Get to the POINT!
FMUMC has served thousands of meals at the Rocky Point Mobile Home Community off Shiloh/1171. Missions subsidizes the cost of purchasing hot dogs, hamburgers and sides each month, but we need volunteers to fire up the grills and cover the serving tables. All ages are welcome! We encourage you to fill a month with your FMUMC small group or friends and family.
4th Friday Cookouts at Rocky Point Mobile Home Community
Every 4th Friday, we host a dinner for the families at the mobile home community two miles west of FMUMC. The meals give us the opportunity to engage with the community and support the families struggling to put food on the table. If your small group or family/friends would like to sign up to serve, we provide a checklist, shopping list and on-site support for the event. Missions helps subsidize the cost of cooking hamburgers/hot dogs. Contact Britt & Kathy Wilson
Can all ages come?
Yes! There are lots of kids that live at Rocky Point, so your children are sure to make a new friend. Bring a soccer ball or football for pick-up games in the grassy area near the cookout. We always remind parents to 1) keep their children accounted for, 2) never allow anyone to enter a home, and 3) never wander through the park alone.
What if a small group is signed up already. Can I come?
Yes! There's always a need for more friendly faces to welcome our guests to dinner. Everyone is encouraged to bring fresh fruit (apples, bananas and oranges are great) to share with the community.
How many meals are served?
Each month, we cook 150 burgers and 50 hot dogs, plus sides.
Where should I park?
Along the street on Shiloh.
How will I know how to shop for the cookout?
A checklist is provided, and there is always a Missions Team lead on site for questions and direction.
Why hot dogs and hamburgers ... why Rocky Point?
To comply with health codes, we serve hot food right off the grill. CCA leadership helped guide us in finding a community heavily populated with their clients. Rocky Point managers have always welcomed our presence, and actively participate in the ministry.
Do we serve the Rocky Point community in other ways?
The idea behind this ministry was to forge relationships with the community, and to put our faith into action. Over the years, we have built a wheel chair ramp for a senior citizen, refurbished a home for a Navy vet, provided a CDC scholarship to a preschooler, delivered Thanksgiving turkeys, hosted VBS, visited residents in the hospital ... and so much more. Right now, we are working on a regular Bible study at the park, and helping to build a playground area for the children.
Thank you to Kroger who helps make our mission A reality!
ROCKY POINT COMMUNITY PROJECTS
My Little Pantry Ministry
The My Little Pantry (MLP) ministry is a tremendous opportunity for FMUMC families to support our friends at the Rocky Point Mobile Home Park.
MLP is a small enclosed and raised cabinet located behind the Shiloh Church, 6500 Cross Timbers Rd in Flower Mound. It stands near a gated fence that allows access from Rocky Point into the church yard. Similar to the My Little Library Program, the MLP is filled with food products that families can take as needed. Volunteers supply the pantry on a regular basis.
We are seeking volunteers (families, singles, Sunday school classes, Home Teams, etc) every Sunday of the year. Time commitment is approximately one hour, shopping and delivery.
For more details or to volunteer, please go to:http://www.signupgenius.com/go
Or contact Britt & Kathy Wilson
Christian Community Action
Flower Mound UMC supports CCA in its mission primarily through providing donated funds for the annual Back-to-School, Thanksgiving Meal, and Christmas Meal drives. Additionally, we support CCA with volunteers for its summer Kids Eat Free program, and Resale shop.
For more than 40 years, Christian Community Action (CCA) has been healing, feeding, and educating families in need throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties. Headquartered in Lewisville, CCA is one of the largest private nonprofits in North Texas, providing more than 10,000 individual services each year. Through careful case management, CCA’s holistic approach from rescue to transition helps families in need achieve self-sufficiency by offering a “hand-up” instead of a hand-out. CCA’s Mission: In the name of Jesus Christ, CCA ministers to the poor by providing comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope and change lives.
Feeding the Homeless
Is your Small Group or Sunday school class looking for a way to serve others? How about spending time in fellowship preparing or serving a meal for the homeless?
When: 2nd Sunday Each Month
Time: Depart After 9:30AM Service / Return around 1:45PM
Where: Meet by the Main Entrance Doors
Contact: Howard Grove
We will depart from church after the 9:30AM service and caravan to Fort Worth. All ages are welcome to attend and help serve. Freedom in Worship provides a worship service and normally concludes around 11:45AM. We will begin serving after the conclusion of their service. Howard will prepare the food Sunday morning; however, you are welcome to bring fresh fruit and/or cookies for dessert. We will serve at 1344 Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX. We return church around 1:45pm.
Angel Care Team Sisters
Angel Care Team Sisters meet on Wednesday mornings to visit Flower Mound Assisted Living Center on Morriss Road next to Marcus High School and also Rambling Oaks Assisted Living Home just a mile away. It's a wonderful way to make new friends and show the elderly that we care about them. Get involved and you'll gain more than you give. After our visits, we all go for lunch. All are welcome and the men would appreciate some Angel Brothers, too! Contact: Carol Carter.