• Worship with us on Sunday mornings at one of our services...


    Blended Worship
    8:30am in the Chapel


    Contemporary Worship
    9:45am in the Fellowship Hall


    Traditional Worship
    11:00am in the Sanctuary

    101 E. Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Email: cvillefirstumc@gmail.com
    Phone: (434) 296-6193


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Every year, during the coldest winter months, churches from all over our community work to provide a hot meal and warm place to sleep for the homeless men and women of Charlottesville. First UMC’s two weeks for hosting the men will be from February 23rd through March 9th. Your help is needed to serve as greeters, shower assistants, an overnight presence, PACEM assistants, kitchen assistants, dinner chefs, meal servers, or just engaging in conversation and fellowship with our guests.

Please review the brief volunteer positions that are listed below and click the links to be taken to a Google Doc where you can sign up online. The "pen & paper" sign-up sheets will still be available in the hallway on your way down to the Fellowship Hall. We will do our best to keep the online and church sheets up to date – so please feel free to use either method.

A volunteer coordinator is also needed to oversee each of the 5 volunteer areas. These 5 volunteer coordinators would be responsible for simply checking in (via phone or email) with their volunteer areas and making sure that there is someone on hand to cover that position every night. Please let Tommy or Virginia know if you are willing to serve as one of these volunteer coordinators.

Welcome Table (Click Here to Sign Up)
Time Slots: 5:30pm – 8pm / 8pm – 10pm

  • Meet and Greet Guests & Monitor Smoking Passes
  • Answer Questions and Assist as Needed

Kitchen Helper (Click Here to Sign Up)
Time Slots: 7pm – 8:30pm / 8:30pm – 10pm

  • Refill Drinks & Refresh Snacks
  • Heat Dinners as Late Guests Arrive
  • Help Clean Up as Needed

PACEM Assistance (Click Here to Sign Up)
Time Slots: 6pm – 8pm / 8pm – 10pm

  • Help PACEM staff with the change-over of guests
  • Monitor TV Room, Movie Room, Bathrooms
  • Check out Movies
  • Assist as needed

Shower Attendant (Click Here to Sign Up)
Time Slots: 6pm – 7:30pm / 7:30pm – 9pm

  • Coordinate and maintain the Shower Schedule
  • Monitor the Shower Door and Times
  • Assist with Towels and Toiletries

Overnight Presence (Click Here to Sign Up)
Time Slots: 10pm – 7am

  • Monitor Smoking Passes and door until 11pm
  • Lock door at 11pm
  • Go to sleep on the 3rd Floor - You are here if the PACEM Staff need assistance during the night.
  • Set out breakfast items & make coffee in the morning
  • Light cleaning as needed

For more information, please contact Tommy Gibson or Virginia Gibson