Floris UMC sends mission teams nationally and internationally with the goal of bringing joy, hope and positive change to people around the world. There are multiple opportunities to travel with a team.
Join us in service at the Child Rescue Centre and Mercy Hospital in Sierra Leone in 2020. Projects may include medical work, staff training and light construction. However, anyone with a heart for service is welcome to apply.
Estimated Travel Dates:
April 18-May 2, 2020
July 18-August 1, 2020
October 17-October 31, 2020
December 26, 2020-January 3, 2021
October 27, 2019 (For April 2020 trip)
January 26, 2020 (For July 2020 trip)
April 26, 2020 (For October 2020 trip)
June 28, 2020 (For December 2020 trip)
October 31, 2019 (For April 2020 trip)
January 31, 2020 (For July 2020 trip)
April 30, 2020 (For October 2020 trip)
June 30, 2020 (For December 2020 trip)
All team members must be 18 years or older at time of travel and must have a valid passport. Each team member must raise a minimum of $3,200 in order for HCW to send you on a team. All donations for HCW are tax deductible. Fundraising deadlines will be determined at the first team training session. If deadlines are not met, you may transfer your application to another trip.
All interest meetings will be held at 2 p.m. at the HCW office in Chantilly, VA. Teleconference is available for those unable to attend in person.
For questions contact Linda Reinhard at email@example.com or 703-793-9521.
Floris UMC and Restoration Reston will be launching a joint mission trip to The Leadership Center (TLC) in Honduras. The Center is run by Leadership Mission International, a US-based nonprofit that creates entrepreneurial employment opportunities for young women.
TLC is a residential school (two and half year program) in rural Honduras that educates, trains and develops young women to become the next generation of ethical leaders. Students learn English, leadership, community development and entrepreneurship.
A mission team will be formed and finalized by November 1, 2019 to spend a week (February 15-22, 2020) at the campus of TLC.
While there, the mission team will participate in:
Team members must be willing to commit to the following requirements:
The expected costs for the trip:
The joint mission team has a maximum capacity of 16, so space is limited. Please fill out an application to be considered as a candidate of this mission team. Team members will be selected from both campuses.
For more information on The Leadership Center check out: https://leadershipmissioninternational.org/
Beginning in 2007, Floris UMC has sent mission teams to Cuba annually (typically in May and June) through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM). These teams focus primarily on rebuilding churches, while missioners also offer financial and spiritual support to the Methodist Church of Cuba. Construction teams work throughout the country, wherever the need is greatest.
If you are interested or want more information about our work in Cuba, contact Aldo Gonzalez.
Floris UMC began sending short-term mission volunteers to participate in Haiti rebuilding efforts after the devastating earthquake of 2010. Over a three-year recovery period, six different Floris United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) teams traveled to various parts of Haiti to assist in reconstruction projects identified by the Methodist Church of Haiti (EMH). As rebuilding and disaster relief ended, Floris UMC aligned with the Haiti Partnership to build relationships and work collaboratively with Haitian partners for sustained community development.
Upcoming missions to Haiti will be posted soon.
At least twice a year Floris UMC sends a team somewhere in the United States to help with natural disaster destruction. In partnership with other United Methodist Churches, Floris UMC helps families and communities recover. All levels of experience are welcome.
The following Mission trips have been scheduled to serve in Lumberton, North Carolina in 2020:
May 21 – 26, 2020 – Adults
July 12 – 18, 2020 – Adults and Students
October 8 – 13, 2020 – Adults
Interested volunteers should contact Tim Wells for more information.
In response to COVID-19, Floris UMC will close its facility for large gatherings, including worship and small group activities. This is effective March 12, until further notice. The building will remain open for essential staff/employee activities. Live Stream worship will be available Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Life Groups are encouraged to meet online using virtual platforms. For further information, please view Rev. Tom Berlin’s Weekly Message; or contact the church’s Executive Director at 703-793-0026, Ext. 115.