Missions & Outreach

Serving people with Christ

In response to all God has done for us, we follow Christ’s example of serving others. We are a missions-minded congregation with a variety of outreach and service opportunities for all levels of involvement, in the community, nation and world, listed on the tabs below.

If you are looking for ways to serve within FUMCR, please visit the Volunteering page.

  • News & Events
  • Ongoing Missions

    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 4:00 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

    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

    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 and the Single Parent Action Network wants to help.More Info 

    Community Missions

    The following mission/outreach organizations have needs posted through Meet the Need. Click on a button to see that group's current needs.


  • Resources

    FUMCR recommends contacting any of the following agencies if you are looking for additional service avenues.

    Central Dallas Ministries - Assistance for East Dallas residents since 1988 

    CONTACT—Telephone crisis counseling

    CROP Walk—April 5K walk for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty

    Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity 

    Dallas Bethlehem Center - Services for South Dallas children 

    Dallas Emmaus Community  

    Dallas Peace Center - Oldest and largest peace and justice organization in north Texas, promotes education, dialogue and action for peace and justice

    Exodus Ministries, Inc.—6-mo. housing for ex-offenders

    Kairos—Prison ministry

    Methodist Federation for Social Action - An independent organization of UM social activists

    Network of Community Ministries - Coalition of Richardson organizations, including our church, provides food, clothing, financial assistance and medical referrals to people in need

    UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) - A not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe that results from war, conflict, or natural disaster

    UMC General Board of Church and Society - Social and justice ministries, nature, political issues, economic issues

    UMC Global Ministries - Connecting 13 million United Methodists in mission in 136 countries through people, projects, and partnerships

    Wesley Rankin Community Center - Support, education, and hope for the people of West Dallas

    Wilkinson Center - East Dallas community center

  • Staff

    Rev. Joy Anderson

    Associate Pastor, Outreach


    Dee Weaver
    ESL Coordinator

Network Needs of the Month

Network Needs of the Month

Canned pastas, children's diapers, boxed cereals. Deposit in marked bins on campus. "Most Wanted" List

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Displays in Shawver Welcome Center Oct 9 and 16. Information in worship services Oct 16. New web page. Learn More

Clothes Donations for One Man's Treasure

Clothes Donations for One Man's Treasure

Donate gently used or new shoes and coats for men recently released from prison - November 6, 13, 20, 27. Details

FOCUS Photography Ministry

FOCUS Photography Ministry

Do you take photos at FUMCR events? We want you to share them with the church through FOCUS. Read More

International Christmas Market

International Christmas Market

Fri, Nov 11 - Sun, Nov 13. Give hope to others when you purchase unique fair trade crafts and shares of non-profit organizations for your family and friends Learn More