How can I serve?
HOW CAN I SERVE?
West Market Church’s outreach missions extend to those globally and locally, who are in need of caring relationships. We partner with other churches and mission groups to reach and serve those in need. For more detailed information on our many outreach missions, see below or for more information...
West Market Church works with many community partners such as the Greensboro Urban Ministry to help feed those in need.
A SIMPLE GESTURE
We participate and support A Simple Gesture. This is a way to collect food for the needy in the city of Greensboro. By taking a green bag and filling it with food that is collected every two months we are helping the most needy in Greensboro. Other feeding programs include the following:
HOT DISH & HOPE
On the second Thursday of the month we serve dinner to the homeless at First Presbyterian Church.
On the 4th Saturday of each month a group from WMC serves breakfast to the homeless at Potter’s House at Greensboro Urban Ministry. We partner with Believer’s Missionary Baptist Church and work together to provide the meal.
On the second Tuesday of the month we participate in delivering meals to those who cannot get their own meals.
APPALACHIAN SERVICE PROJECT
Members and friends of WMC travel to the Guyan Valley, West Virginia to repair homes and make them warmer, safer, drier.
COMMUNITY HOME SOLUTIONS
Volunteers from WMC repair homes in Greensboro for those who are not able to do this themselves.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Every other year WMC volunteers join with other congregations to build a house for a deserving family. See our Events page for upcoming dates and announcements about our Habitat build.
WINTER EMERGENCY SHELTER
From mid December until the end of March we work with Greensboro Urban Ministry to provide a shelter on the first floor of the church for men experiencing homelessness.
WMC has a team of people that work together to provide support for refugee families in our church and those who are settling in Greensboro.
The Care4Creation Ministry Team strives to develop a greater awareness of the calling and responsibility of all Christians to care for God's creation. Through education and institutional consumption and practices, our goal is to offer strategies and opportunities for the West Market Church family to positively affect our human impact on the environment.
We strive to do this by focusing on the following 4 Rs:
- RESPECT for God's creation.
- RAISE AWARENESS of our Christian commitment to caring for God's creation and opportunities to practice environmental stewardship.
- RESPONSIBILITY for the impact that our church and individual lives have upon God's creation.
- REJOICE in the goodness and beauty of God's creation and out efforts to care for it through conscientious practices and measurement of results.
Our projects have included replacing the lightbulbs in our church building with LED, lowering our energy usage and costs. The Shred-a-thon each spring helps finance our work and provides safe recycling of personal papers.
This ministry is highly involved in working with West Market Church to become better stewards of God's creation through organizational-wide waste reduction programs, environmentally themed fundraisers, and educational talks from guest speakers.We look forward to some new initiatives with area churches in 2018! Join us! Contact Ellen Van Velsor for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We work in the Maua area to support the Ithata School that we built and the Maua Methodist Hospital. Mission teams are sent from WMC every 12-18 months.
We work with the Boca Costa medical ministry in Guatemala to provide clinics for patients there. We also install Onil stoves and do other construction projects.
WMC is in partnership with congregations in Bulgaria where relationships grow and lead to transformed churches and lives.
WASHINGTON MONTESSOURI SCHOOL
We partner with the school to provide support for teachers and students by providing school supplies, teacher prayer partners, children's birthday parties and support for teacher’s meetings.