Summer Missions Teams
For nearly 50 years, UMEM has hosted Summer Missions Teams from across the country. Each June through August we host groups from Maine, West Virginia, Indiana, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and beyond.
Each team spends a week (give or take) on site at UMEM Salem completing various projects like repairs to local homes or improvements to one of UMEM's facilities. Groups have built ramps and steps, replaced windows, repaired roofing, installed wheelchair accessible flooring, helped with day-to-day work at the Ministry sites, and so much more!
Summer Missions Teams are key partners in UMEM's work to make the homes of our neighbors safer, warmer and drier, especially in preparation for the cold Maine winters. Often the relationships built between the mission team members, homeowners and our UMEM staff and volunteers is just as important as the labor provided.
If you are interested in bringing a team, please contact us for available dates and mission rates! We are a recognized United Methodist Volunteer In Mission (UMVIM) site.
Summer Missions Teams often take some time to explore the sites of our beautiful region while visiting Maine.
Each Summer Missions Team creates a plaque to celebrate and commemorate their work and experiences during their visit! Our UMEM Salem site displays each one on a colorful "wall-of-fame!"