United Methodist Neighborhood Services

Location Address: 47 E. Haines Street, Thelma Nichols Building at Janes Memorial UMC, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3477, Philadelphia,, PA 19122
Telephone #: 215-236-0304
Fax #: 215-236-8618
Email: umns1973@gmail.com

Mission Statement: To meet immediate personal needs and produce a positive impact on the community.

Vision: To service the needs of the less fortunate, especially women, children and youth.

Millicent Clark,
Managing Director

United Methodist Neighborhood Services (UMNS), supported by the Eastern PA Conference United Methodist Women’s Trust, operates under the management of its Board of Directors and Managing Director Millicent Clark. It is affiliated with the  Eastern PA Conference Office of Connectional Ministries and receives support from volunteers and donors, churches of the Eastern PA Conference, community organizations and nonprofit agencies.

UMNS continues to be a vital part of its community by providing food, clothing and resources to those in need. The agency strives to aid individuals and families.

Since December 2016, UMNS has been located at Janes Memorial UMC in Germantown, which, along with First UMC of Germantown, plays an important role in the mission institution’s efforts to offer essential support to its community.

Historical Background:

United Methodist Neighborhood Services has had a long history of providing services to the needy.  Over the years, the programs and emphasis have changed to meet the needs of shifting populations, new communities, and new social problems.  We have continued with strong commitment to provide emergency food and clothing service to families.

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Snack Program
Special Activities:
  • Annual In-Gathering (East District UMW)
  • Feed the 5K Mission Project (Berwyn UMC)
  • Thanksgiving Baskets (St. Matthew’s UMC)
  • Christmas Baskets (First UMC of Germantown)

UMNS Christmas Luncheon, Dec. 12, 2019
2019 Thanksgiving Basket Give-a-Way: