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620 NW 8th Street

Gresham, OR 97030

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Gresham United Methodist Church has a number of ministries created to reach into the community and to spiritually strengthen the congregation. Some ministries meet monthly, others are seasonal, still others are twice a month.

There are opportunities to volunteer for meal programs or community service projects.  We hold classes and offer a variety of study groups to enhance your spiritual life.  There are opportunities to knit or be part of a book group.  On this page is a selection of our offerings.  Take a moment to explore our ministries and join us on the journey.

Meal Program

Three times a month, we serve meals at our local Women's or Family Shelters.  

Volunteers are always welcome.

Please join us in providing nourishment for our nearby community!

Solve It Saturday (SIS)

Solve it Saturday-SIS is a men's group that meets on the first Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m.  

Men eat breakfast, reflect on a devotional moment and do small jobs around the church.

Reconciling Ministries Team

The Gresham United Methodist Church's Reconciling Ministries Team promotes education and awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues while providing a voice and space of healing within the faith community.

Backpack Buddies

How you can help:

You are invited to join other members of Gresham United Methodist Church in addressing this important need by:

  1. Donating money. 

    • $120 will provide weekend meals for one child for the entire school year. 

    • $60 will provide packs for half the year. 

    • $13 will send home food parcels for a month. 

    • Checks payable to GUMC with Backpack Buddies in the memo area.

  2. Donating food. 

    • Through SnowCap we are able to purchase most of the food from the Oregon Food Bank at a considerable discount. Items most needed from donations are:

      • (a) milk in individual boxes that do not need to be refrigerated 

      • (b) individual fruit cups or fresh fruit, especially apples and oranges because they travel well.

  3. Sharing the work. 

    • Help will be needed to:

          *Pack the meals at SnowCap on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
          *Deliver to the children on one Friday each month. 
          *Willingness to deliver on a substitute basis.

  4. Spreading the word. 

    • Your neighbor or a friend may want to support a project that feeds hungry children.

Quad W Internship Program

Gresham UMC has a well developed internship program. The heart of our program is focused in the summer with QuadW college interns who live with us for 8 weeks while serving the church and community.  

Check out the QuadW link for more information. 

Music Program

We have a strong choir program led by Solveig Nyberg. Practices are on Wednesday evenings weekly. If you are interested in singing or playing hand bells, contact the office or stop in and talk with Solveig. Our bell choir meets after the second service on Sunday afternoons.

Women's Fellowship

The Women's Fellowship, formally the UMW, host programs and regular meetings.  They are an active group that has a number of events. The Women's Fellowship supports many programs worldwide which seek to bring forth social justice, to provide for those in need and to live out the light of Christ in various ways.

Prayer Shawls

Since 2009, a group of Knitters have met monthly to make prayer shawls, hats and scarfs to share with the community. Countless people have been blessed through this ministry. Please join the Knitters on the first Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in room 101.