Manchester CT United in Prayer at South UMC * Sunday, March 4th @6pm in The Cafe



Outreach Program Overview

South United Methodist Church’s Outreach program is as varied and diverse as the people who enter our doors each Sunday morning.

We have a long and vibrant history of social justice and advocacy, often on the cutting edge of social change.

We are committed to reaching out and helping people who, for whatever reason, find themselves in need. We listen for and respond to local, national and international neighbors in need with hands-on and financial support.

National & International Missions

Each year a large South Church team travels to the Gulf Coast to help with the repair work when others have forgotten.  Years later there are still thousands of displaced families who need help.

Facilitator:  Dick Thompson


On Mother’s Day, we invite you to participate in the Church World Services’ International Blanket Appeal program. Why not honor an important woman in your life while providing protection from harsh weather for the victims of natural disasters.

Facilitator:  Boris Gerber


Help us set-up and staff our annual Heifer fair, your efforts will help send sheep, goats, chickens, etc. to families around the world, helping them feed and clothe themselves and improve their living conditions.



Did you ever imagine shopping for Jewelry or Pottery would be a way to help eradicate poverty? Come take a look in our South Chruch’s gift shop. SERRV offers enrichment as you shop.

Facilitator:  Edith Gerber


Local Hands On Missions


Work with us and help Manchester’s homeless families by serving meals and volunteering time in the shelter. Of course you are welcome to donate canned goods too, which helps keep the MACC pantry shelves stocked.

Facilitator:  Linda Vesho


Help us by communicating, supporting, and implementing Manchester’s 10-year plan to eradicate chronic
homelessness in our town.

Facilitator:  Boris Gerber


Help build a house and provide safe, affordable and decent homes as we seek to eliminate poverty housing. Building skills or experience is not required.

Facilitator:  Dick & Jane Thompson


SUMC’s Green Team is comprised of an eclectic group of activities; raising awareness of coffee production, to recycling electronics.

Facilitator:  Alexis Taylor


Join us on our MACC downtown Manchester walk on the 4th Sunday in April, as we raise community awareness and funds for MACC’s vital food, clothing, shelter and other advocacy programs.

Facilitator:  Linda Vesho


The Giving Tree at Buckland Hills Mall – sponsored by Manchester Area Conference Churches. We help staff the tree area, provide information, and accept gifts donated from the community.

Facilitator:  Jane Thompson


Seasonal Sharing Gift Baskets are collected, assembled, and distributed to families in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you bring the rolls, and someone brings a pie, and someone else brings a turkey…

Facilitator:  Bill McGugan


Help the local elderly and physically challenged families repair, improve and beautify their home. Each year on the last Saturday in April, we rake, paint, etc., and picnic with hundreds of other Manchester volunteers in Northwest Park.

Facilitator:  Pat Lapworth