MUMC offers a variety of Outreach opportunities. Some are available regularly and others rotate throughout the year. They include:
Food Pantry – a food pantry is open for anyone who needs food assistance. Headed up by Cindy Nelson and volunteers who are available Mon – Friday to assist those who want to make an appointment to receive food. The community helps support this service by donating food and funds throughout the year. Currently, 5-7 families are helped each week.
Cindy Nelson – 970-878-4223; 320-290-6222
The Giving Tree – an annual program that takes place between October and November and offers to help families during Christmas. The program is offered to children and/or siblings (18 or younger living at home) that qualify as low income families. In a public place, we have a Christmas tree filled with ornaments, and each ornament has a child’s wish, age, and gender on it. Generous individuals, families, or groups in the community pull one or more ornaments from our Giving Tree. They shop for items and return unwrapped gifts to the church. Volunteers then take an evening or two to wrap each gift and label it. Parents/Guardians of the children pick up their gifts at a set time – to enjoy by Christmas.
Operation Christmas Child (Shoebox Program) – a church effort to fill as many shoe boxes as possible with toys, socks, gloves, toiletries, and books to send to children in need all over the world.