Cheshire UMC has several opportunities throughout the year to serve locally and abroad.  Here's how you can get involved...

UM ARMY 2019

Our Team Is Ready!

Responding to the needs of our neighbors is our primary, missional focus but United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth also provides an opportunity for youth and adults to experience Christian growth through service to others. Participants combine their strengths and resources to meet home repair and maintenance needs for low income, elderly and disabled homeowners who are physically or financially unable to make needed repairs themselves.

Our National Program Team develops a theologically sound annual program to be used at all programs nationwide. Young people return to U.M. ARMY year after year because our programs provide the opportunity to impact the world around them and the encouragement to build relationships with neighbors in need, new friends and positive adult role models. Participants realize the power of God’s love as they mature into strong Christian leaders. Many will become leaders in the U.M. ARMY program. Some may choose careers in ministry settings. All will remember their time at U.M. ARMY their whole life long.

May 26- June 1: Centerpoint Long Island, NY

Young Adults (Participants must be one year out of high school)

July 14-20: Forestville, CT

Mixed Age - (Participants must have completed 7th grade or higher. Kids completing 6th grade may be permitted to attend, at the discretion of the Mission Week Director.)

Attention Adults: All groups are required to bring 2 adults (age 21 or older) for every 5 youth. Each adult participant is required to bring a vehicle to camp. Groups who are unable to bring the required number of vehicles may be assessed an additional charge to cover the cost of rental vehicles in camp.

Jennifer Roeder will be the UM ARMY coordinator again this year. Please contact her (call/text 203-444-4067, email at jlynnroeder@aol.com, or see at church) if you are interested in attending one of the camps. If you want a first-hand account of how impactful UMARMY can be, ask around. You might be surprised at how many members of Cheshire UMC have spent a week or two...or more at UM ARMY!

Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.

Acts 4 Ministry in Waterbury is seeking some new volunteers. There are opportunities for (1) personal shoppers to help our clients find the sizes and articles of clothing they need; and (2) volunteers to help in the warehouse with taking in furniture and donations, recycling trash or metal, furniture repair, and several other duties. If you are interested, you can contact Renee Poet at reneepoet@comcast.net or (203)758-0293, or contact Acts 4 directly at (203) 574-2287.   If you have even a couple of hours a week or every other week to spare during the day, this can be very rewarding.

Shelter Now, Meriden

The Missions Committee is looking for food donations to prepare for the residents at Shelter Now in Meriden.  All donations should be left in the kitchen/refrigerator by Friday, February 8th, and marked "for shelter".

  • 6 Dozen Eggs
  • 5 Packages of Bacon
  • 72 Slices of Cheese (American/Cheddar) 
  • 72 English Muffins
  • 2 Gallons of Juice

The Committee is also looking for 2 to 3 volunteers to help cook breakfast at the shelter in Meriden from 7:30-9:30am on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 9th
  • Saturday, March 9th
  • Saturday, April 13th

Contact Jennifer Roeder at jlynnroeder@aol.com OR text/call (203) 444-4067. Thank you!


Cheshire Community

Food Pantry

The Cheshire Community Food Pantry serves the Cheshire residents and local community.  on occasion,  they  publish their low-inventory 'Wish List' which we republish here.  Here's how you can reach out to them::

The Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc. (CCFP)

175 Sandbank Road Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 699-9226


Hours of Operation:

Monday | Wednesday | Friday:   9AM-12PM

Tuesday | Thursday:   2:30 – 6PM