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Serve Our World

Travel with a Purpose

Experience a philanthropic journey, domestically or internationally, to bring joy, hope, and positive change. Explore our opportunities for adults and students to travel with a team of people who are passionate about serving.

All experience levels are welcome, including no experience. Individuals ages 14 (with an adult) to 75+ can apply.

For more information, contact Tim Wells at cyacard@comcast.net.

Discover if one of these missions is right for you.

Upcoming Events

Past Trips

We support victims of disasters by sending Volunteer Teams to sites via the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) program. UMVIM notifies churches when teams are needed to work. But these trips are not about the work projects – they are about the people. They are God’s mission trips where team members are blessed by the people they meet.

In the last 18 years, Floris UMC has nationally sent more than 60 teams in response to disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding). More than 600 Floris UMC volunteers have traveled to Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, New Jersey, and New York. Three Floris UMC teams traveled to Kentucky and Florida in 2023.

Mission Resources

Financial Assistance

Floris UMC provides grants to church members and regularly attending adults selected to join a mission team. Financial assistance is based on resource availability, financial hardship and/or leadership role. Learn more and apply for financial assistance.

Leadership Training

Do you enjoy serving as a leader? Are you passionate about helping others? Then you are a good candidate to learn how to lead United Methodists Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) trips. Their missions support families impacted by natural disasters.

UMVIM Facebook Live

Why Should We Serve There When We Have Problems Here?

On March 14, 2023, this live stream conversation addresses the age-old question: Why Serve There When We Have Problems Here? They also discuss recommendations for making local and “destination” missions complement one another.
Panelists include
  • Rachel Estes, Dir. of Outreach, Canterbury UMC, Birmingham, AL
  • Shell Lewis, Serve Ministries Director, Floris UMC, Herndon, VA
  • Daniel Park, Restoration Campus Pastor, Floris UMC, Herndon, VA

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