Together in Missions is a team at Utica UMC that is focused on serving God’s calling to care for the needy both locally in our immediate community, and afar – across our state, our country and the world. Many of these ministries are supported through financial contributions that provide the resources that enable those ministry programs to function successfully. As Paul states, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6.

Together in Mission works in partnership with Michigan United Methodist Conference to become an Engagemi church. Engagemi is the mission engagement program for the Michigan Conference. “Ministry with” is the foundational concept for the Engagemi program.  Based on The United Methodist Church’s “Ministry with the Poor” Area of Focus, “ministry with” is grounded in Jesus’ practice of ministry, and our Wesleyan heritageIt is an invitation to move from models of “ministry to” into models of “ministry with.”  To learn more about the Engagemi program please click here.

Utica United Methodist Church partners with the Michigan Conference to support mission and ministry projects here in Michigan, Nationally and Internationally. We also choose support missionaries both locally and internationally. Links are provided to learn more about each ministry below.


Baldwin Center – provides service to feed, clothe, educate and empower the men, women, and children of the Pontiac community.

Cass Community Social Services – offers programs to people living in areas of concentrated poverty in Detroit. The four programs are: food, physical/mental health care, housing and employment.

Methodist Children’s Home – provides individualized treatment, care, advocacy, and permanency to children and families impacted by childhood trauma.

NOAH Project – provides case management, wellness counseling, a computer lab, an art program, and dental clinic to empower low income and homeless Detroiters to achieve stability.

Rochester House – emergency family services for victims of house fires and other traumatic events


Society of St. Andrews – salvaging fresh produce to reduce hunger and improve health of people in greatest need across the US gleaning unharvested crops to feed people.


Mujila Falls Agricultural Project – addressing hunger and poverty with sustainable agriculture and leadership training in Zambia, Africa

Haiti Children Project – providing a Christian home to homeless children


Randy Hildebrant – God’s Country Community Ministries. He has a strong commitment to rural ministry and to bring self-esteem, hope and faith to all God’s children throughout the vast parish. Randy visited us January 14, 2024. Watch the service here.

Temba Nkomozepi – Mujila Falls Agricultural Center. He serves at the center taking part in a range of agricultural, education, and health projects, as well as church growth and development.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Supporting programs that fight hunger and poverty, assist the displaced, and respond to disasters.