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
Ongoing Opportunities for Serving Beyond FUMCR
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.
Children First School Partnerships
Our partnerships with Mark Twain and Greenwood Hills Elementary Schools in Richardson ISD provide many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children in our community. Learn more & view volunteer opportunities at fumcr.com/childrenfirst.
Meals on Wheels
Individuals deliver meals once a month. Contact for information or to volunteer.
January Needs: Bottles of laundry detergent, toilet paper, shampoo (no travel sizes)
Deposit in marked bins on campus.
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. Contact for information.
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. Contact to volunteer.
Skuinskloof Primary School, South Africa
FUMCR continues to send financial assistance and work teams to Africa to build and improve facilities at this school. Contact for information.