Serve

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

Seeking justice and serving others is at the heart of who we are at Severna Park UMC. We believe that everyone is called and able to share their faith in hands-on ways. We invite you to serve with us and connect with a mission where you can live out your call. Find out more about how we serve locally, nationally and internationally by exploring the links below. To get connected, email the leader for the mission that captures your heart or contact Kris, our Missions Chair.


Appalachia Service Project (ASP): Youth and adults work to make homes warmer, safer and drier in the Appalachian region while forming meaningful relationships with the families and communities. SPUMC has been sending teams to ASP for the last 38 years and this year our crew of high schoolers, college students and adult leaders will be doing work in Appalachia the week of June 29 – July 6. Visit ASP’s website.

Backpack Buddies: This is the main mission of SPUMC’s Sunday School children. Children and adults collect and pack backpacks full of food each week for 24 local children facing food insecurity on the weekends.  

Heaven’s Kitchen: A meal based ministry which offers Christ-like hospitality, a hot meal and clothing on the 4th Saturday of every month to the people of Brooklyn, MD. A great way for families to serve together, contact Chip if you want to be part of this effort.

Operation Welcome Home: Adults Loving Life (ALL) supports military personnel returning to the USA from overseas. We provide greeting cards to personalize with a supportive note to help provide our service members with a hero’s welcome home. Email Francie for more information!

Prison Ministry: Volunteers serve with denominationally and ethnically diverse teams inside local Maryland prisons. Activities include Weekend Spiritual Retreats, Bible studies, Bible instruction, and mentoring. Outside support includes Bible donations and youth Christian artwork for inside retreats. Our church serves as Spring & Fall team training facility for both men’s and women’s Weekend teams.

Quilting and Prayer ShawlsKnit or crochet a prayer shawl for someone who needs to be wrapped in prayer or help make a quilted pillow for a family in need.

Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN): Bring in food to stock our local pantry or volunteer at SPAN’s office for community service. In 2019, a VIM Team from SPUMC provided a major kitchen renovation for SPAN. SPAN is an interfaith ministry supported by many local faith communities and in addition to helping feed the hungry, provides emergency rent and utility assistance. Visit SPAN’s website.

Unbound (formerly Christian Foundation for Children and Aging): Support a child or aging person in Guatemala or around the world. Visit Unbound’s website.

Volunteers in Mission (VIM): Go on a national or international short-term mission trip! Trips are often construction based, but no experience is required.  The proceeds of our church garage sale support each trip. Visit the United Methodist VIM website.

Winter Relief: Help us turn the church into a home for over 40 homeless men and women who are in need of a warm, safe place to live during the winter. We also partner with Arundel House of Hope during the year to lead Bible studies, support the clothing ministry, and more.

Wycliffe Bible Translators: Help us support a family of Biblical translators and missionaries serving people in rural communities in Mexico.