Mission Central

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
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About UGUMC Missions

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” — Mark 10:45

Here at UGUMC, we are a mission minded church. Our projects are determined by available resources (human, logistical, and financial). We believe that when you see a need, you should do your best to meet that need, and we try to put our faith into action whenever possible. Our most recent efforts toward “faith in action” include becoming a sponsor of the Maryville College Pride Club and the Bruno Projects we’re currently carrying out with other community partners like A Place to Stay

This Mission Central page is your gateway to past and present mission activities. We’re also open to suggestions for future missions, so leave a comment, contact us through the chat feature on any of posts to this page, or fill out the connection card at the bottom of this page.

If you’re not able to participate in one of the group mission opportunities below, but still want to reach out to others, you can make a designated offering to our mission work through our account at Tithely. Just visit https://tithe.ly/give?c=4118449 and follow the instruction for making your offering. When asked which fund, please choose “Bruno Projects” so we know you’re contributing to mission work. There is no fee for the account or for making your offering through Tithe.ly. 

If you are not comfortable using a debit or credit card online, you can mail your offerings/tithes to:

Union Grove UMC
1151 Lane Drive
Friendsville, TN 37737

Please be sure to make your checks payable to “Union Grove UMC Friendsville“ and please write “Bruno Projects” on the memo line.

We also provide annually updated opportunities for individual mission work through our Pray.Act.Give. page where you’ll find suggestions and resources for a number of other community needs. 

“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something . . . I’m free to choose what that something is, and the something I’ve chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort. My faith demands — this is not optional — my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”

Jimmy Carter

Current & Past Mission Opportunities

Call for Cleaning & Hygiene Kits for Tennessee Flood Victims

Call for Cleaning & Hygiene Kits for Tennessee Flood Victims

For God, the Faithful One, is not unfair. How can he forget the beautiful work you have done for him? He remembers the love you demonstrate as you continually serve his beloved ones for the glory of his name. Hebrews 6:10 (TPT) BE PART OF OUR BUCKET & BAG BRIGADE...

Pray Act Give – 2021

Pray Act Give – 2021

For God, the Faithful One, is not unfair. How can he forget the beautiful work you have done for him? He remembers the love you demonstrate as you continually serve his beloved ones for the glory of his name. Hebrews 6:10 (TPT) UPDATE: ONE THEME FOR 2021 The Pandemic...

Pray Act Give – August through September 2020

Pray Act Give – August through September 2020

Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?" He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with...