Our purpose is to spread the Good News.
We do this locally, regionally, and beyond with our prayers, our gifts, and our service. We coordinate mission activities within our church; evaluate programs to assure that they meet the mission and vision of our church; educate; and seek new opportunities to be in mission. We take seriously John Wesley’s words, “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
East Fort Bend Human Needs
FUMC is one of the founding partners in East Fort Bend. EFBHN provides limited financial assistance for rent, utilities and medicines, and offers a food pantry that provides nutritious perishable and non-perishable groceries, household items and toiletries. Proceeds from the Resale Shop located in the building help to support the Food Pantry. FUMCMC provides support for EFBHNM through donations of time from volunteers, Board Members, on-going food collections, special food drives, donations of clothing, and household items and financial support throughout the year.
East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry (EFBHNM) is located at 425 Stafford Run Rd., Stafford, TX 77477 Phone number: 281.261.1006.
Armstrong Elementary is located less than one mile from FUMCMC. In 2008 our church adopted Armstrong as a community outreach endeavor. During our time at Armstrong, we provided teacher appreciation breakfasts and lunches, volunteer assistance in the classroom, helped with a reading buddy program to mentor students, held book drives, Christmas Toy drives, and formed a prayer partner group to pair a church member with a teacher or teacher support staff member.
Weekly and Monthly Mission
Five times each year on Sunday mornings, the Missions Ministry get up bright and early to cook and sell fresh breakfast tacos before, during and after all church services. The cost for each warm, homemade taco is only $2. All proceeds of the sales go to help fund various outreach projects.
Ministry Meals are loving meals prepared, frozen and used as needed in times of illness, deaths, etc. They can be delivered to anyone in need. Volunteers can help cook, prepare and freeze the meals
Hospitality Team provides a reception for a funeral or memorial service for the families. Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches, cookies, and help serve.
FUMCMC is a part of the Fort Bend Family Promise network, which was created to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support to local families in need. Our aim is simple: to help families stay together and help them get back on their feet financially thru work and find new housing. Our Church volunteers provide beds and bedding at the various Churches as well as meals and transportation.
Methodist Children’s Home:
Support is provided through quarterly donations and a special offering through the year. More than 200 children reside in the residential programs on the Waco campus, including 66 boys at the Boys’ Ranch. Outreach offices located in Dallas, Houston, and Lubbock provides foster care for another 110 children. Visit www.methodistchildrenshome.org for more information
Our group imagines a world where every little girl owns at least one dress. We have made over 1,800 dresses at our Church. and sent them with missionaries to Cuba, Haiti, Guatemala, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Cambodia. We joined with other Dress a Girl groups in the U.S. and sent 10,000 dresses to Cambodia through the sponsorship of Hope 4 Women International. There is a never-ending need so we meet weekly to cut, match cute trim and sew these dresses for impoverished girls. Then, we arrange to have them delivered.
Not to leave the boys out, we also make pants from t-shirts! Girls in cooler climates can also have t-shirt dresses with a gathered skirt.
Can’t sew? No problem! We also need people to cut, iron, match trim and pockets to dresses as well as donating material, pillow cases, lace, wide bias, buttons, etc. There is a drop box outside the church office.
FUMC has joined with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center in saving lives through their Commit for Life program. Gulf Coast needs 1,000 units of blood per day to fulfill the needs for the 26 counties they cover.
Our drives are held in the comfort of our church on Sunday mornings from 8 AM to12:30 PM. Sign-ups for donations are held in advance but walk-ins are welcome as well.
Seafarer Box Collection
FUMCMC provides gift boxes for crew members on vessels visiting the Port of Houston during the Christmas season. Items in the boxes include: pencils, paper, personal grooming items, socks, ball caps, scarves, treats, etc. Help make the holiday season a little brighter! Each box and contents costs $15/each. Donations can be made thru the collection plate marked Seafarers.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. Partnering with other local organizations to help victims of natural disasters recover and rebuild their homes and lives so that they “own their recovery”.
UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race or religion. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.
While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.
UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.
To learn more about UMCOR, visit the UMCOR website at: https://www.umcor.org
One of the principal rules of religion is, to lose no occasion of serving God. And, since he is invisible to our eyes, we are to serve him in our neighbour; which he receives as if done to himself in person, standing visibly before us.