Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM)

Contacts

Barbara Burnside
Conference Disaster Response & Mission Coordinator
baburnside@neumc.org
(978) 682-8055, ext. 135
 
Conference UMVIM Coordinators
Susan Baker
Jeff Munson
(207) 446-5701
District Disaster Response and UMVIM Coordinators
CMA – Gerard Piscitelli disasterneumc@gmail.com
 
CWM – Bruce Arbour AFDChaplain@gmail.com,    
Tom McGowan tommcgowan26.2@gmail.com or    
Roy Richardson revrichardson@juno.com
 
MBH – Contact Barbara Burnside 
 
MME –Ned Crockett pastor@winthropumc.org
 
NH – Jim Meachen nh1015@gmail.com
 
NME – Contact Barbara Burnside 
baburnside@neumc.org or                                
Jeff Munson NEUMVIM@gmail.com
 
RISEM – Fred Yarger yargerfred@gmail.com or          
Skip & Mary Ann Danforth KiteSky@comcast.net
 
TRI – Steve Rafter sbrou812@aol.com or            
Everett Kuder e.kuder@comcast.net 
 
VMT – Charlie Magill cmagillVT@aol.com

Relief-supply kits

UMCOR provides on assembling the kits and a list of contents for each.

UMCOR Relief Supply Dropoff Locations

Please contact the site prior to delivering buckets/kits to confirm drop-off hours.

See the Disaster Response: Latest News page to learn about current needs and opportunities to help

Find volunteer forms

New England United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (NEUMVIM) teams serve where invited locally, nationally and internationally; VIM teams work in a ministry endorsed by the host Methodist church, partner church or agency, or non-government organization (NGO), and serve in cooperation with the local host group.  

Your team’s mission may be repairing homes after a disaster, building a school in another country or serving food and distributing clothes to those in need in your own town.

You may be teaching a Vacation Bible School class for a church that does not have the resources to do it themselves or at one of our New England Mission sites or you might take the challenge to host an UMVIM team at your church to perform local mission in your community. There are so many mission opportunities and so many ways to serve the least, the lost, the discouraged, the devastated or the last.

So what are you waiting for?

The 1996 General Conference established the Mission Volunteers Program Area (of which UMVIM is a part) within the General Board of Global Ministries, with instructions to enable the participation of Methodists throughout the world in global mission volunteer programs so that affirming, empowering, and trusting relationships would be established. The strength of this movement gains momentum day by day as the worldwide Church prepares to send and receive those who want to make the love of God visible, meaningful, supportive, and redemptive.

The UMVIM motto, “Christian Love in Action,” is taken from 1 John 3:18, in which Christians are asked to love “not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”

Living our faith is at the very heart of our Christian calling and reflects the purpose that has grown out of our understanding of who we are and what we want to be: those who express “Christian Love in Action.”