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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

"Children First" School Partnerships

Our partnerships with Mark Twain Elementary and Greenwood Hills Elementary in Richardson ISD provide opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children in our community. But that doesn't capture the joy and wonder of connecting with these kids. Whether reading with them, joining them for Buddy Fun Day, or celebrating the hard work of the staff at their schools, it never fails to put smiles on our faces as we participate in their educational journey.


Ways to Help Mark Twain

School Year - First Thursday Baked Goods for Teachers/Staff   I'll bake 

Ways to Help Greenwood Hills

School Year - First Tuesday Teacher Support and Baked Goods for Teachers/Staff   I'll help teachers    I'll bake 

We Read Together

FUMCR members are invited to read with elementary students in need of additional reading support at our partner schools, Mark Twain and Greenwood Hills Elementary Schools. Training and materials are provided. You can read on campus for a morning or afternoon and commit to regularly serving as your schedule permits. 

  •  Training will be the weeks of October 10 and 17 (online and in person). Those who completed training in the fall do not have to attend.
  •  The program will begin the week of October 24 and run for 6 weeks (excluding week of Thanksgiving)
  •  The goal is to pair 50 kids at each partner school
  •  WRT is expanding to include 4 additional schools (Audelia Creek, Northrich, Richland, and RISD Academy). The plan is for FUMCR volunteers to support our partner schools and other churches will provide volunteers at the 4 new schools.

Registration is a two part process. 1) Submit interest form below. 2) Submit or update your application on VOLY (

submit interest form   program brochure  

Questions? Contact Dr. Carrie Saunders, Director of Community Engagement, at or 469.593.0307.

RISD Background Check

Get ready to volunteer at our partner schools by completing the RISD volunteer application, which includes authorization for a background check. Be sure to indicate your interest in volunteering at Greenwood Hills and/or Mark Twain Elementary schools.


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