“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 

~ 1 Peter 4:10

Habitat for Humanity

This is one of the most rewarding and tangible ways you can serve our neighbors and show God’s love. Grab a friend and serve together, or come alone. We need everyone! Sign up to to volunteer here. University UMC will also sponsor a lunch following the building session. To help with lunch, please contact  Betty Peterson

For questions about volunteering, contact Sal DiNatale. If you need transportation or help with childcare, contact Terry Hamlet.

Golden Rule Rally

As the school year begins, University UMC renews its commitment to share gifts and blessings with children in need in the local community. The Golden Rule Rally fills backpacks with school supplies for elementary students, and raises funds to support TABLE. Backpack Supply List for 2019.

Prison Ministry

Minister to prisoners at the Orange County Correctional Center. Tuesday evenings.

Contact: Paul Triulzi

Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) is a not-for-profit non-denominational social service organization with a small staff providing basic services to combat poverty, hunger and homelessness in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Monthly sign-ups and more information about serving at the IFC can be found here.

Contact:  Jeff Foarde


TABLE’s mission is to provide healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry elementary school children living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Food is collected at University UMC throughout the year for these underprivileged children. To volunteer at TABLE, please visit their internal sign up.

Project 5000

Project 5000 has begun! Based on an unforgettable experience in the life of Jesus – the feeding of the 5,000 – this food drive encourages us to give our own small contribution of food and see it multiplied into greater usefulness.  Each box of food is designed to provide emergency food for a family of four for two days. 
If you have participated in Project 5000 before, you may notice that this year is a little different. The IFC has moved to their new building in Carrboro and the needs of the Community Market (formerly Pantry) have changed. Because of Covid, the best way to support the Market and contribute food is to purchase groceries and have them shipped directly to the IFC. You may use your favorite online grocery source or click here for the IFC’s amazon wish list.
If you prefer to fill traditional Project 5000 boxes, click here for the 2021 food list. You may pick up boxes and food lists at the church from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, as well as anytime from Jeff and Karin Foarde’s carport at 1404 Wildwood Dr, Chapel Hill. No need to call first, but Jeff’s cell is 919-619-1445 (text preferable) if you have questions. Boxes or doubled paper grocery bags (so they do not rip) may be returned to the Foardes’.
Substitutions are fine! The IFC has a more general grocery list that they update regularly.  
Thank you for your support of this important ministry!


Help orphans in Africa break the cycle of poverty and dependency forever. Church members Erika and John Lusk recently traveled to Kenya to visit University UMC’s partner working group, Samaritan Liliaba. To read their blog about the trip, click here.

Contact: John or Erika Lusk