Special Happenings & Events

Moncure Outreach Ministry


Every Third Tuesday of the month

As the pandemic endures, so does our Moncure mission. We continue to provide a hot, homemade meal as well as a box of non-perishable goods once a month. We also continue the partnership between Buckhorn UMC, the Moncure Fire Dept, the Sprott Center and Moncure Elementary, as the program serves families, individuals, and seniors alike. 


The need for volunteers is broad, with opportunities to participate on site, behind the scenes, or from the comfort and safety of your own home. Please prayerfully consider where God can use your gifts and talents.


Non-perishable food boxes are packed the third Monday of each month. We meet at 7pm to pray over and pack the food for over 30 families. In addition to packing the food, we also need food donations or monetary donations to keep this outreach active. You may make a monetary donation by indicating "Moncure Food Ministry" in your check's memo line. To view a list of preferred foods, click here. Donations can be dropped off at the church, or contact us for a safe, contactless pickup. If you are interested in praying over and packing boxes, please contact us at churchbythelakeumc@gmail.com.


Every third Tuesday a delicious hot meal is prepared and packaged in the EUMC kitchen beginning at 10am, then transported to the Sprott Center for pick-up from 4-6pm. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the distribution activities in Moncure (placing boxes and meals in cars as they drive up). If you are interested in participating, please contact us at churchbythelakeumc@gmail.com.


All of our outreach programs need to be covered in prayer - from the food itself, to the hands that prepare, the hands that package, the hands that serve, the hands that distribute and most importantly, the hands that receive. There is no doubt that we experience individuals and situations that need prayer. Are you willing to pray from wherever you are? Are you willing to ask God to intercede, multiply and provide for this program? We need prayer warriors to keep a hedge of protection in place and the evil one at bay.


Another prayer request: We are currently working on becoming a registered food bank with the Eastern Food Bank of NC, which will allow us access to their pantries and distribution centers. What a blessing this would be to this program!


If you have any questions about any of these volunteer opportunities, you may reach out to Pastor Patrick, Laurie Preston or Lisa Edington for additional information. Thank you for caring for all of God's children.