Annual Missions

Depart to Serve | Amigos Days Registration | Project Transformation | One + One Mentoring

Depart to Serve

Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23, 2018 

IMPORTANT  ....some missions are on Saturday and some are on Sunday, so make sure you note the day!

Depart to Serve in 2018 will be Saturday, September 22nd & Sunday, September 23rd.  Depart to Serve is an important weekend in the life of our church.  Last year over 300 people, individuals and families, focused on serving others outside of our Church.  As the hands and feet of God we put our faith into action through worship and service through various missions in serving our community.

For more information contact Stephanie Coons


PROJECT TRANSFORMATION

PROJECT TRANSFORMATION
June 18-21 and July 16-19, 2018  9am-12:45pm 
(volunteer 1 day or all week)
 
The mission of Project Transformation is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with communities. 
 PT is a summer camp in Dallas (our site is Walnut Hill UMC) that serves elementary, middle and high school students.  Ellen Gotelli is interning for her 3rd summer and Jacob Browning his 2nd.  
 
___Volunteer to co-lead this amazing program
___Volunteer* to listen to children read one-on-one
___Volunteer to drive to Walnut Hill (and read)
___Volunteer to help prepare lasagna dinner for 120 interns, June 18
___Volunteer to bake homemade dessert for intern dinner, June 18
 
                      
 
8:30 depart from church office (possible later departure after day 1 for returning volunteers)
9:15 check in    9:30 Orientation
10-12 Read       12-12:15 debrief
12:45/1 arrive back at FMUMC 
  
*Reading volunteers must be 13yrs/7th grade. volunteers 18+ must have background check and current Ministry Safe. 
 
contact info: Jen Reinhardtsen                              Project Transformation
 

Note that all volunteers must be at least 13 years of age.

 

 

One + One Mentoring

Communities in Schools of North Texas (CISNT) supports at-risk students in North Texas schools by providing drop-out prevention programs. Mentoring is statistically the most impactful volunteer program, providing both academic and emotional support.  It is also the largest volunteer commitment, involving a one-on- one relationship that is based on mutual respect and trust. Meetings take place the same day and time each week in order to bring consistency into the often inconsistent lives of the at-risk students served. Mentors MUST be willing to commit to hour-long, weekly meetings for the remainder of the school year.

FMUMC partners with CISNT through its mentoring program at Lewisville High School - Harmon during the school year. LHS - Harmon is a 9th and 10th grade school in Lewisville that feeds Lewisville High School.

This is a very rewarding opportunity for both the student and the mentor. Both men and women are needed! Men mentor male students and women mentor female students.

To get started, complete the Mentor Application found here By completing this form, you will start the volunteer application process for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Mentoring FAQ

For more information, contact Shari Smith.

For more information about Communities in Schools of North Texas, go to CISNT.ORG.