12 Months of Giving

12 Months of Giving is a year-long project that focuses on a single group or organization each month so that our church cannot only generously donate to them, but also keep them in prayer over that month.  Each month will be different, but every month will make a big impact on the group we are partnering with.  


We will be flocking yards with flamingos to raise money for World Vision in an effort to end child hunger. You can protect your yard with insurance, pay to flock someone's yard and/or pay to have the flock of flamingos removed. 

Potter's House is Virginia Beach United Methodist Church's signature outreach ministry, serving the Oceanfront and larger Virginia Beach community since the late 1990s.


Potter’s House is staffed and operated by volunteers, and its budget is based solely on contributions from collections and other donations throughout the year. Financial and material support is also provided by private companies and organizations in the community.


Potter’s House collaborates with other local churches and non-profits to create a support system for individuals experiencing homeless and the working and non-working poor by striving to assist them with their immediate needs.




9:30 am - 10:30 am

• Financial Assistance (utility bills only totaling $500 or less)


9:30 am - 11:00 am

• Bag Lunches

• Bikes

• Pantry Items

• Hygiene Items

• ID’s

Potter’s House provides services to the homeless, the working poor, and those in crisis situations, who are residents of Virginia Beach.


Assistance is Available

Clients are eligible for food orders once a month. Clients are eligible for financial assistance once a year. If you're not sure if you're eligible for assistance, please contact Mandi Cutchins at mcutchins@vbumc.org.

Here is how you can get involved!

Click the link below to see what Potter's House needs to have in stock.  If you are interested in volunteering with Potter's House - please email Mandi Cutchins at mcutchins@vbumc.org


Volunteers at the bike shop repair about 25 bikes a week and give out 4-5 bikes per week. In order to obtain a bike or repair service, you are required to be gainfully employed. Each bike given away has a cable with a lock to help reduce theft.


We welcome bicycle donations from members of Virginia Beach UMC, local bike shops, and generous donors throughout our community. We accept bikes in any condition, as we have a good inventory of bike parts that are used to refurbish and repair bikes in any condition. Receipts are provided which can be used for charitable tax deductions.


If you have a bicycle to donate, it can be dropped off during the bike ministry's hours at the Potter's House, or you can contact us to schedule a time for the bike to be picked up at your home.


Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Contact: Mandi Cutchins, 


Every child deserves a safe, happy environment in which to learn and play.  Care by Community better known as CBC is an afterschool program run in partnership with W.T. Cooke Elementary school for children who are deemed “homeless” by the city, meaning they live in hotels, shelters, or are in shared housing.  Others are referred by teachers because of family and living situations.   The program runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 from the middle of October to the end of May. Students are brought to the church where they are met by volunteers at the front door.  Students then proceed to the children’s ministry area where they receive a snack, homework help and recreation time!  At 5:00, all the students come together for dinner, and they are fed a hot meal before being taken home by the church buses! 


Contact: Laura Beth Lawver at laura.lawver@VBSchools.com

PiN Ministry 

People in Need (PiN) Ministry exists to Connect people experiencing homelessness to a loving God who will Heal and Restore hope. PiN values prayer and creative approaches to helping the homeless of Hampton Roads. We value relationships with Christ that build the body of believers. We value partnerships and unity that result in tangible, repeatable outcomes. We value accountability, which enhances our ability to minister to the people God has entrusted us with.PiN envisions former homeless people who are no longer bound by addictions and habits of their past. PiN is a Christ-based non-profit that believes Christian principles can lead individuals and families from dependency toward financial and personal independence. PiN envisions generational brokenness healed and lives changed by a God who loves and heals people completely.


People in Need Ministry (PiN) serves those experiencing homelessness in our community in a number of ways.  One of those ways is hosting a weekly Bible Study for anyone who would like to join. VBUMC has partnered with PiN and committed to prepare and serve a meal to participants.  This is a great opportunity for a family, group of friends, small group or sunday school class.  Please sign up below to serve.  


Please plan to arrive at PiN Ministry at 5:45 to set up your food that you have prepared and be ready to serve by 6 p.m.  There are usually around 30-35 participants.  You are also invited and encouraged to sit down and enjoy the Bible Study after serving. 



Time:  Thursdays at 5:45
Contact: Mandi Cutchins,