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 Bill and Bonnie Miller


Local 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 Bonnie Miller.

Blood Drive

Save a life....Donate blood! To find out when the blood mobile is at Arcola Church, click here.

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.

Mission Trips

Bricks of Hope - June 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. Contact Pastor Chris Riedel for more information. Our next mission trip will be in June 2019. 

Here is a video from our June 2018 Bricks of Hope Mission Trip:

Sneedville Mission

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 - Winter Mexico Mission

High schooler's 11th grade and up, college students and adults typically travel to Rio Bravo, Mexico in December to build casitas, cafeterias and other needed buildings. The next trip will be December 16-21, 2018. Click here to register. Contact Pastor Chris Riedel.

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

Seasonal Missions

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.

Little Dresses & Britches for Africa

We sew little girls’ dresses and little boys’ britches for orphans. Sewing is done on the first and third Sunday from 10:30am-12pm in the Cross Building. We provide the needed materials and patterns. If you can’t sew or don’t have time, you can donate money. The approximate cost to sew a little dress is $10 and $7 for britches for little boys. Our 2017 goal is to sew 200 little dresses and 30 little britches. Our prayer is that everyone at Arcola Church will help us meet this goal. We need funds for materials, for space bags, and for shipping - go online to donate. To learn more about this mission, go to the Little Dresses for Africa website.Contact Karen Rafferty or Sherry Cosby.

Giving Tree

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.