Rise Against Hunger
On September 22, 2018 Scottsville UMC gathered together to package 10,000+ meals for third-world countries. This was truly a multi-generational event! In addition to hosting the event our missions team held numerous fundraisers to raise the $3,000 required to host the event.
Bread for Life
We are a part of the Scottsville Bread of Life Ministry that was formed in 1995 by a group of dedicated volunteers from the local churches in Scottsville. This community ministry works together to bring food and other supplies to those in need. The Bread of Life Ministry distributes food and other essentials to those who request help. Each of the contributing churches (St. Anne’s Episcopal Parish, Scottsville United Methodist, Scottsville Baptist, Scottsville Presbyterian and St. George’s Catholic Church) takes a turn at leading this group effort. If you would like to be part of this ministry, come to the Scottsville Community Center (rear entrance) the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. to help pack up the food, and third Saturday of the month at 7:30 a.m. to pass out the food.
Mobile Food Pantry
We support the Mobile Food Pantry which is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge Food Bank and the Bread of Life Ministry. The Mobile Food Pantry needs volunteers on the fourth Tuesday of each month meeting at the Scottsville Farmer’s Market Pavilion. Start times are 9:00 a.m. if you are helping with carts and sign-in or 9:30 a.m. if you are helping with food packing and distribution.
Need for Others
Through generous donations, we have a fund that helps to support those individuals requiring assistance in covering their utilities or rent. Individuals receiving this assistance must be vetted by Love, Inc. Once vetted with Love, Inc., we can provide a one-time donation of up to $150. Individuals must wait at least 365 days before we are able to provide additional monetary donations.
We also provide assistance with prescriptions at the Scottsville Pharmacy. The same restrictions apply as above and individuals requesting assistance for prescription medicine must be vetted by Love, Inc in Charlottesville. This is a simple process that can be done over the phone and takes about 45 minutes to complete.
Scottsville Men’s Group has a stretch of Route 20 just south of Scottsville that they pick-up trash along the side, twice a year.
Emergency Food Pantry
The church office has an emergency food pantry for individuals requiring immediate assistance for groceries. All items in the pantry are non-perishable and there are no restrictions on who can use the pantry.
Our church is used as a central hub for distributing food for the area Meals-On-Wheels program. Additionally, each year we host a Lenten Fish-Fry that serves as a fundraiser for the Meals-On-Wheels program.
We work with UMCOR to coordinate teams to go out and serve in disaster response situations. We also collect various kits throughout the year to aid is disaster relief.
Each month we offer a free community dinner. This dinner provides a free meal to the residents in the area and allows for the community to come together and fellowship. We have on average 50 people attend our dinners and usually each dinner ends with a gospel jam!