United Methodist Church
The Mission Team provides opportunities for the church to serve others locally and beyond.
Missions is so important to BUMC that our annual budget provides funds for our mission outreach. The Mission Team leads our efforts in to help with local needs and target opportunities outside of our local community.
Our goal is to promote outreach in the community. We support organizations with financial contributions and volunteering, with an emphasis on our local needs. We have also helped individuals with special financial difficulties. Money collected in our Sunday mission jars have been given to the Pregnancy Center, Back Pack Buddies, Hopeful Horizons, Boys and Girls Club, Gideons, CAPA, Carefour Friends, Helen’s Hope, Veterans, Hardeeville School, and Kamina. We have also collected uniforms and Christmas presents for Hardeeville School, as well as toiletries and essentials for CAPA. We have helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity, and assisted in cleanup and repair of homes damaged by recent hurricanes. meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. We welcome anyone interested in joining our team at any of our meetings.
Other Missions Support
Both the Bluffton United Methodist Women and the Bluffton United Methodist Men (BUMMs) conduct fundraising efforts to support charities they have identified. These are shown farther down on the page.
Miracle Jars on Sunday
In addition to mission monies provided via the BUMC budget, every Sunday, the congregation contributes to our mission effort via our Miracle Jars as they are passed along the pews. In this way we can make special efforts and connect the parishioners to the local charity recipients. In 2018 we collected nearly $10,000 in the miracle jars.
Opportunities to Volunteer
Part of the goal of the Mission Team is to promote volunteer opportunities in the area. Listed below are just some of the organizations needing help, which you may contact directly for more information:
Bluffton Self Help-843-757-8000, blufftonselfhelp.org
Family Promise-843-815-4211, familypromisebeaufortcounty.org
Habitat for Humanity-843-522-3500, habitathhi.org
Hilton Head Humane Assoc-hhhumane.org
Hospice Care of the low Country-hospicecarelc.org
Meals on Wheels-lowmow.net
Hopeful Horizons-843-524-2256, hopefulhorizons.org
Volunteers in Medicine-843-706-7090, bjvim.org
Memory Matters-843-842-6688, memory-matters.net
Deep Well-843-785-2849, deepwellproject.org
Palmetto Animal League-843-645-1725, palmettoanimalleague.org
The literacy Center-843-815-6616, theliteracycenter.org
Campbell Church Soup Kitchen-843-757-3652-25 Boundary St.-Wednesdays
Prayer Shawl Ministry 2018
Prayer Shawls were dedicated on August 19, 2018, during both worship services. It is our prayer that these shawls will bring comfort and love to the recipients who receive them. We feel blessed to be able to make them and feel it is one small way that we can do...
Prayer Shawls Dedicated
Twenty-one prayer shawls were dedicated by the congregation on September 24, 2017. The Prayer Shawl Ministry reaches out to those in need of comfort and love. Over two hundred shawls have been given to those in need through this ministry of love. As the shawls are...
BUMC Helps to Build a Home
Bluffton United Methodist Church joined nine other congregations to build an Apostle’s Build home for Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity at The Glen. At the ceremony on April 20, 2017, the family and the...
Epworth Children’s Home to receive February Miracle Jar Contributions
The January Miracle Jars supporting Samaritan’s Purse amounted to $633 ! Thank you so much for your very generous giving! Your February donations in the miracle jars are going to the Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia. Epworth provides group residential care for...
BUMC at Bluffton Mayfest 2016
We had tremendous support for our participation in the 2016 Bluffton Mayfest. The UMW was selling all sorts of donated treasures along with baked goods and their hand-crafted items The BUMMs were grilling and selling hot dogs, fries and other assorted food items Rev....
This Prayer Square was made with love as a gift to you from the members of the church. When you feel lonely or need comfort, reach for it in your pocket. Know that you are not alone. God and our prayers are with you always.
Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids Recycle
We arranged with the Lion’s Club to collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Broken items are okay. The Lion’s Club uses pieces to make new ones for those in need. Deposit your items in the box in the Narthex.
Hardeeville Elementary Uniforms
Uniforms are provided to students at the Hardeeville Elementary school who cannot otherwise afford to purchase them.
BUMM Missions Support
UMW Missions Support
Statewide UMW Missions
A unique community residence for women who are emerging from crisis situations.
Wallace Family Life Center
A specialized ministry of the UMW serving the Wallace and Marlboro County communities since 1979.
Bethlehem Community Center: Columbia
A multi-service agency serving children and families in Columbia.
Bethlehem Community Center: Spartanburg
A community services program in Spartanburg
Serving the community of Johns Island.