G.U.M.C. - Missions and Outreach 

East Rockingham Ministerial Association (E.R.M.A.)

The E.R.M.A. Food Pantry is housed and operated out of Grottoes United Methodist Church. It is a collaboration of local churches working together to help provide food resources for low-income households who may need extra assistance.


The E.R.M.A. Compassion Fund is a fund that is supported by a collaboration of local churches to help assist households with a financial shortfall once a year. 


to inquire about recieving assistance or information on volunteering, contact the church office (540)249-4239. 

Valley Mission

G.U.M.C. collects clothes for this homeless ministry. Donations can be brought to the office.

Harrisonburg District Mission Central

G.U.M.C. supports the Harrisonburg District Mission Central by collect children’s clothes, jackets, shoes and donations of used gently used medical equipment. We cannot accept medications or items that are opened that need to remain sterile.

Shoe Drive!

G.U.M.C. is collecting gently used shoes. These shoes must be wearable and have good life left in them.  So often we find these shoes collecting in our closets because they never fit right, or perhaps they just dont match an outft, or our children grew too fast to wear them out. Bring them to G.U.M.C.! we are supporting an organization that helps transforms lives with your gently used shoes! they will go to help start up businesses in impoverished parts of the world. Your shoes can help transform lives around the world!

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Health Kit Packing Pizza Party

Help us collect Health Kit supplies through out May culminating in a Packing party on June 14, 2020, after Worship as we pack health kits for UMCOR to take to Annual Conference.  these kits support disaster areas or areas with great poverty needs.

Worship in the Park

Join us for worship at Grand Caverns Park in August (exact date TBD) 

10:00a.m. Worship at PAvillion #2.

12:00p.m. Picnic Style pot luck lunch

Annual Apple Butter Boil

Will take place in the Fall - date TBD.

Pig Roast - Church Fundraiser

WIll take place in October - Date TBD

November Holiday Mission Projects

In November, G.U.M.C. Hosts several Holiday Mission opportunities that folks can help support:

1) The Kingsway Prison Ministry "Apple Tree Project" - this provides Christmas gifts to children of iincarcerated parents. Children's ages and gift wishes are provided on a list and those gifts are returned to GUMC, we pray over the gifts, blessing them before we deliver them to the Kingsway Ministry Office.


2)   East Rockingham Ministerial Association Food Pantry Christmas Baskets. These are special food items and snacks and holiday treats that are not normally included with the food distribution. each family recieves a large box of goodies for the Holidays.


3) Samartian's Purse Show Boxes.  These boxes are packed for children all over the world who may not recieve the message of God's gift at Christmas (JEsus Christ). while the items are packed with love, they express God's love for the children.

Christmas Holiday Craft Bazar and Bake Sale 

This November, GUMC will host a Christmas Craft bazar and bake sale.  The date is TBD

Grottoes Town Parade 

December 6, 2020, Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Holiday season in Grottoes, VA, by helping to build and ride on our GUMC float! this year's theme is TBD.  fun for all ages.


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