SERVING OTHERS

Frostburg United Methodist Church aims to provide opportunities for people to meet together to feel closer to God and to feel a part of the community of faith.  One way to do this is through outreach.  Connect with us and our community with any of these wonderful volunteer opportunities.

CHANGE THE WORLD

Change the World was established at Frostburg United Methodist Church in 2011.  The Baltimore-Washington Conference asked churches to do something to “change the world” in their local community.  FUMC decided to support the Interfaith Food Pantry by holding a Curb-Side Food Drive.  Community members simply pull up to the curb in front of the church and volunteers collect their non-perishable food donation or monetary contribution.  The United Methodist Men traditionally serve a delicious breakfast and the United Methodist Women coordinate a soup and sandwich lunch for volunteers that is also open to the community. 

In 2013, FUMC decided to expand to Cumberland.  In the afternoon, volunteers hand out free bagged meals to those in need and also offer individuals prayer and counsel.  In 2014, the church expanded the event again and asked the congregation and community to donate new and gently used backpacks and duffle bags to be given to Pressley Ridge, an organization who places youth in foster homes in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties.  Most often these children carry their belongings in a trash bag.  

Change the World continues to expand and grow!  If you would like more information, or would like to get involved in this event, please contact the church office.

FROSTBURG AREA INTER-FAITH FOOD PANTRY

44 West Main Street

Frostburg, Maryland 21536

301.687.1728

Open Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact Frostburg United Methodist Church at 301.689.6626 for more information on the application process.

 

Non-perishable donations can be dropped off at the back of the Pantry, which can be accessed via the church parking lot on Mechanic Street.

X-KIDS

Wednesdays After School

3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

 

Beall Elementary School

X-KIDS is an After School Program offered at Beall Elementary by Frostburg United Methodist Church.  The program provides fun activities, including a Bible message from Pastor Kyle to help 50+ children grow in their faith.

CAMP HOPE

CAMP HOPE, Inc. is an independent organization serving Allegany County Maryland and the surrounding areas.  But, CAMP HOPE is so much more than that!   Each summer, over 400 youth and adults from various churches and denominations repair between 55 and 60 homes during a four-week period.  Church teams each serve one week while staying together in the dorms of Frostburg State University.  Daily routine includes meals together, work at home sites, prayer/reflection/songs, worship, group activities, more meals together, and truck loads of FUN!  Everyone involved with Camp Hope (youth volunteer, adult volunteer, homeowner) is blessed as God's unconditional love is shared and celebrated through service, fellowship, witness, and song.       

Frostburg United Methodist Church started CAMP HOPE in 1977 and continues to support its mission to share the love of Jesus.  Our church hosts daily breakfasts and several evening services each week, as well as providing its own work teams during one of the Camp's four weeks in July.  Work teams consist of 5-8 people and each team must include at least 2 adults.  To serve as a work camper, youth must be between the ages of 14-18.  Persons ages 19-23 may also serve as a young adult.  Camper registrations must be finalized with CAMP HOPE, Inc. by the end of January each year.  

 

If you are interested in participating in Camp Hope with Frostburg UMC, please contact:

 

Ron Tenaglio

office@frostburgumc.comcastbiz.net

 

If you have additional questions or interests, please visit the CAMP HOPE Mission Page.

PENNIES INTO POTATOES

The Society of Saint Andrew is modeled after Jesus and feeds those who are hungry every day.  Volunteers collect potatoes by gleaning fields (going back after harvest and collecting what is left).  They also collect potatoes that have been rejected by commercial markets due to slight imperfections such as size or shape.  The potatoes are perfectly edible and donated by the farmers.  The potatoes are free and funds are only needed for packaging and distribution.  This means that a pound of potatoes can be given to those in need for approximately a mere cents per pound.

 

Our church contributes through a program called Pennies Into Potatoes.  All pennies in the offering plate each Sunday go to this project.  Jars are also in the entry way for collection.  Volunteers are always needed to sort and bag potatoes when the local food bank is in need. 

 

More information can be found on the End Hunger website. 

SUMMER LUNCH BOX PROGRAM
SALVATION ARMY BAGS
COATS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES

For more information on Outreach, please contact coordinator: 

 

Tony Crosby

acrosby@frostburg.edu

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