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
Upcoming Missions & Outreach
South Africa Trip
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 Dee Weaver 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 4:00 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 Dee Weaver for more information or to volunteer.
Meals on Wheels
Individuals deliver meals once a month. Contact Nancy Robinson 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
The following mission/outreach organizations have needs posted through Meet the Need. Click on a button to see that group's current needs.
C.C. Young North Texas Conference UMC Project Transformation Wesley Rankin Community Center
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
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