FUMC SERVES LOCALLY
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.
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-noon. We welcome volunteer groups on Saturday mornings.
- Contact: Donna Connor at 512.863.5297
Quail Valley Outreach
The Quail Valley Neighborhood mission work, which is a partnership between FUMC and The Salvation Army Georgetown Service Center, is focused on providing meaningful recreation and socialization opportunities for kids and families within the greatest area of need in the Annie Purl Elementary attendance zone. Building relationships through food, fun, and fellowship are the priorities, with highlights including lively kids’ soccer games, dinner, distribution of children's books, visits from local authorities (fire, police, EMS), and craft opportunities. Activities occur at the corner of Quail Valley Drive and Katy Lane in Georgetown. The gatherings are monthly, but the dates vary.
- Contact: Bob Kalka at 512-413-5268
- Contact: Don Paull
Patience and Loving Support (PALS)
PALS provides respite for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia-related patients. Volunteers are paired with a participant for four hours of fellowship, devotions, singing, games, crafts, exercises, and lunch (provided). This allows the caregivers to enjoy some important downtime and take care of personal errands or appointments. PALS takes place Mondays from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM at the McKinney Christian Ministry Center.
- Contact: Barb Twyford at 512.863.3935
Southeast Georgetown Neighborhood Repairs
A group of FUMC volunteers participate in building ramps, repairing community buildings, and repairing homes in Southeast Georgetown.
FUMC SERVES LOCALLY WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS
The Caring Place
Our church supports The Caring Place with our financial contributions and volunteers on a regular basis. There are many volunteer opportunities available including cashier, food pantry, reception, pricing, case work, data entry, vintage store, and more. Shifts are available Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, either morning or afternoon.
Faith in Action Georgetown
Volunteers pick up clients at their homes, drive them to their appointment or errand, and return them to their homes. All clients are Georgetown residents and most trips are in Georgetown. Some medical trips are to locations in Round Rock, Austin, or Temple. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM–5:00 PM.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteers deliver hot meals to senior citizens. Meals are delivered between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Our church is responsible for delivering meals every ten weeks, five times a year. Substitute deliverers are asked to fill in for regular deliverers whenever needed. Meals are prepared and picked up at the Madella Hilliard Senior Center on Eighth Street near downtown Georgetown.
- Contact: Holly Garner, Coordinator for Meals on Wheels at 512.422.9095
Interfaith ECO Network
Volunteers support and plan actions specific to environmental justice and a healthy creation. Major goals include education, service projects, and advocacy with public officials. Volunteers work with other groups sharing the same concerns, especially in the local church, and in interfaith and community activities.
Contact: Julie Fuschak
Justice for Our Neighbors
A nonprofit law office that welcomes refugees and immigrants into our communities by providing free or low-cost, high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy.
Contact: Julie Fuschak
The Salvation Army in partnership with the First United Methodist Church provides services to children and families who reside primarily in the Quail Valley Neighborhood in Southeast Georgetown.
Contact: Bob Kalka
Texas Ramp Project
This is a statewide nonprofit organization with the mission “To provide handicapped ramps to all low income Texans.” In Williamson County, there are seven building teams of approximately 90 volunteers who construct about 50 handicapped ramps per year.Contacts: Larry Baird, Bill Connor, and Terry Reed