National Partners in Mission
Chesapeake Kids
By collecting, cleaning, and distributing new or slightly used books children in under-served schools throughout Chesapeake we are able to ensure that all students have the opportunity to experience a school book-fair
 
 
 
Crop Walk
A community-wide walk that supports Church World Services, grassroots efforts to battle hunger locally, as well as local food-banks.
 
 
 
For Kids
The ForKids organization reaches out to the children of homeless families within Hampton Roads.  Great Bridge UMC has partnered with ForKids for missional giving over the past several years.  
 
 
 
Get Smart
By building relationships with under-served youth Get Smart seeks to provide positive role models, academic support, and prayer for students.  Volunteers provide meals, transportation, and mentorship
 
 
 
Jeremiah Project
The Jeremiah Project workings with middle school students to ensure homes are warmer, safer, more accessible, and dryer for residents of Western Virginia and Romney, West Virginia.  In addition to sending mission teams to week-long mission camps, we are committed to ensuring that the Jeremiah Project grows and is able to continue it’s work for years to come.
 
 
 
Little Sparrow Ministries
By partnering with Little Sparrow Ministries we are actively working to return hope to the people of McDowell County, West Virginia.  Our mission teams do home repair, provide food and winter clothing, as well as host Bible Schools for local children.  We are committed to returning hope to a region of the country that once boomed with economic prosperity.
 
 
 
North Carolina Missions
Great Bridge UMC has committed to serve churches and families in North Carolina through hurricane-relief efforts following the devastation that occurred following Hurricane Florence.  We believe it is our duty to partner with affected areas to be the hands and feet of Christ as we serve others in need.
International Partners in Mission
 
El Salvador Task Force
Twice a year, teams from GBUMC travel from Chesapeake to the Nueva Jerusalem Methodist Iglesia in Ahuachapan, El Salvador.  While there, they provide construction assistance and medical care.  In addition, our teams assist with Bible and food distribution in the local community in order to share the gospel internationally.     More Info