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Local Outreach


For the second year, CUMC is providing fresh produce to clients at AFAC with its garden on the grounds of the church.  With an expanded raised bed, we are able to harvest tomatoes, beans, lettuce and squash of varies kinds.  We are able to walk it into our own church and distribute on Saturday mornings to those who need some extra food.  If you would like to join in this outreach effort by weekly watering, harvesting or triming plants,  sign up here  We need everyone to pitch in.   

Clarendon continues to provide fundraising events to support local ministries.  We sell coffee and pastries at an Election Day coffee bar since we are a polling place.  We sell Christmas trees which raised $7000+ in the first year and will have another Tree Lot  this year beginning November 26 and this spring we hosted our first Bunny Hop, a 5 K run that was able to raise $20,000 for which all proceeds will support the homeless, the marginalized and those with little food.  We built, planted, and cared for a garden supporting AFAC with fresh vegetables.  And finally, we have adopted an Afghan family in the US on a special visa for interpreters who have served with our servicemen in the Middle East.     


Help for the Homeless – this ministry includes support for programs such as ASPAN (Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network) and THRIVE, the emergency agency that helps people with rent, utilities, healthcare related expenses and more   For more information about these two worthly organizations see:   and

Hunger Relief – this ministry includes support for programs such as Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) through volunteer help as well as a Plot Against Hunger garden which we give to needed AFAC clients who receive food in our church every Saturday.

  Members of CUMC volunteer each month in bagging or distributing groceries at AFAC’s center on South Nelson Street.  (

Family Support – this ministry strives to help restore and strengthen families in crisis through support of programs like Doorways for Women and Families.  We also support an Aghan family fo five that is in US on a special visa for interpreters with our service men in combat.  We have helped provide assistance in getting his drivers license, provided some financial assistance and we work with No One Left Behind ( the organization that has sponsored his transfer here. 

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