Community Outreach

Community Garden

The garden now will be located at the back of the church

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 Community Garden Schedule

Food Pantry

This is a vital ministry in the life of our church. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are always in need of volunteers to help distribute the food. Our shelves empty quickly and donations of non perishables food items are always welcome. They may be brought to the church during office hours (Monday –Friday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.) or on Sunday during church hours. To find out what food need replenishing, you may contact the church office at 973-764-3188 or admin@vernonmethodist.org.

New Beginnings Clothing Ministry

Our mission is to provide gently used clothing to people in need.  Suggested donations of $3 per bag or $5 coats or free will donations are greatly appreciated.  We are open every Friday and  Saturday,  9:30 am-12:30 pm. Donations of in-season gently used clothing, shoes or bedding are always welcome. Please drop off only  when church is open M-F, 9:00 am -1:00 pm or during regular clothing ministry hours. We do not take housewares, toys, jewelry, books, etc.  Volunteers are always needed.

Community Dinners

Free community dinners are held the last Wednesday of each month.  The November dinner is held the day before Thanksgiving.  A general menu is chosen for each month.  We host from 40-70 people from the community each month and sometimes have Appalachian Trail hikers join us.  We are always in need of people to prepare food, serve and clean up. A sign-up sheet is posted in Fellowship Hall and via Titan Pad through e-mail.  VUMC members enjoy dinner and fellowship with our guests.