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

Grace Ministries

Floris UMC supports GRACE Ministries by hosting a food, diaper and clothing distribution on the first weekend of each month. Volunteer opportunities are available on both that Friday and Saturday.

GRACE Ministries also accepts seasonally-appropriate clothing for infants, children, youth and adults as well as children’s books.

Winter Opportunities

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.

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.

In the past we have collected gifts for the following organizations:

  • Hutchison Elementary School
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
  • Inova Care Connection for Children
  • Cornerstones
  • Floris Guest House
  • ANGEL Tree Prison Fellowship
  • Child Rescue Centre (CRC) Sierra Leone

Ornaments, representing the requests of local families and organizations, can be selected during Advent Season. The ornament tags will include information regarding packaging, the type of gift, and return instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Porter.

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.”