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Advance Specials 

The Advance is an accountable, designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church that ensures 100% of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry. Our work fulfills both physical and spiritual needs through various partnerships in the Commonwealth to reach mutual goals that make a life-changing and long-lasting impact. The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church continues our effort to support our Advance Special Partners through prayer, financial support, and engagement.

Children Outreach

Henry Fork Service Center (#5008)

Henry Fork Service Center seeks to make God’s love visible by being a positive Christian presence in the neighborhood south of Rocky Mount, Va. Age appropriate activities for children ages 2-14 include Christian education, academic enrichment, nutrition, recreation and opportunities for the arts.

Address

71 Sandridge Rd., Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Tel.

540-483-2819

Kids Soar (#5004)

A direct-service provider for children and youths of poverty in inner-city Roanoke. It addresses basic needs of poverty such as food and clothing, and provides a safe environment for children and youths in dealing with issues of violence, racism, drug and alcohol abuse.

Address

305 Mountain Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Tel.

540-342-3103

Agape Christian Children’s Community Center (#5020)

An outreach ministry to children at high risk for abuse, neglect and school dropout on the Eastern Shore. Sharing Christ through programs like preschool, Vacation Bible School and computer training.

Address

4605 Fleming Rd. Horntown, VA

Tel.

757-336-6436

Immigration & Creation Outreach

English as Second Language and Immigrant Ministries (#5036)

A network of churches offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to northern Virginia immigrant communities. Provides volunteer recruitment, student recruitment and administrative support for its partner ESL programs.

Address

10901 Cobble Run, Spotsylvania, VA 22551

Tel.

703- 841-0292

Just Neighbors Ministry Inc (#803002)

Offering immigration legal services to low-income immigrant communities. Also, involved in bringing immigrant and non-immigrant communities together through community clinics.

Address

7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 900, Annandale VA 22003

Tel.

703-979-1240

Caretakers of God’s Creation: (#5016)

Virginia Conference Bd. Of Church and Society project that develops and promotes resources for churches to become “Green Churches” in their efforts to become environmentally sustainable.

Tel.

703-231-5956

Community Outreach

Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church (#5043)

This ministry meets the needs of the poor through programs such as food, clothing, emergency assistance, after school care and others. The programs are run by volunteers.

Address

8220 Russell Road Alexandria, VA 22309

Wesley Community Service Center (#5025)

A national mission institution related to the United Women in Faith, Inc., offering programs and services in the tradition of the historic settlement house movement in America, aimed at empowering the poor and marginalized while conveying a message of human dignity and worth for all persons.

Address

1701 Elm Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23704

Tel.

(757) 399-0541

Belmont Community Resource Service (#5039)

Is a non-profit ministry of Belmont UMC addressing community development needs and activities in a neighborhood in transition

Address

3510 Broad Rock Blvd. Richmond, VA 23234

Tel.

(804) 275-6336

Pathways (#5045)

Advancing community restoration, spiritual and physical health, and economic growth in Petersburg through partnerships. Programs include youth and workforce development, affordable green housing production, civic engagement, and free specialty health services.

Address

1200 West Washington St. Petersburg, VA 23803

Tel.

804-862-1104

Journey Community Center (#5009)

A multi-program mission of Journey Church to at risk children and adults in rural western Amelia County.

Address

19210 Patrick Henry Hwy suite c, Amelia Court House, VA 23002

Tel.

804-307-0369

Embrace Community Center (#5034)

Center for Community

Embrace is a gathering of people of peace and compassion who feel led to radically love their neighbors, build transformative relationships, and pour our shared resources into creating a stronger community.

Address

932 Fir St. Waynesboro, VA 22980

Tel.

540-649-7149

Community Outreach

Disability Outreach

Open Table (#5042)

Open Table has been developing models and processes that train diverse people from many community sectors how to organize and invest their relational and social capital in people with complex needs. Open Table training helps move communities from scarcity-based approaches that limit impact to an abundance-based approach that creates access to unlimited relational and social capital.

Address

7000 W Franklin St Richmond, Virginia 23226

Tel.

804-370-7365

Heart Havens (#6442)

Heart Havens, also a Relationship Partner to the Virginia Conference, provides residential support for adults with intellectual disabilities through a network of 12 homes across Virginia. Heart Havens’ homes offer a Christian, faith-based home environment, empowering individuals to be independent, contributing citizens in their community

Address

7501 Boulders View Dr, Suite 205, Richmond, VA 23225

Tel.

 804-237-6097

Camp Rainbow Connection (#6443)

Camp Rainbow Connection is a week-long respite camp held twice in the summer for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Camp Rainbow is a vital ministry of the Connectional Ministries, Virginia Conference. 

Address

 10330 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060

Tel.

804-521-1144

Prison Outreach

All God’s Children Camp (#5301)

All God’s Children Camp is a week-long overnight camp for children ages 7 to 12, with an incarcerated parent. All God’s Children Camp is a vital ministry of the Connectional Ministries, Virginia Conference. 

Address

 10330 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060

Tel.

804-521-1138

Hope Beyond Bars (#5040)

Hope Beyond the Bars is a prison art ministry designed to introduce inmates in the Virginia Department of Corrections to the glory of God through the gifts of their own artistic talents. 

Address

PO Box 280 | Scottsville, VA 24590

Tel.

434-286-4632

Outreach Ministries

Retired Clergy Housing Corporation (#5030)

Retired Clergy Housing Corporation (RCHC) provides and maintains housing for retired clergy and their family of the Virginia Annual Conference who qualifies.

Address

5101 Cox Rd. #225, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Tel.

804-474-8700

Highland Support Project (#5007)

HSP networks Indigenous communities of the Americas with financial, technical, and political support to enlarge people’s freedom and opportunities and improve their wellbeing.

Address

PO BOX 7185, RICHMOND, VA 23221

Tel.

804-363-6789

Disaster Outreach

Virginia Conference Disaster Response (#5037)

Disaster Response and Recovery Coordinates preparation, response, and recovery in the conference during times of disaster. This addresses the personnel needed, equipment required and Christian witness that is desired in such situations.

Address

 10330 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060

Tel.

757-408-6653

Virginia Conference UMVIM (#5038)

Virginia Conference UMVIM Grant is a fund to support local churches in sending UMVIM International & Local teams. Support this grant so we can encourage sending more teams to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world!

Address

 10330 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060

Tel.

804-521-1138

Nationwide

National Advance Specials

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission – SouthEastern Jurisdiction (#901875)

Coordinating and preparing volunteers for short-term service 

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Hinton Rural Life Center (#731372)

Providing home repair to address substandard housing issues that are linked to poor health 

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Kentucky: Henderson Settlement, Frakes (#773365)

Creating opportunities for better lives through Christ-centered service 

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Disaster Response, United States (#901670)

Supporting UMCOR’s response to disasters

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Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (#982050)

Inspiring hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia

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South Dakota: Tree of Life Ministry (#123615)

Serving the American Indian community 

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UMCOR Sager Brown (#901515)

Providing opportunities for both short- and long-term volunteers to engage in hands-on missions. 

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Tennessee: Jubilee Project, Inc. Sneedville (#781350)

Addressing the needs of the whole person through direct services and empowerment programs 

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Mississippi United Methodist Choctaw Mission (#761544)

Progressing toward health and wholeness and developing Choctaw leadership 

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District of Columbia: Christ House Medical Service (#381215)

Providing comprehensive health care and supportive services for sick, homeless men and women 

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Kentucky: Red Bird Mission, Inc., Beverly (#773726)

Empowering and advocating justice through spiritual, educational, health, and outreach ministries

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Virginia: Society of St. Andrew (#801600)

Salvaging fresh produce to reduce hunger and improve the health of people in greatest need across the U.S. 

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Worldwide

International Advance Specials

The Bishop John K. Yambasu Agriculture Initiative (#982188)

Improving farm practices and nutrition of small- scale farmers in rural communities in Africa

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Mozambique: Chicuque Rural Hospital (#09734A)

Providing health care for 500,000 people in the province of Inhambane.

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Mozambique: Bungane Secondary School and Women's Training Center (#3021656)

Improving education and materials for a women’s training center in the community

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Sierra Leone: Child Rescue Center (#14377A)

Providing a holistic, faith-based program for vulnerable children

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Brazil: Shade and Freshwater (#11580A)

Helping at-risk children and teens develop character through a national after-school network 

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Brazil: John Wesley Medical Boat (#14753A)

Providing medical and dental assistance for villages in the Amazon 

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Mexico: Give Ye Them to Eat (#07629A)

Providing medical and dental assistance for villages in the Amazon 

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Guatemala: Mission Guatemala (#3019214)

Implementing health, education and nutrition programs in the Lake Atitlan region 

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Haiti: Christian Education and Evangelism in Haiti (#3021648)

Educating children of Haiti through Methodist schools

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Cambodia: Street Children Ministry (#14921A)

Creating educational opportunities for street children to improve their quality of life

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Cambodia Mission Initiative (#00230A)

Supporting new churches, pastors’ salaries, leadership development, and outreach ministries

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Vietnam Mission Initiative (#14932A)

Supporting congregational development, pastors’ salaries, economic development and building projects

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Laos: Seed Project (#3020462)

Offering loans to women to start small businesses

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Eurasia In Mission Together - Ukraine and Moldova (#14053A)

Funding pastors’ salaries and church ministries and establishing new churches

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