Califon UMC provides for basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter to those in need, near and far.
The Christian message is spread through outreach to a nursing home, through study, and story-telling, in addition to Sunday worship for children and adults.
By serving our neighbors and spreading the love of Jesus in the fellowship of other believers, participants experience personal growth and life-changing experiences that children and adults carry with them beyond the church grounds.
Members contribute to those working to help the disadvantaged, elderly, and disabled survivors of Hurricane Sandy. A team heads to Appalachia every summer to build and repair homes and churches for the impoverished. Volunteers create Shoeboxes of toiletries and toys for African children, and support a NJ missionary family in Kenya, Africa. Our Fellowship Hall is used by local groups for AA, OA, and Girl Scouts.
To further spread The Word of God, all church members and friends create and perform the annual musical production The Living Nativity. We provide Sunday services to a local nursing home. Church members participate in weekly bible study classes.
Small Groups raise money through fund-raising. Six dinners a year, the Fisherman’s Breakfast, soup and cookies sales make good use of our kitchen and dining facilities. Teens also raise funds with a car wash and their own bake sale.
The Top of the Barn Thrift Shop is our largest ministry. It raises huge amounts of funds that go directly to Califon UMC, our missions, and other local ministries. It provides bargain basement prices for everyday, small, household products for the local community. Gently worn clothing is available for children, women and men, including winter wear and maternity.