MDUMC offers many opportunities for outreach, including our missions program. Missioners are sent throughout the US, and around the world, showing love for God and neighbor by reaching into the community to help those in need.
Please contact Kandice Kirby with any questions.
CrossWalk Houston | Empower our neighbors to reach their full potential by providing educational opportunities, essential tools, and personal support. A local outreach initiative of MDUMC, Crosswalk Houston offers adult basic education, ESL, citizenship prep, and computer courses to adults in the community. Classes and tutoring are staffed by trained volunteers, and there are ongoing serve needs throughout the year.
MAM | As a founding church for MAM, MDUMC provides yearly funding along with volunteers, who are essential to making sure MAM can provide their much-needed services to our community. Volunteers can serve in the resale store, donation center, or administrative office, or lead classes in ESL or employment services. There are opportunities to serve one time, with a group, with youth, or in an ongoing capacity.
The Restoration Team | VOLUNTEER HERE
TRT was formed by churches in West Houston to assist families in their recovery from Hurricane Harvey and coordinate volunteer response with families’ needs, focusing on bringing the damaged home to functional living condition. MDUMC has monthly Saturday work days for volunteers, and no construction experience is required. There are also opportunities to help with hospitality for out-of-state teams working with TRT, and other one-time service opportunities.
Soupmobile Feeding Ministry | VOLUNTEER HERE
MDUMC provides 350 meals weekly for homeless and food insecure families throughout Houston. Volunteers are needed for two meal packings each week, as well as delivery drivers each Thursday and Saturday and a supplies pick-up driver on Wednesday.
For HTX Serve Saturday | Throughout the year, MDUMC members and friends will be able to serve in the community with various organizations and community partners. Individuals and families can learn about different nonprofits in Houston while spending time serving together! Opportunities are also available to help organize or lead a Serve Saturday.
TSU Wesley Foundation | The Wesley Foundation is a college ministry for TSU students with a mission to develop compassionate, community-focused Christian leaders. MDUMC has been partnering with the Wesley Foundation for two years and provides opportunities to serve at the Wesley’s biannual leadership event, through direct mentoring with students, or by providing lunches for their weekly Bible study. We also have a need for one volunteer per month to drop off donated supplies to the Wesley Foundation to support their student food pantry and business attire boutique.
SBISD Partnerships | Thornwood Elementary Hollibrook Elementary
Help distribute weekend meal bags to students at Thornwood Elementary every other Friday or helping at special events for both teachers and parents during the school year. We are also in need of volunteers to serve as monthly lunch-time program leaders, and a liaison to work with the school nurse to provide care packs for food and toiletry needs. MDUMC also provides mentors for third graders at Hollibrook Elementary to help young students thrive both in school and outside the classroom. You can become a mentor any time during the year, and training will be provided through Spring Branch ISD. Mentors are asked to commit to spending 30-60 minutes with their mentees during the student’s lunch period each week. A mentor room with games, puzzles, crafts, books, and many other activities is also provided.
Homeless Ministry | Word on Thee Street Bags
You can support this ministry by donating any of the following items or provide monetary support by contacting Kandice Kirby to find out how you can help!
-Bottled Water (16oz)
-Crackers (Individual packages – No peanut butter)
-Tuna/Chicken (pouch or pop-top can only)
THE RESTORATION TEAM
Beginning efforts to assess damage in our
neighborhoods and prepare for cleanup
in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda.
Missions are transformative, and it is impossible to return home unchanged. Serving alongside others and seeing injustice in our world fosters a need to tell the story of our experience and expose the issues affecting our neighbors. If you are prepared to say yes, God will use you to change lives, build the Church, and impact communities around the world. Missions are part of the faith journey of the entire church, not just those who are physically able to make the journey. There’s a place for anyone to become active in missions by serving on a team, giving generously to missions, and most importantly, supporting our teams and those they serve with prayer.
We are so excited for many new and recurring opportunities to serve our neighbors globally in the future. Please prayerfully consider how you are called to be part of global missions at MDUMC.
Texas Border | Ongoing Throughout 2019-2020
(Next Trip is December 2019)
Providing relief to respite centers and non-profits working on the border in McAllen and Brownsville with refugees.
Belize | May 2020
Working with abused or neglected children and families in partnership with Hope Haven.
Puerto Rico | April 25 - May 2, 2020
Disaster recovery from damage sustained by Hurricane Maria.
Jamaica | July 2020
Working with communities in and around Port Maria through construction projects and providing VBS to hundreds of children each summer.
Cuba | Spring 2021
Kenya | June 10 - 27, 2021