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Rise Against hunger

“We are delighted to announce that the meals from your meal packaging event on 3/25/2017 have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our New England warehouse. The meals will be received by our in-country partner Islamic Relief - Distribution in Mozambique” -Rise Against Hunger

We hosted and packaged over 10,152 of the meals Saturday March 25th.  Thank you to everyone who helped package the meals and to everyone who helped us finance these meals at $0.29 a meal.

 Rise Against Hunger is meal packaging program that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The program was created to give folks the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s hungry.

Contact Louise Halstead at to get involved.

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Bristol Kitchen

On the first Saturday of each month, we prepare and serve a hearty, nutritious meal to from 50 to 80 hungry people at Bristol Kitchen in Waltham, Massachusetts. Cooking for Bristol Kitchen is one of our oldest mission efforts in continuous service. About half of the clients served are residents of the Bristol Lodge men's and families' shelters and the rest are people from the community. This nightly meal is open to anyone.  If you would like to get involved contact Terri Kolenbrander at

 Getting ready to open (Watertown Food Pantry)

Getting ready to open (Watertown Food Pantry)

Food pantries

 The Watertown Food Pantry operates out of our Watertown site on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.  Volunteers and donations (non-perishable food items and toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, and diapers) for both pantries are always welcome!

Below are a few pictures when our BW Kids volunteered at the Watertown Food Pantry!


BWUMC Prayer Shawl ministry

 This ministry provides comfort to those in our congregation dealing with the death of a loved one, illness, job loss, or any other difficult situation.  There is yarn in the Narthex.  Please contact Jocelyn Milton if you have any questions at 

Baby Blankets

Helping the Young Parent’s Program at Children’s Hospital supply baby blankets to young families in need.  There is yarn in the office.  Please leave any blankets in the office.


Seasonal Missions


Each year we provide Christmas Gifts for the children of Cooper Community Center and their young siblings. Cooper Community Center is located on Washington St. in Roxbury and serves the Greater Roxbury neighborhoods.


We’ve partnered with Calvary UMC in Arlington to supply Thanksgiving dinners in Arlington.


During December we showcase Christmas gifts for friends and family that also help those around the world and close to home. Featured each year are Heifer InternationalAll Hands In (including Thistle Farms and Nightlight), Justice for Our Neighbors, and more!