We seek to partner with our local schools in our community in various ways in addition to providing school supplies to children in need.
Boy Scout host/sponsor
FUMC chartered Pack 286 Cub Scouts of the Boy Scouts of America in January 2005 and continues to host year-round meetings and special events. The Pack is available to boys from first through fifth-grade, or 7 to 11 1/2 years of age and their families. Structured activities achieve the aims of Scouting – citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Cub Scouting means “doing” and having “fun.” For more information please contact Robert Stanley.
“Christmas for the Children” Christmas Party (in conjunction with Of One Accord Ministry)
Local needy children and their families are hosted to an evening of fellowship, dinner and gifts.
Children’s Health Fair
Church Hill FUMC’s Parish Nurse has coordinated a Children’s Health Fair since 2005. In partnership with Wellmont’s Holston Valley Medical Center, our goal has been to reach all children in eastern Hawkins County, infant through middle age, with all aspects of health education – physical, mental, social, developmental and spiritual. AND at no charge to the public. Annually, healthcare professionals and agencies donate their services, including vision, dental, audio and scoliosis screenings, and church members assist. Children with existing problems as well as potential problems are referred to appropriate health care assistance. With God’s blessings, this ministry has been very successful for nine consecutive years, with more and more children being served. Since 2010, we have held the Fair during the Community Celebration (a community-wide fun event for all ages) in order to be accessible to more children.
Community Clothes Closet
Church members volunteer along with others in the community to work in this store located on Main Street, Church Hill. Many hands are needed to accept and sort through donated clothing and house wares, to price items, work the check out, and so much more. Its board of directors manages oversight of the store’s income. The biggest beneficiary of funding is education, spread out to a variety of recipient scholarships and educational causes. Philanthropy to local organizations and individuals has exceeded $1 million since its beginnings in 1995.