Missions and Outreach

Porterfield is a mission minded church. Our heart is helping both the local community and the world. We support numerous ministries monetarily and physically through volunteers. Porterfield has sent four well drilling teams to foreign countries in order to provide clean water, and are currently planning to send more teams. Through our 2553 Challenge we have collected over 6000 items for those in need. We are constantly working to show the love of God to the world. 

There are numerous ways to get involved in our missions and outreach ministry.

Please scroll down for more information

or email Nate: nlehman@pmumc.net

Opportunities to Get involved


  • Well Drilling teams

    We take clean water for granted, but for large populations in the world clean water is scarce. We have sent four well drilling teams out so far and are making plans to send more in the future. These trips are week long trips, typically in South American countries. Because of the generosity of our congregation, most of the cost is covered by the church. Our next trip is June 4-10, 2017, to El Salvador! 


    We are now accepting applications for the fall trip to Honduras October 7-14. Fill out an application or contact Nate for more information. 

    Click on the following link for application and return it to the church office: 

    Fall Mission Trip to Honduras


    Please click here to see a report from the 2014 well drilling trip to Honduras.

  • S.E.W.N. Sunday evening with our Neighbors

    SEWN is a partner ministry through Albany First United Methodist Church that serves the less fortunate in Albany by providing a meal. Porterfield provides the meal and volunteers on the 5th Sunday of certain months. If you are interested in participating Whitney Newman is our SEWN coordinator. Please Fill Out This Volunteer Form If You Are Interested In Participating! Our next event is Sunday October 30th. 

  • Loads of Love

    More then a laundry ministry, Loads of Love is about relieving a burden and showing people the love of Christ. As close to a random act of kindness as you can get, we take one day a month and provide those who are in need with free laundry services. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the form below or call the church office. 

    Loads of Love: VOLUNTEER FORM

  • 2553 Challenge

    Throughout the year we will issue a challenge to the entire congregation to collect items of need for specific ministries. We call it the 2553 CHALLENGE for every member to be involved. In the past year we have collected over 3000 canned food items for "Love Thy Neighbor" food pantry and 3563 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls. Watch out for the next challenge, you never know what the challenge will be next!