Serve Christ

"The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part... You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are!"
1 Corinthians 12:25-31
The Message

We believe God gives everyone gifts with which to be part of the Body of Christ.  Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others by being present, offering help, and serving as living examples of Jesus’ love

No matter who you are, you can serve.  Whether it’s strong hands, a beautiful smile, wise words, or daily prayers… we all contribute to Christ’s work as members of the body of Christ!

Hinton Avenue UMC is active in its neighborhood, across the city of Charlottesville, and as part of the United Methodist Connection that touches lives all around the world.  Truly, we believe that together we can make a difference that brings a little bit of heaven here to earth.

The Clothes Closet is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept donations at this time.

The Family Kitchen is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

The Food Pantry is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

The Charlottesville Area Community ID Program seeks to improve health, safety, and sense of community by issuing a locally-recognized ID Card.  The card is available to anyone but may be especially helpful to those who, for various reasons, are unable to obtain a a government issued ID.  The program is sponsored by Hinton Avenue UMC, New Beginnings Christian Community, and Welcoming Greater Charlottesville.  ID Registration drives are currently suspended due to COVID-19 but urgent needs can be met by contacting Virginia Osterman (434.260.0586).

Hinton Avenue is one of 26 Congregations making up Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together (IMPACT).   As a grassroots organization we bring our diversity together to live out our religious traditions’ call for justice in greater Charlottesville, Virginia. We are dedicated to the empowerment of local leaders to identify and develop solutions to serious community problems, and achieving these solutions through direct action.

Hinton Avenue is a partner congregation of Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, supporting it financially and with a team of dedicated volunteers on the third Tuesday of each month. Loaves & Fishes’ mission is to give food with kindness and compassion to those seeking assistance while providing an opportunity for volunteers to serve their neighbors in Charlottesville and surrounding communities.