Community Outreach Programs

Here at Utica United Methodist Church, we strive to go beyond the walls of the church to reach out to our community in a variety of ways:

Free Oil Change Ministry:

Once a year, members from our church team up with another local church to provide free oil change services to single mothers in the surrounding community. To learn more and to find out how you can be involved, please check out the Free Oil Change page.

Rally Day:

Each fall, members of the church gather for an annual kick-off celebration, marking the end of summer, and the beginning of new programs provided at the church. But it is much more than that. Before the celebration banquet, members split off into small groups to provide various services around the community. Some ways we reach out to the community on this day are: singing hymns with the residents of a retirement community, baking cookies to deliver to local law enforcement and fire departments, volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity organization, making portable sleeping mats to distribute to homeless people in the area, as well as many others.

Macomb Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial—a UMC Rally Day Ministry

We, at Utica UMC, have supported Macomb Habitat for Humanity and their partner, Thrivent Financial in building new homes and in helping keep neighborhoods clean and safe.

Again, this coming year (Sept-Aug) You will have an opportunity to join them in new builds and neighborhood repairs, as we nurture our neighbors with the love of Christ.

Building on Faith Event

(Sign Up with this link or contact Charles White, )

Saturday, Oct. 13th, we will meet again at the Shelby Township ReStore at 9 a.m. for a kickoff before heading out to three locations to do exterior repairs to homes of foster kids who have aged out of the system and foster families, again partnering with Friends of Foster Kids. Age 16 on up for those repair projects

CROP Hunger Walk:

This walk is organized by our congregation to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. More information about this cause can be found here:

Pride & Shine Day:

Members from our congregation join together with other groups around the community to volunteer with the city of Sterling Heights Pride and SHINE day. This program is designed to provide volunteers for those residents who cannot maintain their property due to illness, physical disability, or age. Various services include, pruning, cleaning up of yard debris, and raking.