Missions Overview

Hickory United Methodist Church participates in and organizes several missions. We know that "church" isn't just about what goes on inside the walls of our sanctuary, but how we help others around us - in our community and across the globe.



HUMC works closely with Chesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST) and Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (NEST) to provide our church as a place of shelter for the homeless two weeks of every winter season. 

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Good neighbor festival

The HUMC annual Good Neighbor Festival is a day of fellowship with food, crafts, a large yard sale, entertainment and more. All proceeds go to help needy families in the Hickory, Great Bridge and Moyock communities we serve. 

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City of hope, tanzania

A small group of HUMC members were blessed to be able to serve the City of Hope school and orphanage in Tanzania in the spring of 2017. Our church continues to support their mission and future trips to Tanzania are in the works!

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Cleaning Buckets

The United Methodist Men alongside many other HUMC members collected items for cleaning buckets to send to Hurricane Harvey flood victims. This mission is held several whenever disaster strikes our community andcountry. If you are interested in helping with this mission during a time of disaster, contact Clyde Harrell (Disaster Coordinator HUMC)
(757) 421-2631 or ch.chasssoc@gmail.com


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Chesapeake Avenue Food Pantry

The Chesapeake Avenue Food Pantry in South Norfolk is 100% supported by HUMC. This weekly food pantry is open to residents every Tuesday, and volunteers are needed on a weekly basis. Food drives including our fall food drive, Thanksgiving turkey drive, Christmas dinner drive and winter "Souper Bowl" canned soup drive all support Chesapeake Avenue. For information on how to volunteer contact Deborah Pallett at (757) 421-4412.


Autumn Care Nursing Home

Members of our congregation provide monthly worship and fellowship opportunities to the residents of Autumn Care Nursing Home off Butts Station Road in Chesapeake. Volunteers are needed each month to visit with the residents and assist with services.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jennifer Foster (757) 814-6611