Here is a small sample of community outreach programs at Waukee United Methodist Church.
Change a Child's Story
During the 2015-2016 school year our WUMC family partnered with Waukee Elementary School to help "change a child's story". What began as reading to students grew to include helping to provide snacks to children at the school, adopting a family through the Giving Tree, and installing free libraries throughout Waukee. This ministry continues to grow in our hearts and in our church's service to others.
Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry
It is difficult to believe, but in our community a hunger problem exists. We provide support financially, through gathering food donations, and by volunteering to work at the food pantry. Our youth groups participate in this ministry helping to stock shelves and package food.
Church Family Outreach Ministries:
We have some exciting events planned for 2017 to get WUMC out into the community and welcome you into fellowship with us. Watch our Facebook page for exciting updates!
Trinity United Methodist (inner city ministry)
Six times each year we prepare and serve a meal in conjunction with Trinity United Methodist church. For many of the diners this meal is crucial to their well-being. We encourage our youth to participate in this ministry to experience helping others who are less fortunate.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This is a ministry of caring and sharing. Some people knit and others crochet prayer shawls that are given to members or people with a connection to our church who are going through a difficult time (the death of a loved one, medical issues), or are perhaps going through a transition in their lives when special prayers are needed. Fleece blankets are also made and given to families when a new baby joins them or a child has surgery or other health issues. Caring and sharing - isn't that what it's all about?
Our quilting team ministry makes personalized baby quilts which are presented to babies at their baptisms. This group also makes larger quilts that are donated to places that can use these gifts of warmth and comfort.
Our Missions team is active in supporting mission projects locally, nationally, and internationally. We take part in a wide variety of projects annually, and are always looking for additional areas to share God's grace.