In its simplest terms, the mission of the VEM is  “helping churches come together” in order to provide a “light for the community”, and to serve the community.

Come see for yourself how lives are enriched by the many services that VEM provides. From students to Seniors we are always looking and welcome more people. As they say, “Many hands make light work”.

​​​​Church Members

Our Mission
The VEM provides a framework for cooperation of the churches in Christian education, worship/celebration services, Christian community and mission. Our member Churches represent all different segments and areas of our communities.

During this COVID-19 Pandemic 

​You can find Information here about all of our VEM ministries

During this Pandemic until further notice: 

we will be open Monday 9am-Noon

Friday Noon-4pm

​1st Saturday of the month 10am-1pm

Come to the side window to sign in and we will bring food out to you.

ALL Donations can be brought to side door.

The food pantry is not just about food; it’s about giving hope.

We feed the Body and the Soul.

"The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor." - Proverbs 22:9 

Village Ecumenical Ministries

"The unity of the church to help ALL who have a Spiritual or Physical need."

If you would like to support ANY of our ministries you can

mail a check made payable to VEM,  

to PO Box 566 Carthage NY 13619.
IF YOU would like it designated for a special ministry put that in the memo line, otherwise it will be used where needed.

We have NO employees, all donations are used 100% for the ministries. 


PLEASE NOTE:  The COVID-19 schedule for V.E.M. Food Pantry is: Mondays 9AM to 12PM  and Fridays 12PM to 4PM - Until further notice.

Due to Covid-19, we are only allowing one person inside the Food Pantry at a time.

Volunteers Needed


The Food Pantry

Upcoming Events