Project AGAPE, a ministry to Armenia and to some of our most desperate Christian brothers and sisters, 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. 

AGAPE = American Greater Armenian Partnership Efforts

Project AGAPE brings hope to vulnerable children.

 

The Mission Response Center 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.

Needed: Volunteer groups or individuals wishing to help sort mission materials.

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


UPDATE: Effectively immediately, the MRC has cancelled scheduled volunteer groups and is not accepting any new registrations until further notice. Please check back here for updates (March 16, 2020). 

Click here to open the MRC Volunteer Sign-up Form. 

Resources

 

Monetary gifts may be made on Project AGAPE Sunday and year-round through your local church or mailed to:

Project AGAPE
 c/o WNCC Treasury Services
PO Box 2757
Huntersville, NC 28070

Please include “Project AGAPE” on the memo line.


Packing Instructions and Project AGAPE/UMCOR Drop-Off Locations

  • Please pack all items in the smallest box that is appropriate.  Recommended box size is 16” X 12” X 12” since boxes of that size can be reused as part of a shipment.
  • List the contents on the outside of the box.
  • Also, pack the boxes as full and tight as possible.  That prevents boxes from being crushed as they are stacked in the warehouse awaiting the sorting process.
  • If at all possible, avoid using plastic bags, since they are easily torn and do not stack well on pallets.

SPRING 2020 Collection 

Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1 - Churches are asked to drop off donated items to the most convenient designated place listed on the website.

 

Tuesday, May 5 - Donations will be picked up from the Conference Drop off sites and delivered to the Mission Response Center.

 

Fall 2020 Collection 

Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 2- Churches are asked to drop off donated items to the most convenient designated place listed on the website.
 
Tuesday, October 6 - Donations will be picked up from the Conference Drop off sites and delivered to the Mission Response Center.

 

Drop-off Locations: 

Maylo UMC, 1900 Spenser Mountain Road, Gastonia (near Ranlo), 704.824.3529. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  
Groce UMC, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, 828.298.7647. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 
Salem UMC, 1206 Salem Church Road, Morganton, 828.433.6600,  Tuesday and Friday,11a.m.- 6 p.m.
 
First UMC, 309 Church Street NW, Lenoir, 828.754.4922. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m-4 p.m. (For other times call to arrange.)
 
First UMC, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, 336.835.2323. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
Clemmons UMC, 3700 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, 336.766.6375. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
 
Hinshaw UMC, 4501 West Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, 336.299.6330. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.Use the back covered entrance near the mail box. Please contact Jim Waynick, 336.273.7547 before bringing the items to the church.
 
Memorial UMC, 101 Randolph Street, Thomasville, 336.472.7718. Monday-Thursday   8 a.m-3 p.m.
 
First UMC, 110 West Church Street (NC Hwy 152 West), China Grove, 704.857.9713. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Use the covered side entrance at the parking lot. Contact Person: Wanda Watts, 704.467.3235 or 704.857.3623.

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28211. 704-366-2823. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: Chris Litaker - clitaker@providenceumc.org, 704-365-6800.
 
Western NC Conference Center, 13924 Professional Center Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078, 2nd Floor 704.535.2260. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Carol Bateman, cbateman@wnccumc.org, 704-714-2339. 
 
Mission Response Center, 8973 Greenwood Rd, Terrell, NC. 828.478.2106. Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm. (Contact Brian Mateer ahead to ensure someone is there to receive the donated items.)

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