Outreach

Reveille UMC
At Reveille UMC, we are committed to using our gifts to make a difference in God’s world. Our members and friends actively participate in service to the Richmond community and beyond, in a variety of outreach activities throughout the year. Everyone can find an outreach opportunity that matches their time, their talents, and their gifts, making a transformative difference in the lives of everyone involved. 

CARITAS
Reveille will host CARITAS November 4-11, 2017 and April 7-14, 2018.
Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter, otherwise known as CARITAS, was formed to meet the needs of area homeless and the lack of temporary housing.  CARITAS at Reveille has a long history and has typically involved over 100 volunteers a year. Volunteers often report that their experience with CARITAS is very rewarding and gives them a chance to step out of their ordinary lives. Learn more about Reveille's CARITAS ministry

Financial Support
Reveille provides financial support to various agencies throughout the year. The primary opportunity for providing this support is through seasonal special giving during Advent and Lent. In addition, communion offerings each month go to help those in the community in need of assistance with their living expenses due to a life crisis.

Friends of the Homeless
Richmond Friends of the Homeless is a private, nonprofit association devoted to making a difference in the lives of the less advantaged. More than 1,500 meals are served each week at two locations, one south of Richmond and one in downtown. Reveille serves a hot midday meal and provides 160 bagged lunches for FOH each month.
Learn more about Reveille's Friends of the Homeless ministry

Prison Ministry
Reveille’s United Methodist Women’s Prison Ministry is a partnership with The Chesterfield Women’s Detention and Diversion Center. Members of the UMW serve as mentors, teach a four-week series of Healthy Living classes, and provide personal care kits to new inmates. A book club for interested women meets on a quarterly basis. Contact Donna Fay Kessel for more information.

Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit with a network of more than 200 affiliates across the United States. Their mission is to preserve affordable housing by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. Each year on the last Saturday of April, homes in a Richmond neighborhood are repaired, and dozens of volunteers from Reveille work on one or two houses. All skill levels are needed.
Learn more about National Rebuilding Day.
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger, formerly Stop Hunger Now, is an international hunger relief organization whose mission is to end hunger in our lifetime. The organization provides food and life-saving aid to the world’s most destitute and hungry, primarily through school feeding programs and shipments to areas in crisis situations.  Meals are packaged by volunteers through a fun and engaging assembly line process. Reveille’s goal is to package at least 25,000 meals each fall.
Learn more about Reveille's Rise Against Hunger ministry

Swansboro Community Ministries
Reveille is committed to building strong, dynamic partnerships in the Swansboro community on Richmond’s south side, working with Swansboro Elementary School, Koinonia Christian Church, and Love Center of Unity Full Gospel Church International. At Swansboro Elementary, Reveille provides mentors, guest readers, classroom helpers,  and library helpers. At Koinonia, Reveille members helped start a growing youth music program which includes tutoring, and they help lead the Girl Power in Christ program for the church’s Girl Scout troop.
Learn more about Reveille's Swansboro Community Ministries

United Methodist Family Services
UMFS is a nonprofit organization based in Richmond that champions high risk children and their families. As a partner church, Reveille UMC promotes the need for foster and adoptive families. We respond to the need for tangible donations such as clothing and personal items and through fellowship activities.  Learn more about Reveille's UMFS ministry

Westview on the James Camperships  
Our Westview on the James ministry gives children the opportunity to experience life in God’s great outdoors at Westview on the James summer camp. In 2016, Reveille sponsored a total of 25 children from Swansboro Elementary School, Koinonia Christian Church, and Love Center of Unity Full Gospel Church.  Children are selected by their school to receive a campership based on financial need. Reveille helpers assist children and families in preparing for the experience and provide transportation to and from this amazing United Methodist camp. To get involved, contact Claire Kaugars or Genevieve Murtaugh.