Outreach

“Des Moines United Methodist Church feeds all people in body, mind, and spirit.”

This new mission for the church came about as a result of your Church Council’s four month study of what makes for a healthy and dynamic church, what the Bible says about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ – what a disciple is and does, what our community’s needs are, and what resources are available to our church to meet these needs. 

Our partners in this ministry are:  The Food Bank, Hospitality House, Community Dinners and CROP Walk. 

There is a wide variety of possible ways to be involved:  do you physically volunteer?, what do you do?, do you donate money?, do you pray for the program?, do you tell someone about the ministry?, etc.  We value whatever it is that you do of service in our community.

“Feeding the Body, Mind and Spirit” —  Everyone has the opportunity to volunteer in service to our Mission.

 

 Crop Hunger Walk                                    CROPWalk

Hunger is an issue that is very important to the community at Des Moines United Methodist Church.  People from area churches join together to walk in the Des Moines CROP Hunger Walk.  Our donations support life-saving programs around the world.  These include providing portable water, disaster relief, livestock, reading and technical instruction, and resettlement programs.

Our church, along with other area churches, raised $10,000 in 2015.  Thank you and God bless!

 

Hospitality House Walks for Women

The “Walk for Women” fundraiser is held annually in September, at the Burien Town Center, in conjunction with the Burien Wellness Fair.  It was an easy two mile walk through the heart of Burien to benefit homeless women.  In 2016 our church raised over $900.  That year the fundraiser raised nearly $20,000 to benefit the women.  Thank you to everyone for your support of Hospitality House.

 

 

Outreach Partners

Des Moines Area Food Bank – Phone: (206) 878-2660  / http://myfoodbank.org

Hospitality House, Burien, WA – Phone:  (206) 242-1860 / http://hospitalityhousesouthking.org     Hosp.House Donations

Pacific Northwest Conference, United Methodist Church / http://www.pnwumc.org

Learn more about the United Methodist Church:  http://www.UMC.org

                 Other Websites for Information

General Board of Global Ministries:   http://www.gbgm-umc.org

UMCOR:  http://www.umcor.org

General Board of Church & Society:  http://www.umc-gbcs.org

Church World Service:  http://www.churchworldservice.org

CWS Impact – weekly e-news:  http://www.churchworldservice.org/cwsimpact

Faith Action Network:   http://www.fanwa.org