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
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.
Sign Up Online or at the Welcome Desk in Coleman Family Hall
South Africa Trip (full)
Paint and work on teacher housing facilities at Skuinskloof School. $2800 includes housing, most meals and airfare. Does not include any trip extension.
Read With Me
Weekdays, July 6-28, 9:15 - 11:30 am, First Center
Read With Me is a reading, tutoring and enrichment program for students in kindergarten - 5th grade, primarily children whose first language is one other than English. The program will include one-on-one reading with a child to help them with word recognition and comprehension, plus a snacks, craft time, and story time each day.
Volunteers are needed during the month of July to be reading partners with with the children. Adults and teens, 8th grade and older, can be reading partners. Volunteers are asked to come at 9:15 for instructions. Volunteers may sign up for any number of days.
This program will be in lieu of our participating in the Project Transformation reading program this summer.
Baton Rouge Workcamp
Skilled handymen/women and good workers needed, as well as a person to plan and prepare meals. $125 per person. Contact:
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.
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
June Needs: bars of soap, toilet paper, shampoo, paper towels
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.