Go! Ministry (UMCOR Kits)

Collecting items for Relief Supply Kits year round

Harris Hill's GO! Ministry is a HUB of the Eastbrook Mission Barn in Eastbrook, PA. The focus of the ministry is to collect, assemble and distribute UMCOR relief kits. The majority of the relief kits are ultimately delivered to UMCOR's supply headquarters at Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana who distributes the kits domestically and world wide. A smaller emergency supply is also kept on site in the event of a local disaster. The immediate needs of this ministry are constantly changing-check out the Go! page to learn of the current needs of this ministry.

prayer shawls

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The prayer shawl ministry is comprised of knitting and crocheting enthusiasts who create shawls that are not only filled with their blessings and prayers but also by those of the Harris Hill UMC congregation. The shawls are given to those battling any kind of obstacle or issue in their life, be it financial, emotional, grief-related, work-related, an illness, or any issue that places a great burden on our shoulders. It is meant to provide a source of comfort and hope with the knowledge that prayers were sent on the recipient’s behalf. For anyone looking to participate in the ministry you may do so by creating a shawl, donating funds for the purchase of yarn, donating yarn (medium weight 4), or praying over a shawl prior to it being given to a recipient. This ministry is meant to be uplifting to all those involved!

Niagara Falls First UMC

Niagara Falls First UMC Church Community Dinners

5:30PM Thursdays monthly, specific dates published in the bulletin

HHUMC supports the ministry of Niagara Falls First UMC by participating in the community dinners and assisting in projects for the Mission House. Every Thursday evening, Niagara Falls First UMC offers a hot meal to anyone who walks in the door. They typically have around 100 people join them for dinner and a short worship service. About once a month, HHUMC members participate by preparing and serving the food. What a great way to partner with another church in feeding the hungry. We look for donations of food or money, help with food preparation, and serving the dinner in Niagara Falls at 5:30 PM. Details for dates and sign-ups can be found in the bulletin and church news.

soup kitchen

Men's Soup Kitchen

Meets 5:00PM the 1st and 2nd Thursdays of every month at the church

The Men's Soup Kitchen cooks goulash for the Friends of Night People shelter in downtown Buffalo. Open to anyone. Just show up or contact Jon Delong (jonman46@aol.com) to get on the email list for this group.

Harris Hill Summer Carnival

Summer Carnival


Harris Hill provides a free community carnival as a way to reach into our community and provide an affordable afternoon of family friendly entertainment. There are plenty of games, prizes, snacks, a petting zoo and other surprises. Each year our church has the opportunity to meet and greet those who come, sharing God's love in fun and fellowship.

soup kitchen

Kids Day


This evening provides kids 5 years to 5th grade an evening filled with scripture, music, games and a snack. Together we find out more about God's promises for his people.

Clarence food pantry

Clarence Food Pantry

Collecting food in the foyer of the church year round

HHUMC is collecting food for Clarence Presbyterian Church to feed the hungry of Clarence, NY where you might not expect to see hunger as a problem.

hearts for the homeless

Hearts for the Homeless

hearts for the homeless box location

Collecting clothes in the red bin outside of the church year round

HHUMC now has a Hearts for the Homeless drop off bin on site! Donate your "gently used" clothing, shoes, accessories, linens or small household items. Items are resold to the needy at affordable prices at Hearts for the Homeless's Thrift Shop in Tonawanda St in Buffalo.

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United Methodist Camp Retreat Ministries

Collecting donations year round

Worshiping, discipling, serving and nurturing friendships are the cornerstones of Christian Camping which has played a significant role of many of our members' lives. HHUMC collects donations to send kids to camp and support large capital improvement projects.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Collecting items in the foyer of the church year round

A.K.A The Shoe Box Ministry through Samaritans Purse, OCC's mission is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world. Each year Harris Hill collects small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, candy and personal notes for children who have never received a Christmas gift.

Have an idea or an interest you would like to see as a new ministry? Email the church to see if one can be started hhumc@harrishillumc.org