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Banner Elk United Methodist Church

Serving Our Community 

Monthly Giving Opportunities

March - RAM (Reaching Avery Ministries)

We are collecting Canned Vegetables for the RAM Food Pantry. 

On-Going Opportunities

United Methodist Women (UMW)

We are a community of women whose purpose is:

  • to know God and experience freedom as                         whole persons through Jesus Christ;
  • to develop a creative supportive fellowship;
  • and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

We meet at 10:00 AM, the second Saturday of every month in the church fellowship hall. During the winter months, UMW will not meet on a regular schedule.  Meetings resume in April. 

Join us for mission projects, mission education opportunities, spiritual growth retreats, and Christian fellowship. 

The Avery County Missional Network

The ACMN is a year-round program started by ten

(10) Methodist Churches to serve and support the

 900+ food insecure children in Avery County.

The ACMN facilitates a year-round program providing 200+ backpacks and bags of food each week during the school year to all nine schools in Avery County.

During the Summer months, the program provides bags of food to at-risk children during Summer School and at the YMCA's WOW program.    Learn More  Here