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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

It's part of our mission and in our DNA:

Serve with Christ

Browse this page as well as the Give+Serve area of the menu to find opportunities to serve with FUMCR that fit your interests and availability.

Join Garden Ministry

Join Garden Ministry

Like to garden or want to learn? Our Garden Ministry wants to connect with you!

Could you...
  •  Partner with a current Garden Ministry member to water and harvest one morning each week?
  •  Respond to an email request to help on a work day?

Please consider joining this wonderful group of gardeners as they continue to provide produce to Network of Community Ministries. Contact Lynne Leissler at 214.642.3295 or to learn more or get involved.

Their annual fall plant sale will be October 1-10, with pick-up on October 16. When picking up your plant orders, walk the garden, ask questions, and meet some of the members!

More About FUMCR Garden Ministry

Many Faces of Domestic Violence

Many Faces of Domestic Violence

Focus Table
Sundays, Oct 17 and 24, Shawver Welcome Center

Panel Discussion
Thur, Oct 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, Ogden Fellowship Hall

All who are interested in learning more about domestic violence and ways we as Christians can faithfully respond are invited to attend.

Speakers are:
Priya Murphy, Senior Director of Development at New Friends New Life
John Clifford, Philanthropy Coordinator at Genesis Women's Shelter
Ronnie Morris, Assistant Chief of the Grand Prairie Police Department

Visit  FUMCR Church and Society  for resource information

Pancake Flip & More

Pancake Flip & More

Sat, Oct 30, 7 am - 1 pm
Coleman Family Hall / Patio / Drive-by pick-up to-go

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes plus sausage and breakfast beverages. Gather with your church family, and invite your friends, neighbors, and Saturday morning teammates - the more the merrier!

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. They and can be purchased at FUMCR on Sunday mornings (Oct 17 or 24), online, or at the door. Drive-up order pick-up will also be available! Swing by with your tickets, and we'll bring hot pancakes out to your car.

Hosted by the FUMCR CrossWalk Sunday school class. Visit this event on Facebook.

Event proceeds benefit scholarships for children and youth at the Richardson YMCA and H.E.R.O.E.S.

Also that day in Bartula Family Life Center:
  •  Flu vaccine, Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, and B-12 injections will be offered from 9 am - 12 noon in room 1D. Bring your insurance card and driver license/photo identification. B-12 is $20. No appointment needed.
  •  Carter BloodCare will hold a blood drive in room 1E. Make an appointment online.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Sat, Oct 30, 10 am - 3:30 pm, Room 1E (Bartula Family Life Center)

Donate blood to Carter BloodCare and receive a mystery goody bag along with free COVID-19 antibody testing!

Make appointment online

International Christmas Market

International Christmas Market

Experience the Joy of Giving this holiday season!

Fri, Nov 12, 5-9 pm, First Choice Night - $5 entry, hors d'oeuvres
Sat, Nov 13, 10 am - 4 pm
Sun, Nov 14, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Coleman Family Hall

Find special and unique gifts for your loved ones amongst the many fair-trade goods and crafts made by artisans around the world as well as the "shares" of agencies and ministries that serve others. All money spent at the Market goes outside FUMCR to help others provide better lives for themselves and their families.

The International Christmas Market is open to the community, so invite your friends to come with you!

Volunteers Needed


Market Merchandise

  •  Bean Soup & Chili Mixes
  •  Equal Exchange Coffee and Chocolate
  •  Fair Trade Winds
  •  Fair & Square Imports
  •  Marfa Ministry - art prints
  •  Outreach Uganda - jewelry and bags


  •  Ark House - furnished apartments for people in Dallas for medical care
  •  Children First
  •  Clean Water / UMCOR WASH
  •  Healthy Women Healthy Liberia
  •  Heifer Project International
  •  H.E.R.O.E.S. - serving people with different abilities and supporting their families
  •  Kafodzidzi School, Ghana
  •  Panama Medical Supplies
  •  Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat
  •  Stovebuilders of Guatemala
  •  Youth Mission Trips

Gift Opportunity

  •  Angel Tree for Wesley Rankin

Network of Community Ministries

Network of Community Ministries

Network of Community Ministries is in need of compassionate and dedicated volunteers to help serve our neighbors in need.

Onsite options: Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Food Delivery, Mobile Food Pantry, and Toyland Express.
Remote options: data entry, senior companion calls, and utility assistance.

Learn More & Sign Up to Volunteer 

Network welcomes In-kind donations of regularly needed and seasonal items to help serve people in need. 

Donations may be brought inside at FUMCR during open hours, or they may be taken to Network any Mon - Thur, 8 am - 4 pm, or Sat, 9 am - 2 pm. 

Network's Wish List

Monetary donations are always welcome.

Give via FUMCR     Give directly to Network

Network of Community Ministries 
New location: 1500 International Parkway, Richardson, TX 75081  |  972.234.8880
Mon - Thur, 8 am - 4 pm  |  Saturday, 9 am - 2pm

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