“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...” - Matthew 28:19

To serve is to share God's love. How might you serve in our church, our community, and your neighborhood to share Jesus' love to others? How can you share what God is doing in your life? How will you take the good news into the community? Every church member is encouraged to get involved in at least one mission activity impacting our neighborhood.

Current Programs

Community Place Café

When: Every fourth Monday, 12pm

Where: First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville

Once a month, a team of volunteers provide a meal to anyone who is hungry through Community Place Café. Volunteers help prepare and serve the meal.

Crop Walk

When: First Sunday of each May

Where: Lake Artemesia, College Park

We join with neighbor congregations to raise money for local and global hunger relief efforts through the annual Crop Walk. Learn More

Disciples Mission Fund

When: Ongoing

With other Disciples of Christ churches, our giving goes beyond our doorsteps to the ends of the earth, blessing missionaries who build relationships across the globe, supporting vital work to end poverty and racism, and supporting new and transforming churches and their ministries across North America. Learn More

Help-By-Phone Food Pantry

When: Ongoing

Help us fill up two laundry baskets for non-perishable donations to a local food pantry, Help by Phone.

Higher Ground

When: Ongoing

Through Higher Ground, University Christian Church is excited to participate in a way to end homelessness, one family at a time. These church volunteers will embody Jesus' love, walking alongside, praying for, and supporting families as any good neighbor might do. Please contact Marshall to volunteer. Learn More

P.G. Plaza Day Center

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm - 6pm

Where: UCC's Narthex

We are proud to partner with local churches to offer a safe, welcoming space in our Narthex for anyone in need. The Day Center provides a meal, showers, and laundry. Ways to support this ministry include volunteering and donations. Learn More


When: Ongoing

PLAN is an interfaith association of local congregations in Prince Georges County, committed to engaging in public actions on issues of local concern, such as affordable housing, public safety, youth and schools. Learn More

SAFE Center

When: Ongoing

This initiative of the University of Maryland (through the MPower Program) provides survivor-centered and trauma-informed services that empower trafficking survivors to heal and reclaim their lives, while preventing trafficking and better serving survivors through research and policy advocacy. Learn More

Safe Haven & Warm Nights

When: Every December (SH) / Every February (WN)

Where: UCC

We host two hypothermia shelters for individuals and families who need a warm place to sleep twice a year. We need volunteers to stay overnight, prepare meals, and provide hospitality.

Week of Compassion

When: Offering taken every February in worship

Through our Disciples of Christ network, Week of Compassion responds with love and hope to disaster, famine, and chaos around the world. Your gifts help us respond to hurricanes, earthquakes, war, inequality, and drought. Learn More

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