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.

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. 

    Backpack Buddies
The Backpack Buddy Program is a totally 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.
    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.

Southeast Georgetown Neighborhood Repairs

A group of FUMC volunteers participate in building ramps, repairing community buildings, and repairing homes in Southeast Georgetown.

Contacts: Larry Baird and Ron Shelly


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

Salvation Army

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

 

 

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