Missions

“God comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”
II Corinthians 1:4
God has blessed our church as a whole, each organization, and each member with His love and mercy. As we reach out with our mission projects, we hope we can reflect God’s love and be a blessing to each person we meet.

We’re excited to begin our 4th year tutoring as we partner with Copeland Elementary School assisting grades K-3. During the 2016-2017 school year we were able to help eleven students providing one-on-one tutoring for them. The bus drops them off after school around 3:15. They have a snack before beginning their work. We work with each child on the subject their teacher has recommended—spelling, reading or math, for 45 minutes. We close with group story time before their ride picks them up at 4:30. Our goal has been to help these children gain self-confidence while developing a caring relationship with them. The tutors meet for prayer prior to the day’s tutoring session to lift up each child, the school faculty, and other concerns of which we are aware. We were fortunate to have received a grant from the Yadkin Valley District which has been a great benefit to provide needed supplies for our Kids Zone. We welcome volunteers! For more info contact Jamie Smith at 336-374-2794.

In 2015 our church partnered with Blackwater United Methodist Church and applied for a grant to address the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of our churches and our community. We received the grant and began an outreach with a focus on physical health. We invited speakers on such topics as nutrition, diabetes, heart health, and exercise. These sessions were open to the community. We have an exercise class at our church on Thursday nights at 6:30. We invite anyone from our church and community to join us as we continue to address the spiritual, physical, and emotional health and well-being of our community and churches.

We are excited that our church is sponsoring a basketball team to participate in a league at Reeves Community Center. All team members will be required to attend at least two Sunday services each month. For more information contact Brady Tilley at 336-374-0228.

Our church provides and maintains a walking track across from our church on NC Hwy 268. This Prayer Track has been available to our church members and community for many years as an outreach project. A great many people have taken advantage of this track in the past and hopefully will continue to enjoy it in the future. Donations for the upkeep of the walking track can be made to our church by contacting Gary Marion at 336-374-5649.

Our missional network includes 11 churches in our area, meeting bi-monthly to discuss community mission projects and activities. Each church contributes items for the Hospice Home monthly. The items are used both for the patients and the families of the patients of the Hospice Home who are taken there from the hospital and may not have had time to get needed items prior to their arrival. One of our outreach mission projects included hygiene bags which were given to the Foothills Food Pantry. The missional network organized a Youth Fun Day which was held at Level Cross UMC during the summer. This was presented like a VBS day and was a great success. We want to be a group of connectional churches pulling together to be stronger and more effective in mission outreach to our communities!

Our church feels strongly about the importance of missional work as a part of our call to Christian service. Many of our mission projects have been discussed in other selections; however, there are some that are whole church activities. We have a Benevolence Fund which assists with specific needs that people may have. Our youth prepares Homeless Bags that members carry in their cars to help those we meet on our streets. Our support of the Foothills Food Pantry is a year round effort. The mission work of our United Methodist Church Conference provides assistance to those in need locally and worldwide.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17
Helping those in need is certainly a calling from Jesus.

The Boy Scout and Cub Scout Pack 505 are sponsored by Level Cross United Methodist Church with Jay Huffman Scout Master and Oscar Smith Cub Master. Currently the Cub Pack has 5 dens, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light, which meet on various nights with the entire pack meeting on the 4th Sunday of the month at 4 pm. The Boy Scouts meet on Monday nights from 7:00 – 8:30. The Scouts and pack keep busy with various activities throughout the year. They participate in popcorn sales, a spaghetti supper, summer camping, the annual Parent/Son Camporee at Camp Raven Knob, and of course the many planned activities at meetings to help them meet their goals. As a church we feel honored to be able to provide a meeting location for this important organization and feel this outreach can impact these children’s lives and our future community. We are proud to have a number of Eagle Scouts that are active members of Level Cross UMC and the community. Our church invites all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and their families to worship with us on the first Sunday in February, National Scout Sunday, followed by lunch in our fellowship hall.