West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

U.M. ARMY at WCUMC



United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth
Our Mission
To provide Christ centered quality work camps that serve people
in need and promote spiritual growth and
leadership in youth

What is United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth?

United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M.ARMY) is and opportunity
for youth and adults to experience Christian growth through service to others.
Participants combine their strengths to meet home repair and maintenance
needs for those unable to pay for the work, or who cannot do the work for themselves.
 
Our Camps

United Methodist churches host the work camps for one week each summer.
Participants eat, sleep, enjoy fun evening programs and worship in the church.
They are divided into work teams of four to six youth with adult support for the week's work.
U.M.ARMY youth and adults work together to provide repair and construction work on porches,
windows, handrails, roofs, ceilings, steps and other areas in need. They also paint and do yard work.
Clients are referred through local social service, community and church organizations.
Jobs are selected and completed based on greatest need.

 

 Work Philosophy

 

Preparation, safety and teamwork are priorities for all camp participants.
Adults are trained prior to camp and all participants must attend a pre-camp tool and safety training.
Our camps provide meaningful opportunities for Christians to put their faith to work.
Participants realize the power of God’s love as they provide practical assistance to their neighbors.
Through challenging experiences, young people learn what it means to serve others.

 

 Funding

U.M.ARMY is a non-profit organization. Each participant pays a fee to attend our week long programs.
These fees are the major source of funding. Some donations also come from church and
community groups. Clients may provide any materials they wish so they feel a part
of the work being done but U.M.ARMY supplies all other materials within it’s budget.

 How Can I be Involved?

 

There are many opportunities for you to be involved in U.M.ARMY.
- Church groups can participate in camp. Youth groups both large and small
from all denominations are welcome to join us.
Participants must have completed 9th grade and adult participation is required from each church.

- Churches are always needed to act as host facilities for a week in the summer.
We will work in your community providing outreach to those in need locally.
 

- Community groups and businesses can make monetary donations or supply building materials.
Meal supplies and small gift certificates for treats such as ice cream and cold beverages are also very useful.

 - Social Service Agencies can make referrals of potential clients and promote community awareness for the U.M.ARMY program.


Are you ready for a life changing experience? 
Sign up for UMARMY! 

Youth completing grades 7 or higher are eligible to participate in the camp on July 15-21, 2018.  Older youth can join for the Young Adult camp June 3-9.  Adults of all ages are welcome to participate in either camp.  The cost is $300/person if we register soon!  Please contact Carol Elmore at (978)729-1935 or celmore@elmorepatents.com for more information. 




UMARMY PICTURE ALBUMS
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For More Information about

U.M.ARMY Northeast
 
43 Stone Ridge Rd.
 
Westford, MA 01886
 
978-692-5786
 lorraine@umarmy.org
Visit us at

http://www.umarmy.org/conference/northeast/index.html
OR

www.umarmy.org