Local Partners

Join Us in Service Towards Others…

Floris UMC cares for families and individuals in need by providing fundamental necessities, such as food and clothing. We also partner with local organizations to provide shelter.

Below are some ways you can volunteer in our community through Floris UMC. For more information about any of these programs, contact Donna Porter at dporter@florisumc.org

Current Opportunities

Each February, Floris Guest House hosts approximately 40 homeless individuals. 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.

Floris UMC has partnered with Cornerstones for more than 10 years. Through this partnership, Floris UMC participates in the North County Hypothermia Program. We provide up to 30 homeless people with a hot dinner at the North County Government Center in Reston, VA. This is a simple, tangible way to serve those without shelter in our immediate community.

This year, on Tuesday evenings (December 2021 – March 2022) we will provide meals for homeless residents in the temporary shelter at the North County Human Services Building.

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For more information, contact Catherine & Scott Nowak at florisumchypothermiashelter@gmail.com

Floris UMC’s GRACE Ministries hosts food, diaper and clothing distribution. They accept seasonally-appropriate clothing for infants, children and adults, as well as children’s books.

Floris UMC’s Help Hungry Kids ministry provides food for children at Hutchison Elementary School who have little to eat over the weekend.

Food for Others

Support a non-profit that provides mobile food distribution through Food for Others in Fairfax, VA.

The Closet

Help at a non-profit that funds local charities and scholarships through The Closet in Herndon, VA.

Future Opportunities

Floris UMC’s Rebuilding Together has touched countless lives over more than 25 years. Their mission of “repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives” is vital to everyone.

Each year, Floris UMC partners with local organizations during Advent Giving. We provide gifts and basic necessities to vulnerable children, individuals and families in our community.

Sunday, January 16

Due to the inclement weather forecast for snow and ice this afternoon and this evening, the church building will be closing by 1pm today and all activities scheduled for 1pm or later today are cancelled.  In addition, our building will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.”

Stay safe!