LCUMC believes in being an externally focused church, taking our church out into the community and showing that through Christ we can make the world a better place. By doing this we can show the poor and needy the power of God and the love of Jesus Christ.

If you’re interested in using your skills and passion helping those in the community who are less fortunate contact us and start serving today!

Outreach Opportunities

LCUMC is a beacon of Christ’s unconditional love; providing refuge, ministry and service to each other, our community and the world. The Missions and Outreach Committee strives to provide tangible opportunities to be God’s hands and feet in Leelanau County, our state, our country and the world.

God has given each of us special talents, passions, and resources to help others.  Many in our congregation are volunteering in a variety of community activities.  An active and growing church strives to serve others and show God’s love beyond our church doors.  Here is a list of projects in our area.  If you are volunteering in a project that is not listed, please contact us!

Volunteers from LCUMC are needed to assist the following organizations in the Leelanau County and Traverse City areas by contributing their time. Those interested in volunteering can call the organization directly or, if there isn’t a website, by contacting the missions team.

 Organizations with year-round opportunities

International Organization needing year-round support

  • Kids First Uganda  (School Scholarships, Music Education, Youth Soccer, Women’s Sewing and Beautician Training, etc.) |

Local Organizations with Seasonal Opportunities


Annual Special Projects

Assisting the Northport Indian Mission United Methodist Church

Join us on the third Saturday of May each year to help with the clean-up of the Northport Indian Mission United Methodist Church, campground and cemetery with Pastor Terry Wildman and volunteers from the Central Methodist Church, Traverse City.


CROP Hunger Walk is an interfaith march to alleviate hunger world-wide and is sponsored by the Church
World Service. The 2019 CROP Walk against Hunger will be held in October, and more information will be posted here as it becomes available.