United Methodist Family Services

Reveille UMC
United Methodist Family Services is a nonprofit organization based in Richmond with locations throughout Virginia. UMFS champions high-risk children and their families. The organization receives voluntary support from many United Methodist congregations including Reveille in the form of prayers, presence, gifts, and volunteering. 

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. For more information about Reveille's UMFS ministry, contact Brenda Humphreys or Stephany Vivadelli.


Thank You for a Great Night!

On Friday, April 29, the welcome center was transformed into a beautiful dinner setting with the theme of “Under the Sea,” as Reveille hosted the annual prom for 45 students and 20 staff members from UMFS.  Members of the Lizzie Hoffman Circle used their energy and talent to create beautiful decorations for the event, and a fabulous catered dinner of pasta, salad, and bread was provided by The Place at Innsbrook.  

Reveille members traveled to the UMFS campus to assist with hair and makeup for the young ladies, and provide formal tuxedos for the senior boys.  Reveille helpers, dressed in black and white, served the dinner and made sure our guests felt special on their fun night.  After dinner, students moved to the youth center for cake and dancing, with a music-mix created by some of Reveille’s youth.  As the students left for the evening, they were treated to an ocean-themed gift bag filled with sea shells!  The staff and students at UMFS were very appreciative of this celebratory occasion and look forward to continuing this tradition next year. 

Open Table

From Poverty to Community
Open Table trains congregation members to form communities – called tables. These groups of 10-12 individuals can transform their own vocational and life experiences into tools that our brothers and sisters in poverty can use to develop and implement plans that create lasting change. 
UMFS  will launch the pilot project for this new ministry in 2017. They are searching for congregations to assist young people aging out of the foster care system, as well as helping families who are going through difficult times. 

Open Table Ministry
If you would like to learn more about joining the UMFS Open Table Ministry contact Ellie Speer or Miriam McAteeLearn more

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3900 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia  23230

Please note: For events at UMFS, youth under age 16 may attend 
only if in a service role and not to interact with the students. 

April 2016
Reveille Receives Award 
from UMFS
Reveille UMC has received the 2016 Faith Based Volunteer Leadership Award from UMFS. 
“From hosting the Charterhouse School prom, to the invaluable monthly activities, and everything in between, you all have exemplified what it means to be champions for kids! We are so excited to honor you and let you know how much we appreciate your collaboration with us to help children and families reach their full potential!” wrote Lisa Nicoll, volunteer specialist at UMFS. 
The award was presented at the annual Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Award Ceremony at the UMFS Richmond Campus on Tuesday, April 19.
Carol Shaughnessy and Brenda Humphreys, current co-chairs of Reveille’s UMFS ministry, would like to thank all who have been involved in our UMFS outreach, both past and present. 
“This is a great honor, considering how many faith communities are involved at UMFS,” said Outreach Chair Jill Gaynor in congratulating Carol and Brenda. ”This award is a great testament to your ministry and the many creative ways you have worked with the youth.” 
There is still much we could still provide to the youth at UMFS. If you would like to get involved in our UMFS ministry, contact Brenda Humphreys.