We are dedicated to offering a variety of missions and ministry projects so that everyone has an opportunity to participate.
OUR DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY
FUMC has a food pantry onsite for local assistance. The pantry is open Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.. For more information or to make a donation, please contact the church office at 972-636-2291.
UMYF SUMMER MISSION TRIPS
Every summer our Junior and High school youth will load up and travel to various places for up to a week to help those less fortunate. In the summer of 2011 they worked with DENUM (Denver Urban Ministries) helping the homeless and working poor in Denver, Colorado.
The FUMCRC adults like to “get their hands dirty” as well, helping our brothers and sisters in Christ! In previous years our men and women have traveled to different areas in Texas working with the Labors for Neighbors project repairing roofs, porches, installing wheelchair ramps, etc. Serving as the hands and feet of Christ has taken our adults as far as Villa Ahumada, Mexico and to Joplin, Missouri to help with the clean up efforts following the devastating tornado in May 2011.
MEALS ON WHEELS
The FUMC Meals on Wheels program started about 38 years ago, under the supervision of Dorothy Lightfoot. Dorothy was the preacher’s wife at that time, who had a vision of feeding the homebound in our community. Every other Saturday a group of dedicated FUMC members prepare meals and deliver to approximately 20 homebound Royse City residents.
For more information on signing up for the Meals on Wheels program, or to volunteer please contact the church office at 972-636-2291. Food donations are also accepted.
MADE WITH LOVE
The Made with Love group meets the first Thursday of every month, at 1:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center crafting hand-made items to give to patients in hospitals, re-hab centers, nursing homes, etc. If you can sew, needlepoint, crochet, etc. contact Lori Wright to participate in this special ministry.
COVER WITH LOVE
During the winter months new and gently used blankets are collected once a month to be delivered to the homeless.
Every fall season, FUMC Royse City volunteers, in partnership with the Helping Hands Gleaning Ministry, travel to East Texas to glean sweet potatoes in an effort to feed the hungry. The sweet potato field can provide up to 45,000 pounds of potatoes that are harvested by volunteers and distributed to food pantries, senior citizens centers, housing authorities and other organizations devoted to feeding the hungry.