Join Us in Service Towards Others...

Floris UMC cares for families and individuals in need by providing fundamental necessities such as food and clothing and by partnering with local organizations to provide shelter. Below are some ways in which you can volunteer in our community through Floris UMC.

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Help at a non-profit that funds local charities and scholarships through The Closet in Herndon, VA
  • Cook and distribute dinner through FACETS in Fairfax City, VA
GRACE Ministries
Floris UMC supports GRACE Ministries by hosting a food, diaper and clothing distribution. Volunteer opportunities are available on the first Friday and Saturday of each month.
 
GRACE Ministries accepts seasonally-appropriate clothing for infants, children, youth and adults. We also accept children’s books.

Winter Opportunities

Advent Giving

Floris UMC is a generous congregation that enjoys blessing the community during the Advent Season (November-December). Each year, Floris UMC partners with local organizations to provide gifts and basic necessities to vulnerable children, individuals and families in our community.

Advent Giving is going to look different this year! Most of our partners are requesting gift cards for the families they support. Due to COVID-19, Floris UMC will collect donations online. To donate now, visit Give and select Advent Giving.

This year, we are supporting:

  • ANGEL Tree Prison Fellowship
  • Cornerstones
  • Hutchison Elementary School
  • Hypothermia Prevention Program
  • Helping Children Worldwide
  • INOVA Care Connection for Children
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Porter.


Floris Guest House

Floris UMC hosts approximately 40 homeless individuals in January every year. At the Floris Guest House our guests receive a hot dinner, breakfast, a place to sleep, a shower and the opportunity to participate in a variety of evening activities. With a program of this magnitude, it is estimated there will be 250 volunteer opportunities available for the week.

Volunteer recruitment begins in November 2019.


North County Hypothermia Program

Floris UMC has partnered with Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) for almost 10 years. Through this partnership, Floris UMC participates in the North County Hypothermia Program. We provide up to 30 homeless individuals with a hot, substantial dinner at the North County Government Center in Reston every Tuesday evening from December to the end of March. This is a very simple, tangible way to serve homeless individuals in our immediate community.

How to Get Involved
Opportunities are available to prepare and serve meals to homeless individuals through the North County Hypothermia Program in Reston, Virginia every Tuesday evening from December to March.

To receive additional information about how to participate or if you have any questions, please contact Donna Porter or complete this form.

Spring Opportunities

Easter Basket Ministry

Floris UMC provides Easter baskets to children in our community who are living in shelters and transitional housing each Easter. Last year we filled 1000 baskets. Floris UMC families picked up kits representing a child and then purchased a basket and no more than $25 worth of goodies to fill the basket.


Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together has touched countless lives over its 25-year history at our church. Marcie Tuggle sums it up, “So often the homeowners are overwhelmed financially and emotionally. This gives them a fresh start.” Considering the volunteer’s perspective, she says with a smile, “You really do get so much more back than you give.”