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 on 3rd Saturdays and 4th Tuesdays.
          9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm on 2nd Tuesdays. 

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



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.


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 -, 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,, 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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