Missions Committee

If you need assistance, if you want to help, if you want to serve please contact our Missions Committee!  This is our feet on the ground team that works in our community to make a difference. 

Cinderella’s Closet

Cinderella’s Closet of Wilmington provides formal wear to girls that could not otherwise attend prom. Even more important than providing a beautiful prom dress, we are able to provide an experience like no other for these young ladies. Once they enter Cinderella’s Closet, they are lavished with hospitality, love and grace. They leave believing they are cherished. It is for this reason that we opened Cinderella’s Closet..

The Welcome Table

Every Thursday host our Welcome Table meal at 12noon at Grace United Methodist Church – Wilmington NC. At Welcome Table we believe that food is the common language among all people and so we build community together around the table. We invite you to nourish your soul while partaking of some good food during this sit down meal. All are invited. 

Fishers of Men

Every summer our youth and adults take part in one National or International Mission Trip.  Past trips have included Tennessee, Virginia, and the Dominican Republic.  They have gleaned fields, roofed, built homes, and taught VBS.

One Thing 

Each month our Family Council chooses one mission to work on.  Each mission is simple and ask you to just ONE THING for the entire month.  Past mission have included Back to School Supplies, Laundry Money, and painted rocks of JOY.


Early Bread is a Sunday breakfast ministry hosted at Church of Saint Peter The Fisherman Episcopal Church on South Carolina Avenue. They provide physical and spiritual food, clothing and toiletries to all who ask.


Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a local food pantry with a affiliation to Grace UMC. The Cupboard’s mission statement is: Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is called to serve those who are hungry in the Wilmington area through the distribution of emergency food. This service is provided by volunteers in partnership with the community, without regard to race or religion and with care to preserve the dignity of the individuals being served.


For several years Grace UMC has reached out to students at Sunset Park Elementary School by providing tutoring and school supplies. Now our outreach focuses on the staff as well, sharing God’s love with them in big and small ways throughout the year.


Wilmington is fortunate to have a Hospice Care Center devoted to caring for those facing life’s end. Grace UMC, as well as other churches and local organizations, has volunteered to furnish meals for the families and staff at Hospice. Grace furnishes lunch on the second Wednesday of every other month for approximately 30-35 people.

Family Promise

The families mainly consist of single mothers and their children, but we do have both parents, single fathers and their children on occasion. The parents are either working or seeking employment and the children are in school during their time in the program. The families receive training with budgeting, childcare and child development, health issues and other areas that will help them remain in a home once they graduate from the program to permanent housing.
Through Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network (Interfaith) Grace cooperates on a rotating basis with other Wilmington area churches to provide shelter, food, and comfort to homeless families in the local area.

W.A.R.M. | Small Miracles, Safer Homes

WARM unites people of compassion to rebuild Homes & restore Hope. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers serve the elderly, disabled and other low income homeowners by making the repairs and accessibility upgrades necessary to protect their safety and health. WARM successfully serves over 60 households per year with things like roof repair, plumbing repairs and wheelchair ramp construction.

ANGEL TREE | Methodist Home for Children

The Methodist Home for Children provides hope, healing and shelter to abused, abandoned and neglected children. Each November a Christmas tree is placed in Grace’s Welcome Center and is decorated with paper ornaments. The ornaments contain the names and information of the Methodist Home for Children families.