You can choose your own prayer or pray the one we've shared below. As a reminder, print it and place it somewhere where you will see it and pray it every day.

Gracious God,
Summertime is a busy time in our lives and in our church. As we go about your sacred work during the days and weeks ahead, may we feel Your presence and be aware of your guidance. We pray that the connections made this summer, the relationships that are formed, will transform lives and bring about Your kingdom here on earth.

Pray for Vacation Bible School

Pray for vacation bible school: for the children who will attend, and for the youth and adult volunteers who will lead.  
  • This year, Vacation Bible School (VBS) will take place Monday July 25th-July 28th. We will be learning about how to be peacemakers through Passport to Peace. VBS is free and available for all children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.  

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Youth Mission Trip

Pray for the youth mission trip to Georgetown, June 19-24. We'll be joining St. Barnabas UMC on our trip to Georgetown, Texas where we'll be engaged in light construction work and other social service opportunities. Pray for the students, the adults, the community we’ll serve, and the other churches we are partnering with. 

Project Transformation

Pray for Project Transformation and the learning that will happen to help keep children on-level at school.
Each day, children read one-on-one with community volunteers and participate in activity-based literacy intervention.
Volunteers from FUMC Hurst will serve June 20-23. 

Presence and Service

Serve at Vacation Bible School

  • Volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School during the evenings, or in the weeks before as we prepare materials and decorations.
  • Find a group of friends and sign-up to prepare and serve snack suppers during VBS.

Serve at VBS

Serve at Project Transformation

Read one-on-one with a child at Project Transformation’s summer site in Bedford. 

  • 8-10 reading volunteers are needed each day.
  • Volunteers must be current on MinistrySafe (we can help get that done ASAP).


English Language Learning Classes

You can make a world of difference when you teach refugees about American culture and English, in the light of Christian kindness, one-on-one. Join us at one of our training and informational workshops. Information will be the same at either event. 
  • Wednesday, July 13 | 7 p.m. | White's Chapel UMC
    185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake
    Adult Education Building, Rawlins Hall, #3103
  • Thursday, July 14 | 7 p.m. | FUMC Hurst
    521 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst
    Wesley 121

Join us to learn more about what it would be like to teach an ELL class. For more information contact:

  • Laura Bussell, Manager
    English Language Learning
  • Ann Davis, Director
    WC Refugee Initiative



  • Provide needed supplies for VBS crafts and activities from our Amazon Wishlist.

Financial Donations

  • Support the summer ministries with your financial gifts. All money given to Summer Connections will be used to:
    • help with the cost of snack suppers at VBS and to cover the costs of t-shirts for all volunteers and children
    • assist with transportation costs for the youth mission trip vans and gas
    • support Project Transformation’s Summer Day Camp

Use the button below to make a monetary gift through our website. Please choose "Summer Ministries" from the fund drop-down.

Give Now

The t-shirt store has closed! If there is enough interest, we'll open the store for a second run. If you opted to have your order delivered to the church, check back here for more information on delivery dates and pick-up.

Get yourself one of our snazzy, new, purple Neighboring shirts! We love seeing all our people wearing the familiar purple shirts when we go out into the community. The new version is lighter and much more comfortable in the heat! You can purchase your own from the online store here and you can choose to have it shipped directly to you or delivered to the church for you to pick up here!