Missions

summer mission trips

Youth summer mission trip

All students (rising 6th to completed 12th) join us for a local mission trip with our partners at the Refuge this summer, June 12-17.  We will stay at the Refuge camp while going out each day to serve our local neighbors in a variety of ways (construction, VBS, visitation, etc.). The cost is $495 per participant and that includes everything you need (lodging, food & mission program).

APPALACHIA MISSION TRIP

Jarvis Church is taking a team to the Appalachia (Kentucky) to serve this summer, July 8 - 15.  We will do a variety of mission work from construction, food distribution, prayer walks and other ways to help people. We will also have some fun visiting the Ark Encounter & Cumberland Falls State Park.  The cost is $575 and anyone can go serve (minimum age is rising 9th grade).

Local mission feeding opportunities

Jarvis meal train

Our meal train ministry helps give a family some encouragement during challenging times.  Providing a meal to a family is a blessing that goes a long way.  The button below will direct you to the families on our list. 

shelter meal

Join our team that meets every 4th Friday of the month at 5:15pm in the TCLC to prepare a meal that will be served at the Community Crossroads Shelter.

1209 breakfast ministry

Jarvis is partnering with several other churches to provide a breakfast at 1209 Chestnut Street in West Greenville.  At this home Christians gather every Saturday morning to cook breakfast for, and serve, those who need to be fed physically, but who also need to be fed spiritually.

Jarvis Backpack pals

Every Wednesday this team meets to fill backpacks full of food that will be given out to students at Lakeforest and South Greenville Elementary Schools.  Reach out to Beth Griffin for more information or to volunteer.

PB&J Shelter Ministry

Join our team that meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm in the TCLC to prepare a peanut butter & jelly sandwich lunch for our friends at the Shelter.

Manna bag ministry

Jarvis Manna Bag Ministry was created to help with immediate food needs.  A ziplock bag filled with "ready to eat" snacks, water bottle & gift card to local restaurant is a way anyone can hand out to someone in need.  Help create bags or grab one to pass out.

volunteering opportunities

shepherd's helpers

Shepherd's Helpers has been installing ramps for the community of Pitt County for years!  This dedicated group would love for you to join them on a Thursday to install more than ramps, to give hope to those who receive them.

transportation ministry

This team blesses people who need transportation to worship on Sundays.  Jarvis has a 15 passenger van that does not need a special license to drive.  

SHEPHERDING MINISTRY

Jarvis is developing a Shepherding Ministry so that no one in the Jarvis Church family will feel alone.  This team could call, write notes and care for members as they walk through life.  Please click the button below for more information on how to join this important team.

UM Volunteers in mission

UMVIM has offered a framework through which disciples can engage in short-term mission locally, nationally, and globally.  Our volunteers are lay and clergy, young and old, with differing abilities and vocations, from all walks of life.

Welcome ministries

On Sundays, these dedicated volunteers are the welcoming faces people meet.  Join the GO TEAM for the 9am Service or the USHER TEAM for the 11am Service.

Help me find a place to volunteer

A body needs all of its different parts to perform in order to fulfill its design.  If you are unsure of where to serve, click the button below to see a list & share what interests you.  You have gifts that Jarvis Church needs, come HELP.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Our church mission plan comes out of Acts 1:8, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  
Our church family is sent out to serve our brother and sisters at the local, national and international stages.  
See below where you can join in to be the hands and feet of Christ!

local missions

feeding neighbors

Community Shelter Meal
Monthly meal for residents

Feed My Sheep
Food distribution from church location

Shelter PB&J
Lunch meals provided for shelter residents

JOY Soup Kitchen
Partnership to help feed community

Food Bank of ENC
Partnership to provide food for community

Manna Bags
Packets to provide instant access for meals

hands and feet

Shepherd's Helpers
Providing access ramps at homes

Youth Missions
Partnering with the Refuge to send students to impact their local communities in variety of service projects

churches 4 children

Back Pack Pals
Providing food & goods for children of Lake Forest & South Greenville Elementary schools

Valentine's Books
Providing reading material  for children of Lake Forest & South Greenville Elementary schools

Angel Tree
Christmas gifts & support for foster families

Boys and Girls Club
Partnership to help kids enrolled at local clubs

Methodist Home for Children
Partnership to support families fostering and adopting children

supporting helpers

First Responders Luncheon
Encouraging our first responders with this annual lunch

Manna Bags
Partnership to provide goods for responders to give to those they  encounter in need

National missions

umvim

umcor

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission
Short term volunteer sending agency that offers training for leaders and volunteers.
United Methodist Committee on Relief
As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need.

storm response/ert

umvim

Storm Response/Emergency Response Training
Providing resources by sending teams for clean up or help.
MERCI Center
Disaster Response and Mission Support Center warehouse, located in Goldsboro, that receives and ships supplies.

international missions

mission trips

children & communities

Puerto Rico
Partnership with Thirst Missions to Puerto Rico
Agape Boxes
Sending packaged boxes to Armenia for kids

Agape Projects
Ministry to Armenia and to some of our most desperate Christian brothers and sisters

Operation Christmas Child
Sending shoeboxes to kids

want to serve?

if you wish to get involved, complete the information below to be contacted by a ministry.