“We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” —1 John 3:16–18 (NRSV)
We are a community of Christians who join God’s work here and now by serving our neighbors far and near.
Bread Church on August 15
Serve at Hope Food Pantry on August 20
Movie Night at Community First! Village on August 30
Visit Community First! Village on September 4
Serve Honduras 2020, January 18–25 (register by October 6)
The All People Church Conference, October 26–28
Want to hang out, learn some new recipes and think about the way that God works on your spirit? Join our partners at Memorial UMC and Common Good Community Development for a time of worship and learning. We will make bread together and during the rising time, we will discuss the 12 steps of bread making using Peter Reinhart’s book, Bread Upon the Waters, which is a spiritual exploration of those steps. Ingredients and tools will be provided.
Hope Food Pantry
Tuesday, August 20
3:30–5:30PM (4001 Speedway)
Help sort and stock the pantry to get it ready for food distribution days. Learn more about Hope Food Pantry grocery store model that emphasizes the dignity of choice.
Community First! Village: Night at the Movies
“Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”
Friday, August 30, from 7:30–10:30PM
Join TUMC and Mobile Loaves and Fishes for a free movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening of Star Wars: A New Hope. While there for an old fashioned night at the movies, explore the village, enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards only, cash no longer accepted)– and purchasing snacks offers a dignified income to neighbors who once experienced homelessness. Movies begin at full dark and/or ~an hour after event start time, depending on the season. Bring a friend!
Visit Community First! Village
Wednesday, September 4
10:30AM – Noon
Community First! Village is the master planned tiny home community that helps those who have experienced chronic homelessness find more than housing or even a home – they find community. Learn more in the brief walking tour and visit with residents of Community First! as we continue to pray and imagine how TUMC can best partner with this empowering ministry.
All People Church Conference — A Mission Exploration Trip
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The Church for All People, a United Methodist faith community in Columbus, OH, is hosting its annual weekend of learning and the TUMC Missions Team wants to send a small group to learn more from this vibrant, diverse worshiping community that is serving its city in powerful ways that empower neighbors. This year’s theme is “Be the Church” and organizers describe the weekend of learning this way:
In the midst of a turbulent season, there has never been a better time to Be the Church! When our communities see Christians living into their call, it is a captivating witness to the Gospel.
Participants will join members of the racially and socioeconomically diverse community in worship, dialogue, shared learning, and fun. Plenaries and workshops are designed to meet us where we are and engage questions as we explore best practices for ministry with all kinds of neighbors. Be part of a team of leading learners and dreamers!
TUMC Missions will cover the cost of accommodations and conference fees. Participants will be responsible for a $50 deposit and will need to make their own airline reservations in coordination with Rachel Wright.
Serve Honduras 2020
January 18–25, 2020
Agalta Valley, Olancho District, Honduras
This experience is great for first timers, young adults, couples, or anyone looking for a way to start the new year with service—bring your high school aged children, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews! We will be working with kindergarten teachers, leading a Vacation Bible School in villages for children and adults, constructing school furniture and providing medical care to area communities. Enthusiasm and a willingness to share your talents are the only prerequisites to become part of the team. Plan now to join us January 18-25, 2020 in service to the Agalta Valley, Olancho District, Honduras.
Cost of Trip
- Payments must be made online using either a debit card or electronic check (no credit cards) through our secure online payment system. If you are unable to make a payment online, call Leah Salinas at 512-472-3111.
- A deposit of $250 is due at registration.
- Registration, group airfare on United Airlines, and all in-country travel fees are $1950 and are payable to TUMC.
- Team members may opt to buy their own individual airline tickets. If you choose to buy your own ticket, the in-country travel fee is $1025.00 without airline. Please consult with the Honduras Team leadership to coordinate arrival and departure times.
- Deadline for registration is 10/6/19. Final payment due 12/8/19.
- Thursday, September 19 in the Admin. Building at 6:30PM.
- Thursday, November 7 in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30PM.
- Contact Leah Salinas with questions.
How to Register
Before you can register for this trip, you will need to activate your Realm account. Realm is our new online discipleship tool, and we use it for all trip and event registrations, payments, and more. There is not an offline registration option.
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