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 Bill and Bonnie Miller.
LOCAL MISSIONS MISSION TRIPS SEASONAL MISSIONS
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 Linda and Tim Carroll.
Save a life....Donate blood! To find out when the blood mobile is at Arcola Church, click here.
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.
Bricks of Hope - Mexico Mission
Each year we travel to Rio Bravo, Mexico and work with the Mexican Methodist Church in a number of ways. We have built casitas for families, hosted bible schools for local children, a community center to develop fellowship and community, assisted in providing care at a medical clinic, built additions to churches and schools, and we built a public kindergarten called Elinore Jean Riedel School. Must be rising 9th grade and older. To learn more, click here.
The Jubilee Project is a United Methodist mission project focused on community development, service and empowerment in East Tennessee. Youth and adults travel each year to Sneedville, TN. To learn more, click here.
Bricks of Hope - College Mission
High school seniors, college students and adults typically travel to Rio Bravo, Mexico each year during school winter break to build casitas, cafeterias and other needed buildings. The next trip will be in December 2017.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a way to share good news and great joy with children around the world by packing a simple shoebox full of a variety of gifts. To learn more, click here or contact Anne Moriak.
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.
Birthing Kits are created to be used by hospitals and clinics in third world countries to help save mothers and their babies. Each kit contains: soap, latex gloves, plastic sheeting, string, razor blade, and two receiving blankets. These items promote a safe, clean delivery and encourage good aftercare. These kits are done on an "as needed" basis.
The Arcola Church 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. Contact Bonnie Miller.