The Mission Committee is honored to serve the members and friends of Big Beaver United Methodist Church by supporting God’s people at home and abroad.

Financial support and hands-on sharing of talents are provided to families through Local Missions as well as assisting people throughout the United States with our National Missions and abroad through our International Mission programs.  

We are always looking for participants for each of our mission projects. You can contribute in many different ways. Please see How You Can Help for more information.


The Mission Committee supports a variety of Local Missions. Support is given by volunteering for one-half to a full day in various capacities. Additionally, the Mission Committee provides financial support a wide range of charitable organizations.

The Mission Committee has supported the following organizations through working at the various sites:

CWS-Troy Area Crop Walk 

Habitat for Humanity Macomb

Blight Busters

Cass Community Social Services

Gleaners Food Bank


Serving dinner for South Oakland Shelter guests at BBUMC

Providing non-perishable items to Troy People Concerned

Financial support has been provided to:

Baldwin Center, Pontiac, MI

Cass Community Social Services

Abigayle Ministries

Camp Scholarships supported by United Methodist Men

Troy People Concerned

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund

Dort Oak Park Neighborhood, Flint, MI

Change the World Day at BBUMC

Please inquire about upcoming opportunities to participate.


On the national level, our Mission Committee organizes a week-long Family Mission Trip to areas of need within the United States. Past trips included sending 27 volunteers to Slidell, LA to help with rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, 15 volunteers traveled to Henderson Settlement in Kentucky to serve homeowners in one of the country’s poorest communities. In 2011, 16 volunteers worked at Midwest Missions Distribution Center (MMDC) in Chatham, IL. MMDC is one of six depots in the UMCOR Relief Supply Network. Some of the projects include assembling kits (health kits, sewing kits, school kits, teacher bags, flood buckets, medicine cabinet, and healthy birth kit). Other jobs are to build school desks, repair bicycles, sew Children’s hospital outfits, sorting, packing, paperwork, mailing, woodworking, loading and unloading, yard work, maintenance, construction, and much more. 

Our sewing crew at MMDC returned from the trip with many bolts of material and they continue to support MMDC by making school bags for the school kits. They have made over 600 bags and they are still going!

In addition to the Family Mission Trip, the Mission Committee also financially supports missionaries with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), UMCOR, and United Methodist One Great Hour of Sharing.


The Mission Committee supported volunteers that traveled to Haiti in 2008, 2009, and 2011 through OMS to build a new seminary campus and spread the Good News of Jesus our Savior.

Financial support is also provided to:  

Starfish Kids to support children's education in Haiti

Missionaries in Southeast Asia


Change the World Day

Each year in May, BBUMC joins United Methodist from across the country to help Change the World. Sunday starts with a short worship service, followed by mission activities in the church, in the local community and in Detroit. All are welcome and activities are designed for all ages and abilities.

Eastside Ministries

Three times a year guests from Cass Community Social Services are our luncheon guests – February, July and October. At Christmas we supply the gifts for their party. Each gift contains a warm top, 2 pair of socks, hat, scarf, gloves and a bag of candy. 

Lighthouse of Oakland County

BBUMC supports children and families with an annual hat and mitten drive each winter.

Red Cross Blood Drive

BBUMC hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive four times every year. Many members of the congregation take advantage of the convenience of donating right in the church building. The blood drive is always open to the public, and anyone can make a reservation, or simply walk in.


SHARP, Senior Home Assistance Repair Program, was originally started at BBUMC . This program provides free home repairs to seniors and disabled residents in Troy. While the program has expanded to four cities, BBUMC still provides financial support as well as volunteers.


There are many ways you can help.


Volunteers come in many forms. You can join us on one of our week-long National Mission or International Mission trips. If a week-long trip is not for you, we offer various one-day Local Mission projects. There are also opportunities to serve by joining the Mission Committee or by assisting with the planning and organization of our mission projects and fundraisers. 

Financial Support:

While we realize that is not always feasible to participate in our mission projects, you can still help with your financial support. The Mission Committee organizes several fundraisers each year. We also accept financial donations at any time. Please make your check payable to BBUMC and place a notation in the memo area for “Mission Committee Donation”.

Non-Perishable Items:

The Mission Committee collects non-perishable items for local families in need. Food baskets are created each year for several local families through Troy People Concerned for Easter and Thanksgiving. Food is also collected throughout the year for a local food bank.