About Missions & Outreach

The FUMC Missions and Outreach Committee supports the efforts of our church family in sharing Christ’s love in our community and throughout the world.  We organize activities to serve those in need.  We financially support ministry through gifts to charitable organizations, missionaries, and to help cover expenses for those in our church family who desire to participate in Christian service opportunities.  We lift up in prayer the concerns of those involved in and supported by our church. Our outreach activities include several local, state and national organizations as well as supporting 5 missionaries world wide.

 

October Collection 2021

The UMC is helping the Afghan relief program in two major ways. The first is financial. Our church is currently talking with other local churches to determine if they want to join with us to support Afghan families with financial contributions. 

The federal government support consists of $1250. (There are other forms of support such as health care for children and adults over 65.) The families are supposed to be self sufficient within three months. Since we believe that is an unobtainable goal, we are helping along with many non-profit group efforts.

Our church will also be collecting items for those in the military bases in New Mexico and those transitioning to apartments in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Here is a partial list of needed items:

  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Laundry detergent and softener
  • Baby clothing, blankets, lotions, etc.
  • Personal hygiene items for men, women and children: soap, lotion, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • New underwear for men, women and children
  • Clothing for women: Long sleeve tops, long skirts and head scarves