Powhatan UMC believes God is calling us to focus our energy, time, and money in three specific areas: helping those who are hungry, walking alongside children, and partnering with communities to build God’s Kingdom. We strive to BE disciples of Christ in order to MAKE disciples of Christ by serving the HUNGRY, CHILDREN, and our COMMUNITY.

For more information on how you can be involved with missions, please contact our

            SERVE Coordinator


The first Saturday of every month from 9-11am, Powhatan UMC will host a Community Breakfast. We desire for people to eat, laugh, share Jesus, and pray. During this powerful time, we desire all to experience the presence of Christ in a real way. Come and See the work Jesus is doing to build God’s Kingdom.

POWHATAN FOOD PANTRY (Coalition of Churches)

Housed on the property of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, the Coalition food pantry is filled with people who desire to serve the community. Food, time, and love are given to help anyone who is hungry. PUMC collects specific items each month to share with the pantry. Every month, different small groups from PUMC set up a table to share items not generally found on the pantry shelves: fresh fruit, milk, eggs, coffee, etc.


In November, Powhatan United Methodist Church participates in a Rise Against Hunger event. The hunger relief program is appreciative of any and all help. You do not need to be a member of PUMC to participate. All hands are welcome!

Rise Against Hunger (formally known as Stop Hunger Now) is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 12 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Rise Against Hunger has provided more than $70 million of direct aid and 34 million meals to 72 countries worldwide.
Please contact Linda Chaffins with any questions.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN – The United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, while developing a creative, supportive fellowship with other Christians and to expand concepts of a mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS – This women’s group meets the first Monday of each month at 10am. They do a variety of missional & church activities like Ruritan Dinners, UMCOR kits, Upper Room, Powhatan Free Clinic Dinners, Dorcas Ministry, Vacation Bible School, Funeral Receptions, Christmas Family, Congregational Care, Food Pantry, Goodie bags to Meal on Wheels, Hermitage Cookie Sale, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, and Decorate Easter Eggs.

MONDAY NIGHT CIRCLE – This women’s group meets the fourth Mondays of each month at 7pm. Powhatan United Methodist Church’s Monday Night Circle spread warmth and cheer to the members of our church and throughout the community in a multitude of ways, including Shut-in goodie bags four times a year, Hermitage Guild, Upper Room, Powhatan Free Clinic, Camp Rainbow, Vacation Bible School, Funeral Receptions, Christmas Family, ARK, UMCOR Kits, Advent Dinner, Mothers & Fathers Day Booklets, Hermitage Cookie Sale, Church decorating at Christmas, Easter Egg decorating, Cards for Congregational Care, Bake Sales, Kindness Newspapers to Powhatan 5th Graders.

SEWING MINISTRIES – Worship banners are created by Dorcas. Prayer shawls/quilts are tangible reminders of God’s grace and children around the world receive dresses and shorts as a small gift. For more information, contact Boni Simmons (Dorcas) or Marvalee Unrein (prayer shawls/quilts and clothing).

FAMILY MINISTRIES – Children, youth, and adults experience God’s grace through Mission Minded, Vacation Bible School, the Easter Egg Hunt, and community projects.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE – This group visits those who are home-bound; giving time, gifts, and Holy Communion.


The Coalition of Powhatan Churches was established in 1996 for the purpose of helping the citizens of Powhatan County have a better life. The organization has been able to reach out to those who have needed some extra help in all areas of life. Many areas churches have joined hands in this effort. Powhatan has been blessed with many churches who believe that by pulling our resources together we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Many organizations, businesses, and individuals have joined in our efforts and we thank all who so freely give of their time, talents, and finances. All are necessary as we meet the various needs within our county. If you want to be more involved, please email Patsy Goodwyn.