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Church Relations

We welcome United Methodist churches and churches from other denominations to partner with us. While UMFS is no longer officially owned by the United Methodist Church, we continue our strong ministry partnership. We are grateful for this connection. Local churches provide passionate volunteers, dedicated foster families, much needed prayers, and critical donations to support the high-risk children and families at UMFS.

 

Church Relations

We welcome United Methodist churches and churches from other denominations to partner with us. While UMFS is no longer officially owned by the United Methodist Church, we continue our strong ministry partnership. We are grateful for this connection. Local churches provide passionate volunteers, dedicated foster families, much needed prayers, and critical donations to support the high-risk children and families at UMFS.

Become a Church Partner

There are a variety of ways churches can partner with us to support high-risk children & families across Virginia:

  • Support a Regional Office – Each of our 9 locations serves their surrounding region, and each region has specific local needs. Church partners can help support local events like foster care support groups or Christmas parties, provide supplies or Christmas gifts, or meet other local needs. Please see our location list below. To learn more about the needs in your community, please CONTACT US.
      • UMFS locations: Richmond (foster care, school, residential mental health), Alexandria (foster care), Centreville / Fairfax (residential mental health), Fredericksburg (foster care), Virginia Beach (foster care), Edinburg / Shenandoah (school), Lynchburg (foster care), Farmville (foster care), South Hill (foster care).
  • Volunteer – Encourage individuals and groups in your congregation to volunteer at UMFS. CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • Foster Parents – Share the urgent need for foster parents with your congregation and community. CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • Spread the Word – Provide a link to UMFS.org on your church website. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and share relevant stories with your congregation.
  • Pray – Pray for the high-risk children and families at UMFS.
  • Church Offering – Participate in the annual UMFS offering to provide much-needed financial support. Visit the Church Offering Resources section below to download offering materials including bulletin inserts, videos, and graphics. CLICK HERE to order printed bulletin inserts and offering envelopes.

Please CONTACT US if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Church Offering Resources

Your support of UMFS through the church offering helps children and families in crisis, providing them with much-needed resources and tools for success. Thank you for creating a brighter future for high-risk children across Virginia.

A variety of resources are available to bring UMFS to life for your congregation. These videos, graphics, and bulletin inserts can easily be incorporated into your worship service or used in church emails, social media posts and more.

CLICK HERE to order printed materials including bulletin inserts and offering envelopes.

Please call 804.254.9463 or CONTACT US if you have any questions or need additional resources.

Quick & Easy Church Offering Kit

The 4 items below are a quick & easy way to introduce UMFS to your congregation. The church offering script includes a brief synopsis of UMFS, and short stories about the children we serve. The bulletin insert, church offering graphic, and video can all help bring UMFS to life for your congregation.

For additional options and materials, please scroll down.

Church Offering Script

Click on the image above for a brief synopsis of the work of UMFS and short stories about the children we serve. These can be used to introduce the offering, as a mission moment during the service, or as copy for your bulletin.

Bulletin Insert

Click on the image above to download the bulletin insert file. Click here to place an order for printed bulletin inserts.

Church Offering Graphic

To save this to your computer, move your cursor over the image, right click, and select “Save image as…”

1-Minute Video

Provides a brief overview of the work of UMFS. 

Bulletin Insert & Church Offering Scripts

Click on the images below to download the bulletin insert or church offering scripts. CLICK HERE to have printed bulletin inserts and offering envelopes sent to you.

Bulletin Insert

Click on the image above to download the bulletin insert file. Click here to place an order for printed bulletin inserts.

Printed Bulletin Insert

Click on the image above to download an 8.5″ x 11″ pdf file to print your own bulletin inserts

Church Offering Script

Click on the image above for a brief synopsis of the work of UMFS and short stories about the children we serve. These can be used to introduce the offering, as a mission moment during the service, or as copy for your bulletin.

Church Offering Graphics

To save any of the graphics below to your computer, move your cursor over the image, right click, and select “Save image as…” Please contact Jill Gaynor at jgaynor@umfs.org if you need assistance.

Videos – YouTube

Visit our YouTube page for additional video options.

Videos – Download

Click on the images below to download a video to your computer. Please contact Jill Gaynor at jgaynor@umfs.org if you need assistance.

Become a Partner

To become a church partner, please call us at 804.254.9463 or fill out our inquiry form by clicking the button below.