Community Service Opportunities

Community Service Opportunities

There are a variety of ways that we come together to share the love of Christ in our local communities by serving others.

Sylvan Retreat Apartments

HUMC has been partnering with Sylvan Retreat Apartments since 2017.  Sylvan Retreat is an affordable housing community in Mountville for seniors age 62+.  We serve these neighbors (sometimes joined by senior residents from nearby Rockford Chase Apartments) through both fun events and practical assistance.  Recent examples include: helping with household tasks during United Way Day of Caring; our youth playing bingo and assisting with cleaning during their Famine Service projects; and volunteers from the congregation participating in their Annual Grown Up Game Day, coordinating a Christmas Caroling Party, and planning occasional game nights.  The best part of this ministry is building relationships with these seniors…our time together bring as much joy to our volunteers as it does to the residents!


For more information on how to participate, contact Darriel Davis at

Faith Friendship Ministries

HUMC began partnering with Faith Friendship Ministries in 2017.  Located in Mountville, Faith Friendship Ministries provides residential housing opportunities to those experiencing mental health challenges.  The goal of the ministry is to treat each resident as a family member, respected as one created in the image of God. Recently, HUMC members have helped with maintenance and landscaping during United Way Day of Caring, our youth served this community as part of their Famine projects. volunteers participated in a  Game and Craft night, and the congregation provided gifts for Share-A-Christmas.  The best part of this ministry is building relationships…our time together bring as much joy to our volunteers as it does to the residents! Contact a member of the HUMC Serve team to learn more!