported two missionaries in the past – Harry Howe and David Warden.