Missions Committee


The FUMCAH Missions Committee seeks to empower our congregation to live its values, working for hope and justice for others through acts of compassion, service and generosity. Whether you feel called to help the homeless or hungry, to mentor local families, support missionaries, provide international relief, or fight diseases like malaria, Missions has a place for you and welcomes your help!



View the Missions project to find the best fit for your interests and talents. Contact Wendy Dunnington for more information.


PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter)

Meets every Monday night, October – April

FUMCAH serves as a PADS site, providing meals and shelter for homeless people in our community.  


Coordinator:  Laura McKevitt


Summer Suppers

Second Tuesday of every month, May – September

FUMCAH provides dinner for the food insecure and homeless.  

Coordinator:  Jacqueline Raitano


Midwest Distribution Center Trip

A yearly two-day trip to Chatham, IL to pack kits, sort items, sew, help with mailings, build desks, repair bicycles and sewing machines, and help load/unload supplies.  


Coordinator:  Naoki Nakamura


Faith Community Homes

Ongoing, year round

An initiative of Arlington Heights churches offering mentoring and financial support to low-income families living or working in Arlington Heights.


Coordinator: Lou Walton


Meals on Wheels

Ongoing, year round

FUMCAH supports the Wheeling Meals on Wheels non-profit organization that helps senior citizens in need by providing nutritious meals delivered to their doors.


Coordinators: Russ and Marlys Guilford



  • Summer school supply drive
  • Valentine’s Day and Mother's Day card sales
  • Feed My Starving Children packing events
  • Holiday cookie sales in December
  • Christmas Gift Giving through ChildServe
  • CROP Hunger Walk in October
  • Hosting missionary visits


The Advance for Christ and His Church is the United Methodist program for designated mission giving. The Missions Committee works to educate the congregation and raise money for a different Advance program each month.

These funds enable the church to “advance” the cause of Christ by supporting, among other things, new church development, disaster relief, missionary work, scholarships, health services, agricultural and nutritional programs, and other evangelism, education, and humanitarian efforts.


Since its 1948 inception, the Advance has given more than $1 billion to selected causes. Because apportionments and other generous gifts cover administrative costs, 100% of every Advance gift goes to the designated cause. For more information, visit http://umcmission.org/give-to-mission/the-advance



January - Journeys the Road Home

February - Faith Community Homes

March - Justice For Our Neighbors

April - Heifer International

May - Wings

June - Reconciling Ministries Network

July -  Sustainable Action International

August - Sammool House

September - Clean Water Delivery

October - Tree of LIfe

November - UMCOR

December - Poinsettias with Purpose