Wimberley UMC participates in local, state,
and international missions
You do not have to be a member or active participant of the church to join us in missions. All are welcome.
WUMC participates in a variety of missions
We continue to work with Universal City UMC in support of their mission to orphanages and Methodist churches in Piedras Negras, Mexico.
We continue to use altar rail offerings on communion Sundays to support various outreach programs of the United Methodist Church.
We are grateful for the enthusiastic and generous support that we have experienced from our own congregation as we continue to seek opportunities to serve others in our community, our country, and in the world outside our borders.
Cross Lodge is a ministry of hospitality and respite for families undergoing cancer treatment in Houston. They spend a weekend at a beautiful Wimberley home, while our Cross Lodge team provides a prayer shawl, a welcome bag, a meal and prayer. The families feel God's love surrounding them in spiritual and concrete ways.
World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organization. They partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
World Vision pursues this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:
Transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.
Emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
Promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.
Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.
Public awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement, and prayer.
Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.
To learn more, visit the World Vision website.
Crisis Bread Basket
Have you noticed the grocery basket in the Narthex? It's meant to hold your contributions to Wimberley's Crisis Bread Basket. There have been many changes at the bread basket that were driven by the hearts of the bread basket's volunteers. Clients can now choose what they want/need. Fresh fruit and vegetables (donated by local gardeners in season) are offered as is meat of different kinds, eggs and cheese. Clients, on any given day, may consist of flood victims, ailing people, and the elderly who need a helping hand. If a client cannot drive to the basket, food will be delivered. Currently, the basket is serving 1,000 clients. No client has to fill out paperwork to receive food, just show up and pick out what one needs. Staples always needed are peanut butter, jelly, cereal and apple juice.
Are you familiar with Ruth Circle's mission of knitting/crocheting 8" squares and sending them to South Africa to be assembled into blankets for orphans? It takes about 25 to 30 squares to make a blanket. This is such a beautiful, loving outreach that we have been involved with since 2010. If you would like to learn more about this outreach, go to www.knit-a-square.com.
While speaking to his disciples, Jesus told them, "when I was in prison you visited me." They questioned him as to when he had been in prison. He responded saying, "whenever you do this to the least of these you do it to me." Kairos is an ecuminical ministry to prisoners, our brothers in white. A trained team of folks and clergy enter a prison for a 72 hour weekend to express the love of God to the least and the lost in our society. Each prisoner and guard in the entire unit receives one dozen cookies which are prepared by the folks from various churches in our region.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteers
Periodically, Wimberley UMC members volunteer to work to build a house with Habitat for Humanity.
A large group of volunteers went to Haiti to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts in that devastated country. In previous years, WUMC had a long standing annual mission trip to Honduras. When a disaster strikes, our Missions Team evaluates the need and makes decisions about the aid that WUMC can offer.
Our Youth Group plans and carries out mission trips each year, usually within Texas. The skills the kids bring back, plus the understanding of what poverty looks like, are lessons that will last them their whole life. If you would like to attend these trips, either as a student or an adult helper, please contact Jordan Rodgers.
Greater San Marcos Youth Council
GSMYC is committed to strengthening and stabilizing families. Our services strive to prevent runaway, truancy and partcipation in delinquent behaviors. The Youth Council aims to help families and youth learn to resolve crisis, conflicts and develop appropriate coping skills. We support parents in their efforts to resume and maintain parental responsibility. Our shelter provides a structured and nurturing environment to children who have been a victim to abuse or neglect. http://www.gsmyc.org/
Eagle Pass, Texas
Mission Border Hope is located in Eagle Pass. A massive flood hit the Eagle Pass area in June 2013, leaving many families with homes that were severely damaged by the heavy rains. Need still exists to get many homes back in good living condition. To learn more, please go to missionborderhope.org