Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Community UMC has a strong history of reaching out to others locally and throughout the world. Opportunities frequently arise to provide assistance and spread the Word of God outside our walls. Whether we individually participate in blood drives on a Sunday morning, partner with local ministries serving our local community or travel as a group to areas outside our community for disaster relief and mission trips, we are always seeking ways to serve God’s people.

Missionaries We Support

Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Edmiston’s are from Casselberry and grew up in our church.  Pat and Melenda traveled in early February to Papua New Guinea, where they served for 23 years, returning for the first time since completing and dedicating the Alamblak New Testament.   Pat is currently in Nigeria working with different language groups to translate the New Testament.  Melenda is working in Florida with new Wycliffe members.

Dick Mailman

Life Skills Jail Ministry
Dick is a long time member of CUMC.  After accepting God’s call to minister to inmates, Chaplain Mailman has continued, for many years, to offer classroom teaching, personal and spiritual counseling for inmates, as well as guidance to officers and personnel of the jail system. Mailman’s ministry takes place at the John Polk Correctional Facility and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Sanford; also, the Orange County 33rd Street Jail, as well as the Central FL Reception Center for the State Prison, both located in Orlando.

Lee and Karen Woods

Wycliffe Bible Translators
Lee’s parents were dedicated members of CUMC. The church began supporting the Woods when they first ventured to PNG with their 3 young children (who have now graduated from college). Lee is in charge of aviation maintenance at Ukarumpa and Karen works as a nurse in the clinic. Their work is essential support for the Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Delbert and Sandi Groves

United Methodist Missionaries, Zambia
The Groves are with New Life Center Zambia, handling many different jobs. Examples of Delbert and Sandi’s work are: Distributing PETS (providing mobility to the handicapped), training pastors, starting churches, feeding children, and printing Christian materials. Prior to Zambia, they served in the Congo and Zaire but were forced to leave because of the rebellions in those areas.

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Serve the Kingdom

Let us know if you want to be a part of local outreach opportunities or mission trips.  We offer a variety of opportunities for all ages so all can use their gifts to share the Good News. 

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