Outreach Missions

Outreach Missions at Arcola Church

Arcola's Outreach vision is to come together to prayerfully engage a hurting and broken world with the grace of God by using our time, talents and treasure in service to others. For more information or to suggest ideas for new missions, contact Carole Salgado


Local Missions

School Volunteers

We've partnered with Creighton’s Corner Elementary School to provide regular classroom assistance to teachers. Volunteers will assist children with math games, reading exercises, and basic homework. This additional level of help can be very enriching for all students, and especially those who may not be able to get as much help at home. This is a wonderful way to support our teachers and make a huge difference for a child. To see the various opportunities, visit the Signup Genius, or email Carole Salgado.

SOME (So Others Might Eat)

SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization helping the poor and homeless in our area. We serve a pancake breakfast the 1st Sunday of the month from October - May and 4th Wednesday of the month  from September - June in Washington, DC. Contact Lori Ann Jones (for Sundays) and Rich Theroux (for Wednesdays).

Dulles South Food Pantry

The Dulles South Food Pantry is a multi-faith emergency food pantry. They provide nutritious food, personal supplies and other services to those in need in Dulles South and the surrounding area. It is located in the Chapel at Arcola Church.

Homeless Shelter Ministry

A team of people that provides a Lasagna dinner for Shelter residents once a quarter on a Sunday evening. The purpose of this ministry is to share our love by serving others. Contact Bonnie Miller.

Blood Drive

Save a life....Donate blood! Stay tuned to find out when the blood mobile is at Arcola Church.

Prayer Quilts

Prayers & Squares is an interfaith outreach ministry that combines the gift of a hand-tied quilt with the gift of prayer for someone in need. To learn more, click here.

Moving Forward Group

This diverse group meets monthly, and is open to all. Believing Jesus teaches us to “Love one another,” we affirm and support our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, as one in the Body of Christ. Our mission is to stand for equality for all without exception, while maintaining open discussion within the United Methodist Church. We share joys and concerns, prayer time, and discuss and plan proactive ways to live out our mission. Click here for next meeting.

 Mission Trips

Sneedville Mission

The Jubilee Project is a United Methodist mission project focused on community development, service and empowerment in East Tennessee. Rising 7th graders and older travel each year to Sneedville, TN. All adult volunteers must undergo a background check. The mission trip has been cancelled for this summer and is being rescheduled for June 13-19, 2021.  

Bricks of Hope - College Mexico Mission

High schooler's 12th grade and up, college students and adults typically travel to Rio Bravo, Mexico in December to build casitas, cafeterias and other needed buildings. Earn 50 service hours by participating. The next trip will be December 27 - January 1, 2020. Scholarships available. Contact Pastor Chris Riedel.

Here is a video from our December 2017 Bricks of Hope Mission Trip:

Seasonal Missions

Undie Sunday

During the season of thanks, the children and youth collect NEW underwear and socks for children in need. All sizes, shapes and colors - toddler though adult, boys and girls are collected. Contact Anne Moriak with questions.

Shoes for the World

Throughout the month of February, we collect shoes, any type new or used, to support Shoes for Progress, a non-profit organization that changes lives by providing shoes to those who have none in Honduras. Contact Sally Grizzard.

Giving Tree and Angel Tree

Arcola Church's Giving Tree features mission projects to help support local missions by donation of cash, checks or gift cards. The Giving Tree can be found in the Narthex of the Worship Center several times throughout the year. During Advent, the Giving Tree is called the Angel Tree and you are welcome to take an ornament (to keep) with a tag that will direct you to a donation. Contact Carole Salgado.