Open hearts, open minds, open doors.
Coloma United Methodist Church provides food and staff to the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen six times annually. Both Coloma and Watervliet Honor Societies are now partners in serving with us.
Volunteers are always needed to both prepare (cook) and to serve the food on the six scheduled Saturdays.
If you would be interested in the opportunity to serve, watch the church Calendar (available on this website), the church bulletin, or Coloma United Methodist Church page on Facebook for the next opportunity. You must be at least 15 years of age to serve.
Bonny Kulick, coordinator, says: "Thanks for your ongoing support of this mission. There are 41 other churches and at least 10 other school or civic groups. If you haven't done this before, I would love to have you participate!"
You may contact Bonny Kulick, Coordinator, for more information by leaving your name and contact information by calling the church office at 468.6062.
Congregational Care Team's goal is to support members and to help them feel connected through: phone calls, cards and notes, delivery of meals during times of illness or after surgery. , home visits if desired with the option of receiving communion on those visits, support during times of loss through publications from the Stephen ministry on grief. Other events have been planned in past years: spring luncheon, fall picnic, caroling for members; such events have been limited during the time of Covid.
Formerly known as the North Berrien Food Pantry, Hope Resources is the new name of this expanded community resource. It is located in downtown Coloma, Michigan at 262 North Paw Paw Street . Here to serve those in need who live in the Coloma, Watervliet, Riverside and Hagar #6 School Districts.
Please call (269) 202-6050 for an appointment,and for updated practices and safety procedures due to Covid 19 or you can also reach out via email.
We also can deliver to those in need.
Available items can vary as funds allow but can include a large variety of food items, diapers, formula, baby food, and personal care items.
Tuesday 9-11:45 AM
Wednesday 9-11:45 AM
Thursday 9-11:45 AM
The website address for Hope Resources is:
UMCOR comes alongside those e who suffer from natural or human caused disasters - be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire, or other events - to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable.
We through UMCOR give relief, response and long term recovery grants when these events overcome a community's ability to recover on their own.
UMCOR also provides technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long term health and development.
If you would like to read more, visit the UMCOR home page at:
Donations may be made at
Church World Service, or CWS, is an ecumenical world wide agency to both emergency relief and long term development, nationally and globally. Projects target:
*long term recovery
*availability of clean water
*climate change issues
CWS partners with other NGOs to effectively address those issues. Coloma United Methodist has contributed to this important work by participating in the CROP Walk
and the Blanket and Tool Sundays
To obtain more information visit the informational website at
To donate to CWS, you may click on a button found at the top of the home page of that same site.
Coloma UMC supports ENGAGEmi. This is the Michigan Conference of the UMC 's focusing missional giving in three areas:
Learn = Give - Act
This program encourages churches
to be in "ministry with" rather than to "do for" people. There are a multitude of opportunities for giving within this program.
Coloma UMC is currently focusing on Flint Recovery, a program to support the stabilization and restoration of Flint.
In addition we will be raising funds to support Grace Children's Hospital and Pediatric Clinic (International Child Care} in Haiti. This program creates hope for children and families suffering form chronic illness.
The specific programs we collect for at Coloma UMC varies from year to year. For a comprehensive list of all programs under the ENGAGEmi umbrella, visit the website