Adopt-a-Family 2016

Through the Adopt-a-Family program, Ashton UMC provided Christmas gifts and meals for 15 families, a total of 68 people, primarily children. Recipients for Adopt-a-Family were families in financial need, identified either through local schools or hospice. Members and friends of Ashton UMC then purchased items from their wish lists. Families also received either a Christmas meal or a supply of groceries.


Rebuilding Together Logo

A Special Rebuilding Together Trip

Every year since Katrina, AUMC has led a Rebuilding Together team to New Orleans to help restore and rebuild homes of so many disadvantaged families who suffered such great losses during this disaster. AUMC is leading one more trip in early 2017 to help a very special couple. Jean and James have spent the past 10 years supporting the work of the Team while they were in New Orleans. Jean is the full time caregiver for a disabled friend who lives with them, and now their home needs repairs and modifications to help these two people who have helped (and continue to help) so many others.

The AUMC Rebuilding Together Team needs additional funding for this trip. The Team would also gladly welcome any volunteers who would like to join the Team on this trip. To donate, volunteer or get additional information, please contact us.


Smart Sack

Montgomery County Smart Sack Program

Ashton UMC is now a partner in the Smart Sacks program! More than 1 in 4 children in Montgomery County are eligible to receive free or reduced meals at school. For many of these children, however, days without school are days of hunger. The Smart Sacks programs is an initiative to bridge the weekend gap in 60 elementary schools in Montgomery County. Ashton UMC has partnered with Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park to help supply food for 30 children. Each month, volunteers pick up food from Manna, then bring it back to the church where it is packaged in bags that are dropped off weekly at the school for distribution.