1.UMVIM is an approved United Methodist ministry.

2. The mission projects are vetted and screened.

3. Volunteer teams can continue their relationship with the project site they served at via The Advance and missionaries.

4. All are welcome to serve.

5. Training, forms, insurance, etc. available

6. It's simple. Contact umvimwj@hotmail.com to get started!

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Youth Mission Opportunity - Urban Ministry, Birmingham, AL:

The Joe Rush Center for Urban Mission offers a full-service mission camp for junior high, high school, college-aged and older persons. The goal of the Rush Center is to strengthen relationships between volunteer groups and homeowners in the community over a can of paint and a paint brush. They offer opportunities [for this summer] in house painting for low-income homeowners (primarily those who are elderly and/or disabled). The work is designed to give your group opportunities to reflect, discuss, and pray about these important matters of faith: mercy, poverty and justice. They promise that your group will have time for spiritual formation and community building. Their prayer is that you leave tired in body, but refreshed in spirit and empowered to work for change. Currently, they have openings in July and the last weekend of June. For more information, please check out their website and/or email Danny Jones.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


M25 Youth Mission Camp:
There are open dates this summer at the M25 Youth Mission Camp. Students will stay at Mt. Bethel UMC in Marietta, GA and will work with a homeless ministry in downtown Atlanta. For more information, please email Gabe Barrett at gabe.barrett@mtbethel.org.

Team Openings on Team to Estonia:
Traveling from St. James UMC in Athens, GA to Estonia July 6-19, 2012. 3-4 Team openings in construction on a building at Camp Gideon. Tools will be provided. The cost of the entire trip is estimated at $1900. Contact Dave Himmelsbach dshimmels@charter.net for more information.
Team Opening on Team to Hawaii:
Will be leading VBS and working with Wainae UMC in rural Hawaii.  We will also work with homeless in Wainae and Honolulu.  Cost is $1225 per person and dates are August 13 - 20, 2012.  If interested please contact Heather Wilson, Team Leader,  at 818.333.6730 or at umvimwj@hotmail.com.  Young Adults encouraged and partial scholarships available to them.  Open to all....
Photo: Homeless in Hawaii often create tent cities on rurual area beaches as they get kicked out of tourist areas.


Position open: Haiti Respone Plan Team Coordinator. One-year assignment. Prefer someone with Haiti and UMVIM experience. Position available May 24. For more information, email Mission Volunteers, volunteers@umcmission.org or call 212-870-3825
Susan Meister
US-based Communications & Calendaring Coordinator
Find us on the web at www.umvimhaiti.org