Most people long to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Most people also want to help transform the world and make a difference in the lives of those around them. Here at Dranesville Church we believe it is important to get on board with what God is doing. That means we must be a church willing to go out beyond the walls of the church “building” and be the church with our hands and voices. We must be willing to go out and meet our neighbors where they are and pour the love of God that is within us into the lives of those around us.
When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, he said these words: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, ON Earth, as it is in Heaven.” Every day Dranesville Church strives to live up to that high vision. That we can be a church willing to paint a picture of God that is bigger than the picture that has been painted in generations past. Below are some of the mission ministries of Dranesville Church. It is through these ministries that we strive to be the hands and voice of Jesus Christ in a world that so desperately wants to be loved.
Even 4 Others—On the “4th” Sunday of “Even” months, this ministry provides donated food, and toiletries (including diapers) to WFCM (Western Fairfax Christian Ministries) for many families in need of help in our area. www.wfcmva.org
Kids Konnection DC —This ministry provides back to school supplies and Christmas presents to children in Washington, D.C. DUMC youth also go into DC and participate in the Sidewalk Sunday School program.
Caregiver Support Group — Whether you are coping with aging parent(s) locally or long distance OR you are a caregiver to another loved one…this support group is for you! Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the church office if you are interested in this support group.
The Closet of Herndon—Dranesville Church has built an ongoing relationship with The Closet through the volunteering of our time as well as through our new Caroling ministry! The Closet, located in downtown Herndon, is a thrift shop and serves as a source of low-cost clothing and household necessities for those on a tight budget. They also give away clothing to truly needy individuals and use their profits to support college scholarships and other worthwhile community programs. www.theclosetofgreaterherndon.org
Rise Against Hunger – For the past three years, community members have come together at our “church on the hill” to support this effort by packing meals for less fortunate people around the world. In 2017, we raised funds and packed 11,880 meals!
Operation Christmas Child—This “shoebox surprise” ministry offers useful gifts to international children in need around the world. This year our church packed more than 800 boxes! www.samaritanspurse.org