It is through mission outreach that we exemplify the spirit of Christian love to those in our own local community and around the world. Through such giving, God changes not only the lives of others, but our lives as well.
Following are some of the current opportunities for service within our congregation and community.
This is a great opportunity to help less fortunate local children celebrate the joy of Christmas. Decide if you'll shop for a boy or girl and choose an age catagory (2-4), (5-7), (8-9) or (10-14). Wrap an empty shoebox with Christmas paper (wrap the lid separately) then fill with gifts such toys, school supplies, hygiene items, candy, books, socks or any other small items. Bring your box to the Atrium by Monday, December 14. The boxes will be distributed by the Hurst Police Department.
The second Friday of each month, FUMC Hurst, in partnership with Mission Central and the Tarrant Area Food Bank, hosts a Mobile Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed each month to help set up and distribute food. This requires only a short commitment of time, but the payoffs are great! The pantry serves more than 400 families each month. If you would like to help, please contact Catherine Hollis, firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers should be at the Scout Building by 8:15 a.m., and the event is over by 1 p.m. Ongoing
FUMC Hurst is home to the Village Garden, in which Hurst Harvesters grow produce for clients of Mission Central. The garden started in May 2011, and produces hundreds of pounds of vegetables for local families! If you'd like to help local hungry families, please contact Vicky Otterman, email@example.com or 817.296.3525. Ongoing
More than 500 volunteers share their time and talents with Mission Central each year. These volunteers are vital to Mission Central's ability to serve our neighbors. Whether you have just an hour a month or would like to spend a few hours each week, Mission Central welcomes you to their volunteer team.
More information about Mission Central's volunteer opportunities can be found online, or contact Volunteer Coordinator Catherine Hollis, 817.595.0011. Ongoing
A Caring Friend volunteer forms a friendship with a home–centered member who is no longer able to attend church due to health or mobility issues. Some of our home–centered members live at home but are no longer able to drive, while others are in retirement, assisted living, or nursing facilities.
The Caring Friend visits their home–centered friend regularly. Phone calls and greeting cards are additional ways a Caring Friend keeps in touch with their home–centered friend.
If you would like more information about how you can be a Caring Friend to one of our home–centered members, contact Cathy Cartmill, 817.282.7384, x22. Male volunteers are especially needed at this time. Ongoing
Soup Sisters meet monthly to cook food for the home–centered, families with new babies, or for members who have been in the hospital. For more information, contact Sandra Hill, 817.282.7384, x17. Ongoing
A radical welcome is at the core of the Gospel. Following Jesus’ model and example, we invite others to worship, to become connected in the life and ministry of our church, and to embrace the redeeming love of our God.
Volunteers are always needed in Welcoming Ministries -- to serve as Coffee Fellowship volunteers, Ushers, Greeters, and Welcome Center personnel. For more information, contact Sandra Hill, 817.282.7384, x17. Ongoing