Project AGAPE

Important Message from the Project AGAPE Board (09/20/2023)

Yesterday, the tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan increased as Azerbaijan attacked several areas around Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, where approximately 100,000 Armenians live. Project AGAPE will continue to serve the displaced people from the war that began in 2020 and the skirmishes that continue today. The Project will continue to accomplish its vision by sharing food, clothing, basic supplies, development projects, vocational training, Christmas Shoeboxes, and hope to those we are serving. Please be in prayer for the displaced people, the Project AGAPE staff, and our ministry/mission work through the Project AGAPE Center in Vayk, Armenia.

If you would like to help our sisters and brothers in Armenia, please click on the link below to make a donation that will help bring hope to those who have faced so much over the last two years. Thank you for all that you do for Project AGAPE.

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Click here to view the Project AGAPE September 2023 Newsletter. 

Update 9/5/2023:  Project AGAPE 30-Year Anniversary Celebration 

Project AGAPE’s vision is to share the love and hope of Christ with the people of Armenia and Artsakh, contribute to Christian education of the Armenian people, and to develop humanitarian and benevolent activities.

The Project will continue to accomplish its vision by sharing food, clothing, basic supplies, development projects, vocational training, helping with the spiritual needs of the community, and giving the hope of Jesus Christ in a very incarnational way to the people of Armenia and Artsakh in hopes that they will see Christ's love in action as we serve with the people of the oldest Christian nation in the world.

Join Director Nara Melkonyan, Bishop Carter, and Bishop Shelton for a luncheon to celebrate Project AGAPE's 30 years in ministry. We are excited to reflect on the work of Project AGAPE as we look forward to what is to come. 

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Mount Pleasant UMC, Greensboro NC
Lunch will be provided. 
Click here to download the Project AGAPE brochure. 

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2023


Update 8/7/2023: Announcement from the Project AGAPE Board

It is with deep regret that the Project Board must announce that there will be NO 2023 Fall collection of donations for Project AGAPE.

The reasons for this decision are as follows:

  1. Project AGAPE lost its warehouse in Yerevan in July because the owners , the Armenian military, needed to use it for other purposes. Nara Melkonyan, Project AGAPE in Country Director, is currently looking for a replacement warehouse.
  2. The shipping industry is still experiencing delays that started during the Pandemic. The Board has only been able to send one shipment from the Mission Response Center to Armenia in 2023.
  3. Because the wonderful donations in 2021 and 2022 the WNCC warehouse in Terrell is full to the brim. It currently has 3.5 to 4 sea container loads of donations ready to send.

So, until the Board can rent another warehouse in Yerevan and successfully ship the present supply of donations, it must suspend all further collections.

For those who held collections from the spring and others who do not have the space to hold donated items, please choose other local or international missions that can use them. Also, please do not take any donations to drop-off points because those churches do not have the storage space to hold them until a later date. Feel free to call/text me at 336-209-5875 if you need help in this regard.

Please know that this cancellation by no means indicates that our brothers and sisters in Armenia do not have great needs. They still do and we will help as soon as we are able.

Cecil Donahue, Coordinator for AGAPE Donations

AGAPE = American Greater Armenian Partnership Efforts

Project AGAPE, a ministry to Armenia, is a collaborative effort of the North Carolina and the Western North Carolina Conferences of The United Methodist Church in a joint effort with the Armenian Apostolic Church. 

For more information on Project AGAPE, please visit their website

Click the DONATE button below to make an on-line donation. 

If you would like to make a recurring payment to Project AGAPE via credit/debit card, Google Pay PayPal or bank account, click here

Monetary gifts may be made year-round through your local church and mailed to: WNCC Treasurer, P.O. Box 2757, Huntersville, NC, 28070, ATTN: Carol Bateman. Please include “Project AGAPE” in the memo line.

Mission Response Center

The Mission Response Center (MRC) receives and distributes humanitarian aid items, serves as a depot center for UMCOR, and offers staging for Disaster Response. The MRC also offers space to for Project AGAPE Christmas boxes and other supplies for Armenia.

Local church or small group volunteer groups or individuals are needed to help sort mission materials. Click here to open the MRC Volunteer Sign-up Form. 

Visit the Mission Response Center page for drop-off hours.