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August - Mission of the Month

The Mission of the Month in August is UMAR/Group Homes.   UMAR is an United Methodist agency that is dedicated to promoting community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, vocational and cultural enrichment opportunities.  The organization was started in 1983 by Rev. Dr. Bob Pitzer.    He wanted parents of special needs adults to have their children in a home-like atmosphere and not live in an institution.   He wanted them to have opportunities to work and to show their artistic abilities.  

 There are a group of us at the church that visit the men and ladies UMAR homes that are in the area    We do crafts, sing songs, play games and enjoy talking with each other.  We usually go once a month to visit the men and once a month to visit the ladies.    Sometimes we could not visit because of COVID, but this year was definitely better than the last two years.   We did have a cookout last fall at Oak Ridge Town Park!

 Any amount that you can give to this wonderful ministry would be greatly appreciated.     In the memo of the check to ORUMC, write UMAR/Group Homes.   You can also donate online.

This ministry is so very special to me and to those serving in this ministry.      We love the special needs adults.    They show such unconditional love and the love of Jesus shines from them.     Please let me know if you would like to be part of this ministry.  We would love others to go visit the UMAR homes in the area.  I guarantee that you will be blessed! 


Lynne Toth



Africa University opened in March 1992 in Mutare, Zimbabwe as the first private, Pan-African international university. The pioneer group of 40 students came from a dozen Africa countries to pursue bachelor's degrees in theology, natural resources, and agriculture. Read More
The Backpack Ministry helps reduce childhood hunger in our local area and shares Jesus' love of children. This ministry provides food on the weekends, holiday meals, school supplies, hats and gloves and a birthday treat to children in our local schools. Read More
Since 2009 teams have been going to remote areas of Guatemala to install stoves and water purifiers in homes. The teams also provide a concrete pad (about 100sf) and whitewashed the walls in the kitchen and provided dewormer for families receiving water purifiers. Read More
Child Action is a Non-Government Organization founded in 2006 by Isaiah Njimbu after graduation from Africa University with a sociology degree, when he returned home to Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read More
The people of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church have been providing and serving the Potter's House evening meal on the first Friday of each month since 1989. Read More
The mission of the Good Samaritan's Food Pantry is to hold non-perishable food supplies for distribution to Northwest Guilford families during times of crisis and temporary needs. Read More
Hannah's Haven, A Teen Challenge Center, helps women develop in spirit, mind, and body so they can become all they were created to be in Christ. Read More
Kairos Inside is a statewide, inter-faith, 72 hour prison ministry that has served at Central Prison (for men), and at NCCIW (for women) in Raleigh since 1994. Read More
We have served the evening meal at Potter's House the first Friday of each month at 7 pm, continuously since 1989. We provide a complete hot meal to the residents of Weaver House. Read More
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2022 Missions of the Month

Each month we highlight one outreach mission! 

January- Disaster Response Tim and Christine Schneller
February- Camp Guilrock Rhonda Lee
March- Isaiah's Shoes and Socks - CAI Ed, Bev, Sydney Wentz
April- Feed the Hungry (GUM/GSM/Service Center) Spencer Sullivan/Alison Huber
May- Prison Ministry  Dan Nelson
June- Mission Team Fees Max Kern
July- Guatemela Max Kern
August- UMAR  Lynne Toth
September- Hannah's Haven Jane Hahn
October- Guilford Backpack Ministry Beth Waterfield
November- Christmas Store  Erika Gantert
December- Africa University Bev and Bev Wentz


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