Christmas Tree Sale — Each year, the Tower Club (Men’s Ministry) sponsors a Tree Sale, where all the proceeds go to charity. Volunteers will sell trees, help customers put them on their cars, and remove the lower branches/tree stump using power tools. A great way to spread Christmas Cheer! The sale runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and they need help during the week in the evenings and on the weekends all day.
God’s Co-Op Food Pantry — Join our youth group twice a month on Sundays from 11 AM – 12 PM at the food pantry to fill bags. This food pantry is located at Bernardsville Presbyterian Church, and is supported by many local churches to help those in the Bernards Township Area who are hungry. Upcoming dates include: October 19, November 2, November 16, December 7, and December 21. Dates for the winter and spring will be coming soon.
Summer Mission Trip — Our youth mission trip for the summer of 2015 is to Baltimore, Maryland. We will be staying at the Good Shepherd UMC and serving at local food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and helping out at various children’s programs. In addition to that, we will get to have some fun in the city of Baltimore! We will be going for 6 days between June 21 and July 3. It is a life-changing experience to go on mission trips, and a great way to get all of your service hours in one week!
Vacation Bible School — Each year, over 150 children from the community come to BJUMC to learn about God through music, science, crafts, and games. We need volunteers to help be shepherds to our children, guiding them through the building as they move from class to class. We also need people to help with outdoor activities, snack, crafts, music, and to help tell the bible story. VBS is from 9 AM – 12 PM for 1 week in August.
Animal Camp — This camp, held in July of each year for children ages 3-7, provides a place for children to learn about God’s awesome creatures. We need volunteers to help be assistants in the classroom. It’s a great way to volunteer if you love animals and children! Animal camp is from 9 AM – 12 PM for 2 weeks in July.
InTune — Do you love to sing or do arts and crafts? InTune is a great opportunity to help out. This after school program consists of choir rehearsals, worship arts, bible study, and a pizza dinner. We need teen volunteers to assist either by being choir assistants or by helping with the worship arts program assisting kids in arts and crafts project. We meet every Thursday from 4:00PM – 6:00PM.
Other Youth Mission Projects — Our youth group frequently volunteers in other ways. this could be making birthing kits for those in developing countries, sending care packages to soldiers, making cards for those in nursing homes, and raising money for different organizations through a Charter Day booth. Please check out the website: www.bjumc.org for more information and for our youth group schedule.