Local Missions at MDUMC

MDUMC offers many opportunities for outreach, including our missions program. Missioners are sent throughout the US, and around the world, showing love for God and neighbor by reaching into the community to help those in need. Find a place where you can be a blessing to others!


Flood Buckets

Assist those in need of relief through Flood Buckets, April Showers Flood Relief, MAM Flood Response, and Early Response Team.

How YOU can help:

 

If you would like to help by putting together a flood bucket here is what you need:

  • 1 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
  • Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned.
  • Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner.
  • Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • two 25-oz. or one 50-oz. bottle(s) only
  • Liquid household cleaner
  • 12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water
  • no spray cleaners
  • Dish soap
  • 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand
  • 1 can air freshener
  • aerosol or pump
  • 1 insect-repellent spray
  • 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
  • 1 scrub brush 
  • plastic or wooden handle
  • 18 cleaning wipes 
  • handi-wipes or reusable wipes
  • no terry cleaning towels
  • remove from packaging
  • 7 sponges 
  • no cellulose sponges due to mold issues
  • remove from wrapper
  • 5 scouring pads 
  • remove from wrapper
  • no stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
  • 50 clothespins 
  • Clothesline
  • two 50-ft. or one 100-ft.
  • cotton or plastic
  • 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags
  • 33-45 gallon sizes
  • remove from the box
  • 5 dust masks 
  • 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
  • should be durable enough for multiple uses
  • remove from packaging
  • 1 pair work gloves
  • cotton with leather palm or all leather


Hollibrook Mentoring

Make a difference in the life of a child - mentor a student at Hollibrook Elementary School!

Would you like to become a significant adult in a child’s life whom he/she can depend on and talk with? Then you need to become a Hollibrook mentor. A room is provided at the school, stocked with games, puzzles, books, etc. Craft materials and ideas for projects are there each month. Share a hobby or interest with your mentee, or help create a quilt, scrapbook, model bridge or airplane. The children all speak English and are from low socio-economic families.

Time commitment is about one hour per week, plus occasional seasonal activities, i.e. holiday party, Fall family night dinner, Spring field trip. 
The program runs throughout the school year.


 CrossWalk Houston

One Great Day of Service

Each year we have One Great Day of Service that we call OGDOS. It is a chance for our whole church to come together to make a difference in our community and around our city.

Save the Date! OGDOS 2018 is March 3.

For more information, contact Randy Lee.


Earth Ministry

Earth Ministry aims to create greater awareness of the need to cherish and nurture all of God's creation. We encourage efforts in the areas of recycling, energy and water conservation, and the reduction of toxins and waste generation in the home for a more sustainable planet. Earth Ministry educates the congregation on important environmental issues such as pollution and climate change consistent with the United Methodist Church's position on stewardship of the Earth. We also sponsor participation in a farm co-op where church members can purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

For more information contact: Corinne Maddox  OR John Sauri.

Ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds of the air and they will tell you, or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you, which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

Job 12:7-10


Soupmobile

The Soupmobile Ministry provides over 2,000 meals every month to men, women and children in our community.  Supplies are purchased and meals are assembled and delivered to Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, St. James United Methodist Church and House of Amos on a weekly basis.  All of this is made possible by your generous donations dropped in the "soup pots" on the first Sunday of each month throughout the year.

This ministry depends on countless volunteers each week.  We are looking for more volunteers to help in the following ways:

  • Volunteer one Wednesday a month to pick up supplies from Sam's Club and deliver to the Scout Hut.
  • Deliver a hot meal to St James UMC on the 4th sunday of the month.
  • Volunteer to deliver meals to Rose of Sharon and St James UMC on Saturday
  • Help prepare sandwiches and assemble meals on Thursday or Saturday
  • 1st Thursday - MOPS at 9:15 AM
  • 3rd Thursday - Probers SSC at 10:45 AM
  • 4th Thursday - Genesis SSC at 11:30 AM
  • 5th Thursday - Church Staff at 11 AM

 

  • 1st Saturday - Singles meet Friday night before at 5:15 PM
  • 2nd Saturday - Friendship SSC at 8:30 AM
  • 3rd Saturday - Sunrizons SSC meets Friday night before at 5 PM
  • 4th Saturday - Roots SSC at 9 AM
  • 5th Saturday - Visions SSC meets Friday night before at 6 PM

 Ways in which everyone can support the Soupmobile ministry:

  • Pray for the volunteers and for the recipients of the meals.
  • Place your checks, bills and change in the Soup Pot on the 1st Sunday of each month.  Soup Pots located in Friendship Court on the main campus and at the Welcome Desk of the Journey at The Well.

 

 If you have questions about the Soupmobile Ministry or would like to volunteer, please contact Randy Lee or call 713-468-8356.