Friendship United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Loving God, loving people, serving the world.

Serve Our Community

Friendship UMC actively seeks opportunities to serve Christ through serving our community
In Mark 9:35 (NIV) Jesus tells us "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all." 
The Mission/Outreach Ministries team provides oversight and coordination for the outreach ministries of Friendship.  The team:
  • Works with mission areas to provide support and an exchange of information
  • Lifts up service ministries within the community and denomination that deserve the support of the church
  • Works with the pastor to assure an emphasis on this vital part of Christian ministry
  • Encourages church participation in mission and outreach projects
To assist with any of the ministry below contact our Outreach Chairperson.

Reaching the Children

Back the Pack supports the Rock Hill District program of supplying nutritional snacks for children to take home for the weekend.

TLC reaches out to schools in our community to assist with special needs as requested, such as school supplies and emergency clothing.  Includes: Lesslie Elementary, Central Child Development (K4 School) and Independence Elementary.


Friendship's Angel Tree each year provides a loving Christmas experience for needy children in our community.


Friendship Playground is available to the community. It's a safe place for Moms and Dads to bring their children for fun and fellowship.


Epworth Children's Home is supported through several initiatives during the year. This ministry of the United Methodist Church is near and dear to us.

Assisting the Homeless

Warming Shelters in our community are assisted on a regular basis through providing meals, clothing and transportation.
Family Promise is supported through assisting low-income and homeless families get back on their feet.

 Caring for those in need

Knit Wits is a ministry that provides prayerfully made items, such as prayer shawls, preemie caps, warming shelter hats, prayer squares, hug pillows and more to the sick, grieving, or those in need of God's loving touch.
Community Pantry collects food and other items as specified by Pilgrim’s Inn.  Needs information is regularly published in the bulletin.
Native American Elder Basket program collects food and hygiene items for older Native Americans on fixed income.
St. Stephen Fund provides for emergency or special needs.

Tutoring adults in reading and math at the Literacy Center of the Piedmont.