On a National level, BUMC is involved in a number of different efforts for disaster relief and ongoing mission work.
We also actively support the advocacy efforts of organizations that work for peace and justice in our country. Some of our national service activities include:
- Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Program - Since 2007, we have sent 7 VIM teams to the Gulf Coast Region to help with rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina.
- A yearly interfaith mission trip to the New Orleans area with a neighboring synagogue, Congregation Beth El.
- Our Youth participate in Work Camp every summer. We help sponser a week of mission at West River, MD for all youth (rising 7th graders and above) and we send our Sr. High youth out both nationally and internationally. In past years they have headed to Mescalero, New Mexico; the Bahamas; Trenton, New Jersey; and Belize. This summer (2014) we will be heading to Port-au-Prince, Haiti!
- Supporting the Children's Defense Fund and participating in their annual Children's Sabbath Program each October.
- Support of Methodists United for Peace with Justice.