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Mission Statement

The United Methodist Church of Orchard Park responds to God's call to be faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to share with each other, the community, and the world, God's message of unconditional love and acceptance. As a community of believers called to serve God and neighbor, we devote ourselves to the worship of God, to fellowship, and to Christian service. Led by the Holy Spirit, we accept the challenge to help fulfill the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ, to "go and make disciples of all nations" here in our local communities, and working with Christians everywhere, in all the world.

Mission and Outreach

 

 

Southtowns Family Center

formerly known as
FJC Southtowns Satellite Office



and

Southtowns Family Center


Orchard Park Satellite
4383 South Buffalo Street
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: 716-662-0259

Hours of operation:
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Dear OPUMC,

A number of faith communities in Orchard Park have come together to bring a satellite office of the Family Justice Center to Orchard Park. The Family Justice Center, based in Buffalo, brings together a number of organizations under one roof in an effort to help victims of domestic violence. Victims who come to the center can access a number of services including, counseling and safety planning, obtaining orders of protection, having access to local law enforcement, having injuries photographically documented, and meeting with officials from local shelters.

The satellite office is now open right here in Orchard Park in the Southtowns Family Center, a building adjacent to the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church on South Buffalo Street. Although this center is unable to offer all the services that the Buffalo office offers, it will be able to offer victims of domestic violence in the Southtowns some of the core services that are so desperately needed.

Presently, we are recruiting volunteers to work alongside professional staff in the Orchard Park satellite. Our volunteers will engage in clerical and administrative duties as well as provide some direct care to victims by doing some of the initial intake and safety planning work. The satellite office is also recruiting medical professionals to staff a volunteer forensic medical unit. This unit would be trained to work with victims to document injuries.

If you are interested in volunteering, additional information can be found at fjcsafe.org.

I hope you will prayerfully consider become a part of this service to our community.

Peace be with you,
Pastor Janet James