UpLift Missions is the umbrella Mission for several Cave Spring UMC short-term mission teams . People are encouraged to participate in the projects that best meets their time schedule and interests.
The time listed is the time on the worksite. If you would like to help organize any of the projects, expect to spend a few extra hours on the phone or email getting everything and everybody in order.
Servants at Work (SAW) Team: This team carries out several missions.
Simple home repairs for our members that are physically and/or financially not able to do the repairs themselves.
Skills Needed: All levels. Cleaning, painting, repairing. Yard work, Inside/outside of home repair. Roof repair is NOT available.
Time Needed: As needed. Two-three times a year.
Renovation Alliance constructs wooden access ramps during the winter months to be installed for their clients during the rest of the year.
The Saw Team provides the labor and builds the ramps using sort of an assembly line . The Saw Team has also, on occasions, been asked to help install
some the the ramps.
Skills Needed: None. Will be using mostly power tools and maybe a hammer. If installing ramps team lifting will be required.
Time Needed: For ramp building: Three to fives days over a couple of months. Usually January to March.
Renovation Alliance also sponsors a one day “community service ” event every year. Cave Spring UMC has provided several teams in support of this project.
Skills Needed: Task will be matched to your skill.
Time Needed: One day.
United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) : Through UMVIM the church sends teams to assist in Disaster Relief throughout the region.
During the last decade, the church has sent teams to locations in Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia. The VIM team is in great need of more participates. If you can give a week of you time, usually in October, or just want more information please let it be known.
Skill Needed: Really none, but a little experience in home repair goes a long way. As a rule what we don’t know we figure out.
Time Needed: A full week, once a year.
ASP Adults: Not really a part of the UpLift Mission, but several people who serve on UpLift teams also go on the annual ASP trip. This is usually held in June or July and will last a week. The work can be challenging but progress is always made as the home projects move from one group to the next each week.
Skill Level: Follow simple instructions.
Time Needed: One week a year during summer.
Ramp Team: The church has some aluminum access ramps that , if available, any church member with need, can request. The Ramp Team will survey the home site to determine if the available ramp can be configured for the home. If so, they will deliver , setup , and retrieve the ramp when requested.
Skills Needed: None. Some team lifting required.
Time Needed: Two-three times a year. Expect a full day to install a ramp. Half-day to remove a ramp.