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Missions & Outreach

And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” - Matthew 25:40

Upcoming

Richardson Habitat Spring Build

10-week build on Saturdays, Mar 25 - Jun 3

Meet at the church in the west parking lot at 7:30 am any Saturday (except the Saturday of Easter weekend) to ride the church bus to the work site. Lunch, water, and snacks are provided. Wear sturdy shoes and hat, and bring a regulation size hammer, pencil and nail bag/pouch. The crew will return to the church between 3 and 4 pm each day.

Please let us know you are coming by signing up ONLINE or at the Welcome Desk in Coleman Family Hall.

Amigos Days

2 consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, Apr 21, 22, 28, 29

Volunteers do minor repairs, scrape and paint the outside of a low-income homeowner's home in southeast Dallas. The city of Dallas program of People Helping People provides all of the supplies and we provide the volunteers. Meet at the church at 8 am in the First Center parking lot. Bring your lunch and basic tools. The church will provide water and cold drinks.

Please let us know you are coming by signing up ONLINE or at the Welcome Desk in Coleman Family Hall.

Stop Hunger Now/Rise Against Hunger

Sun, Apr 23, 8:15 am - 5:30 pm, Bartula Family Life Center Gym

The goal of Stop Hunger Now/Rise Against Hunger is to end hunger on a global scale. FUMCR will host an event on Sunday, April 23 to bag 103,448 meals over the course of 6 shifts.  The soy, rice, dehydrated vegetable mixture with added vitamins and minerals is bagged in quart size baggies. The bags of meals are boxed and shipped to school children in struggling countries like Haiti, refugee camps in many European and African countries, and other at risk people around the world.

The 6 shifts are 8:15-9:45, 9:45-11:00, 11:00-12:30, 1:15-2:30, 2:30-4:00, and 4:00-5:30 (including clean up). 80 volunteers are needed each shift. Please help with this fun, beneficial event that will make a difference in lives around the world. Ages 4 years up are included and able to participate.

Give Online     Sign Up for a Shift

Cookie Caper

Sun, May 7, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (or when cookies are gone)

Help raise funds for the supplies for FUMCR's mission trips by providing and/or buying homemade cookies. Contributors should bring 6 dozen homemade cookies to the church the preceding Saturday between 12:30 and 4:30 pm. On Sunday three different size boxes will be available to purchase fill with a mix from the cookie laden tables.

Sign Up to Bake

South Africa Trip (full)

June 8-18

Paint and work on teacher housing facilities at Skuinskloof School. $2800 includes housing, most meals and airfare. Does not include any trip extension.
Contact:

Baton Rouge Workcamp

Sept 17-23

Skilled handymen/women and good workers needed, as well as a person to plan and prepare meals. $125 per person. Contact:


Ongoing

Contact Rev. Joy Anderson by  or phone, 972.235.8385, to learn more or volunteer with any of the projects/agencies listed below.

AIDS Supper Club

Friday dinner, bi-monthly, for residents of AIDS Services of Dallas Hillcrest House.
Volunteers prepare a dish at home and/or go to the facility, serve, and eat dinner with the residents. Volunteers meet at the church at 4:45 p.m. to go to the Oak Cliff resident facility and return about 8:00 p.m. Contact to help.

Ark House

Temporary low-cost housing for families receiving extended medical treatment at a local hospital.
Volunteers act as “shepherds” to residents by offering friendship and support throughout their stay via telephone calls. Ark House Website

Body and Soul

Weekly Sunday meal served to homeless individuals at 4 pm at Dallas’ St. Paul UMC .
Cooking teams serve one Sunday each month, from 2-5 pm.
Coordinators serve one Sunday each month, from 3-6 pm, to transport the servers on a church bus.
Individuals and groups may offer to serve the meal and clean up on a regular or one-time basis, and ride with the coordinator on a church bus. 3-6 pm.
Contact for more information or to volunteer.

Meals on Wheels

Individuals deliver meals once a month. Contact for information or to volunteer.

NETWORK of Community Ministries

March Needs: Hamburger Helper, canned fruit, baby food

Emergency assistance program that FUMCR supports with monthly donations to food pantry
Church attendees drop off requested items in collection bins on our campus, and volunteers deliver the items to NETWORK on a weekly basis. Volunteers who want to work in the food pantry during the week, interview clients or work in the clinic on Monday or Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm are invited to call NETWORK directly at 972.234.8880. NETWORK Website

New Friends New Life

Provide dinner once each quarter for ongoing program for women who have escaped the sex industry. New Friends New Life Website

People in Need (PIN) Fund

FUMCR’s resource to assist people who walk in or call seeking emergency financial assistance
Volunteers contribute money to the fund.

Single Parent Action Network (SPAN)

Single parents are bravely trying to juggle all of the demands of parenting without adequate resources. The Single Parent Action Network is here to help. 


Missions & Outreach Staff

Joy Anderson
Director, Missions & Outreach; Liaison to UMW
972.235.8385
Rich Rindfuss
Lead Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Men of Faith, School Partnerships
972.996.0136
Mary Collins
Administrative Assistant, Welcoming, Faith Formation, Missions, UMW
972.996.0101
Dee Weaver
Assistant, Missions & Outreach
972.235.8385