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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

Current Needs

  • Purchase books for Sam Asmah's school in Ghana  •  Beginning 8/4/2019

    Sam Asmah's childhood school in Kafodzidzi, Ghana, is getting its very first library, and Sam would like, with FUMCR's help, to fill it with books when he visits this fall!

    Use either button below to view the Amazon Wish List created specifically for this book drive. Have your selections delivered directly to FUMCR by August 30.

    Please note:
    New, hardback or library bound books are preferred.
    If used books are on the list, please select Like New or Very Good quality.
    Choose the shipping address called "Sam Asmah - FUMCR's Gift Registry Address."
    Do not include gift receipts.

    Volunteers will pack the books by September 15, at which time Sam will have them shipped to the school.

    Sign Up/Register Online READ MORE ABOUT THIS MINISTRY/NEED
  • Guatemala Mission Trip  •  Beginning 2/22/2020

    Feb 22 - Mar 1, 2020. Assist master stove builders with construction of concrete block cooking stoves for Mayan families living in small villages in Guatemala. The team will stay in a hotel in Chichicastenango and travel each day to the work sites.
    Team is limited to 12 people. Requirements: must have a current passport, be in good physical health, be able to walk up and down hills. No building skills required.
    Applications available at the Welcome Desk and via the buttons below. Application and $200 deposit due by October 1. Trip may fill before that.
    Questions? Contact Rev. Joy Anderson at 972.235.8385 or janderson@fumcr.com

    Sign Up/Register Online READ MORE ABOUT THIS MINISTRY/NEED

Ongoing Opportunities

Contact Rev. Joy Anderson at janderson@fumc.rcom or 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 Dee Weaver at 972.996.0159 or dweaver@fumcr.com 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 & 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. 

NETWORK of Community Ministries

Emergency assistance program that FUMCR supports with monthly, high-need 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.

Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat (RAIH)

FUMCR is one of 10 local faith community members. RAIH raises money and works each spring to build a house in the Dallas Habitat for Humanity area. Want to get involved? Contact Ed Murray (972.301.2794 / ) or Mike Proch (214.415.0063).

Give directly to Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat by logging in to F1>Giving then choosing "Habitiat for Humanity - Richardson" from the "Give to..." drop-down box.
Gifts to RAIH may be made through Dallas Habitat, but the donation must be directed to "RAIH" for proper credit.
Visit/follow RAIH on Facebook at facebook.com/RichardsonHabitat/
Learn more at raih.org

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.

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