Opportunities to Serve 

In My Father’s Kitchen-June 15th

This is the 6th annual 5K walk/run road race at Onondaga Park.  It serves as a fundraiser for the ministry of helping homeless in Syracuse.  Check out the website at www.inmyfatherskitchen.org

Sleep in Heavenly Peace-June 15th

This is a group dedicated to the construction of bunk beds for families that are unable to afford beds for children.  The Marcellus community is responding with a large “build” in Marcellus Park.  This build will be headed by Scott McClurg.  You can find out more at the national website at www.shpbed.org

Ride for the Rescue-June 22nd

This is a fundraiser for the Rescue Mission that is held at Longbranch Park in Liverpool.  It consists of bike rides as well as a 5K run/walk road race.  We had a number of participants last year on our team and hope to get more interested in this fun event.

Rescue Mission

The second Sunday of every month, MUMC heads to the Rescue Mission of Syracuse, NY, to serve and clean up breakfast.  Faithful volunteers are always needed to meet at the church at 6:00 am.  We drive together, serve together, greet the guests together and pray together.  We are back at MUMC in plenty of time for worship.

Be The Church Sundays

To enable our church family to increase its missional outreach, the Mission Committee would like to introduce Be the Church Sundays.  In those months where there is a 5th Sunday, there will be an opportunity for our congregation to participate in a Spirit-blessed mission activity either inside our church or in the community.  We began on January 31st 2016.  Our first Be the Church event was a special collection of items for the food pantry.  Our intention is to collect those kinds of products that cannot be purchased with Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The following list explains what kind of goods we collected: toilet paper, paper towels, feminine products, diapers, shampoo, soap, lotion, toothpaste and deodorant.

If you have an idea for a mission activity for one of these Sundays, please speak with one of the members of the Mission Committee. Thank you, church.


Marcellus UMC collects canned goods and monetary donations for the Durgee Food Pantry on the first Sunday of every month. There are envelopes in the pews for donations and bins for non-perishables at the entrance to the  sanctuary.  Donations are always needed and greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your generosity.

Angel Tree Ministry

Once again, children of the Marcellus community and their families were gifted with the love you share through Christmas gifts – thanks be to God we have something to give.  Praise be to God!

Volunteer in Mission (VIM)
The United Methodist Church has many ways to give Christians a chance to serve the Lord  – including VIM trips.  There were trips in 2015 that included international travel as well as domestic.  

United Methodist Women (UMW)

The UMW have their own page on this site because of all they are and do for the Lord, but remember if you are in Marcellus village, be sure to visit the Gift and Thrift Shop in our church building. Gently used items of clothing (all ages) and household and gift items are available for your shopping pleasure at substantial savings to the household budget.  Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am – 2pm, the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10am-2pm. All proceeds go to missional purpose like sending children to camp or helping a family in the area with immediate needs.  This is a great asset to the community. We are blessed by these women and you will be too. Come participate in volunteering or just shop!

We participate annually in the following:
Church World Service Crop Walk to alleviate hunger in the world and health kits distributed in catastrophic situations around the world.

UMCOR – The UMC Committee on Relief where help is given where help is needed. We are  collecting monetary donations during the month of September to purchase items for flood baskets.

Support for our local community: Rotary, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts all use our facilities for their good works as does the American Red Cross for their blood drives.

Our Prayer Chain is active weekly with needs and prayers as they arrive, contact Mary Widger: mwidger@windstream.net

We are active in many more ways in our community and beyond our local town.  If you would like to participate in sharing the gospel through your service in missional activities, please call the church office: 315-673-3239, or speak to a member of our Missions team, John Dorio, chair.