Outreach Ministry

Outreach Ministry at United Methodist Church in Madison, NJ, discovers ways to live faithfully in the community and the world to bring the needs of both back to the congregation. This ministry group seeks to educate the congregation about the work of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) and United Methodist Committee of Relief (UMCOR), as well as other organizations that are active domestically and internationally to promote peace and justice and to provide relief and life sustaining care wherever needed. Through our local involvement and our contributions through organizations with broader reach, we are actively committed to service for others in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Our congregation  supports:

  • United Methodist Committee on Relief


    United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) which is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). UMCOR’s work can be categorized into three major areas: humanitarian relief / disaster response, sustainable development and global health. In 2017, UMCOR was called upon to respond to major hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and flooding both domestically and internationally.  Internationally health efforts include response to Ebola virus epidemic in Africa, eliminating malaria, educational in healthy birthing practices as well as general health issues. Donations are made throughout UMCOR Advance projects for Domestic Disaster Response UMCOR Advance #901670 and to the International Disaster Response UMCOR Advance #982450

  • Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris

    Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County (IFP) as a Partner Congregation, which is a non-denominational, non-profit organization providing food and groceries to eligible Morris County residents by supplementing their monthly groceries with a balanced assortment of nutritional shelf stable and fresh foods. UMC in Madison supports their efforts through grocery contributions of ~1000 pounds of food annually and by volunteering to stock and transport food for Thanksgiving baskets. Several members of the congregation are home grocery delivery or warehouse distribution volunteers. In addition, the congregation supports the Back to School Backpack project providing school supplies that are distributed to the children of the Pantry's clients.  

  • Family Promise of Morris County

    Family Promise of Morris County which is a nonsectarian, not-for-profit organization founded in 1989, with a mission to provide safe emergency shelter to families and assist them in transitioning from homelessness to permanent self-sufficiency. UMC in Madison is a support congregation when families are staying at St. Vincent’s RC Church in Madison. Family Promise has expanded its client services to include: Our Promise, a drop-in center in Morristown for area homeless; Keys-to-Housing, a rent and shelter subsidy program with mentoring and support to permanent housing; and Abigail House, transitional housing for individuals and families affected by domestic violence.  

  • Market Street Mission

    Market Street Mission which is a non-denominational, non-profit organizations focused on ministry to the homeless, helpless, and hopeless in Northern NJ by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through a structured program which enables them to lead responsible, productive lives.

    The Annual Coat Drive is held on The Green in Morristown on the first Saturday in November, is organized to distribute ~2000 winter coats to needy individuals using volunteers.  

  • A Future with Hope

    A Future with Hope (AFWH) is an outreach program established by The United Methodist Greater Annual Conference of New Jersey (GNJAC) in response to SuperStorm Sandy in 2012. This organization is committed providing non-profit disaster recovery and storm relief along with supportive client services to families affected in New Jersey. 

  • Reconciling Ministries

    In 2019 the congregation at the United Methodist Church in Madison unanimously voted to become a Reconciling Congregation with the international Reconciling Ministries Network. The United Methodist Church in Madison is a welcoming community that reflects God's love as revealed in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Led by the Holy Spirit, we welcome and affirm our human family's diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, expression of faith, economic status, marital status, and ability. We support marriage equality and full pastoral privileges for all persons regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. We affirm that all are worthy of God's love and grace. We celebrate our differences and embrace them as a source of strength. We invite all to join us on the journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

  • Fair Trade

    Fair Trade – Equal Exchange Products are made available to congregations members as well as the wider community. This program seeks to support Fair Trade Certified companies and other socially responsible businesses and their farmers and artisans through direct access and distribution of products and allowing these producers to reap a higher profit from their agricultural and artisan efforts. Buying fair-trade items supports just and sustainable economies.


    The congregation also generously donates towards special offerings for the six special Sundays celebrated annually by the United Methodist Church which include: World Communion Sunday,  Student Sunday, Human Relations Sunday, UMCOR Sunday, Peace with Justice Sunday.


    The congregation also supports local and global mission projects in coordination with local and global organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of Morris County, Heifer International, Sole Hope Project, Feeding America (Stop-Hunger-Now), End Hunger 3.6 (Rotary), PeaceWorks, Zufall Health Clinics, and more.   

    Kellie Krondon is our Fair Trade representative.  Should you wish to make an order or ask questions, please contact Kellie at kkrondon1102@gmail.com.