FUMC Serves Locally with Community Partners
For additional information about serving in our local community, contact Dr. Ron Swain, Director of Transformative Missions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caring Place Food Donations
The Caring Place is asking for donations of canned proteins such as chicken, tuna, beans, or other canned meat. Please bring your donations and place them in a blue barrel. There is a barrel in the MCMC and one in the hallway near the church office. Please only donate the requested items. Also, please be sure to check the expiration dates on items you donate.
A group of FUMC volunteers who provide minor home maintenance and repair services with a key focus on safety issues in the home. Typical repairs are the type that can be completed in three hours over one or two work sessions. The group provides help to senior adults and others with special needs in the Georgetown community. For assistance or to volunteer, email email@example.com or call 512-508-8640. While there is no charge for the services we provide, we do accept donations to offset the cost of materials and to help others who are are in need. Georgetown Helpers is self-funded by these donations. Donations can be sent to Georgetown Helpers at 410 E. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626 or given at https://bit.ly/GTHelpersDonation. Choose "Georgetown Helpers" from the drop-down "fund" menu.
Helping Hands Tutoring
Volunteers tutor 3rd-5th grade students of Annie Purl Elementary School in reading and math on Tuesdays during the school year from 2:30–4:00 PM in the school cafeteria.
Education Connection (Reading Buddies)
Our Mission is simple, straightforward, and achievable…every child reading by the end of 3rd grade. Join us as we combat childhood literacy, one of the largest problems in our community, by equipping volunteers to read one-on-one with students at Annie Purl Elementary School, while supporting educators as they help children to learn and grow.
Project Transformation (PT)
Project Transformation envisions a world that is rooted in love, pursues the equity of all people, and amplifies God’s call on every life. PT’s mission is to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships. PT’s program goal is to empower children, through relationships, to discover and live their God-given potential in mind, body, and spirit for future success.
Getsemani Community Garden
Founded in 2012, Getsemani Community Garden grows food for those in need, offers neighbors a place to garden, and provides lessons on how to garden. Garden volunteers meet Tuesday and Friday mornings at Getsemani Community Garden, 412 E. 19th St, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM.
Quail Valley Outreach
The Quail Valley Neighborhood mission work, which is a partnership between FUMC Georgetown and The Salvation Army Georgetown Service Center, is focused on providing meaningful recreation and social opportunities for kids and families within the greatest area of need in the Annie Purl Elementary attendance zone. All events are located at the corner of Quail Valley and Katy Lane unless noted.
The Backpack Buddies Program is a volunteer organization that provides food each weekend to food-insecure students. In collaboration with the GISD administration, counselors at each elementary, middle, and high school campus determine which students are in need of food on the weekends and invite them to participate in the program. Over 47% of the Georgetown ISD students are eligible for the free or reduced-price school breakfast/lunch program and are therefore eligible for the Backpack Buddies Program. FUMC volunteers pack food bags each week for Wagner Middle School. There are approximately 110 volunteers from ten Georgetown area churches that pack food bags for all the Georgetown ISD schools—currently over 900 bags per week.
The mission of the FUMC Georgetown Micah Workers is to provide scriptural and historical education about racial justice to inspire and encourage involvement in creating God’s beloved community. The Micah Workers use the following scripture to guide its work. Micah 6:8 “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” The Micah Workers (MW) team is offering a book study of Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison. This is the book that inspired the formation of the MW group. One of the MW objectives is to create a desire to deepen our knowledge (re: racial justice) and appreciate the impact we have on others. This book did it for us, and we hope it will be the beginning of your transformation too. The study will be virtual, on Zoom, and will span six consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM starting on April 11 and ending May 16. The study will include prayers, discussion questions, and other resources to enhance group engagement. Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder—committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel. You can purchase the book on Amazon or from the book provider of your choice. Visit https://bit.ly/3yg3B3w to register for the study. *The mission of the FUMC Georgetown Micah Workers is to provide scriptural and historical education about racial justice, and to inspire and encourage involvement in creating God’s beloved community.