Community First! Village Sept 8

Join us September 8 as we serve the Community First! Village is a 51-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the chronically homeless in Central Texas. Development of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, this transformed residential program exists to love and serve our neighbors who have been living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.

NWH UMC has found our participation at Community First! Village to be positive and inspiring. Our role will be to set up the worship space by arranging chairs and tables, providing dinner and putting up the chairs and tables afterwards.  Throughout, we will be greeting and getting to know the worshipers there, participating in the worship and sharing the meal.  Families are welcome.  Children and youth under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent. Carpools leave from NWH at 4:00 pm. We expect to return to NWH about 7:30 pm.  If you have interest in riding the church bus, please let me know.  If there is enough interest, we will try to recruit a driver. Contact Jacki Gardner at Jackie Gardner gardne1@swbell.net, 512-925-4926.

Family Friendly Volunteering @ Central Texas Food Bank

August 24, 2019, Northwest Hills UMC goes to Central Texas Food Bank. Family friendly, but children must be over the age of  8. Closed-toed shoes and shirts with sleeves required. Click the Mission Sign Up or Create a profile and sign up here: http://nwhumc.cafb.volunteerhub.com/  
Tasks include inspecting, cleaning, sorting and boxing food donations to prepare them for distribution and more.

Click below to create a profile and sign up, or

Contact: Rachel Bond (512) 785-5436 rachelbbond@yahoo.com

Contact: Rachel Bond (512) 785-5436 rachelbbond@yahoo.com

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE August 4 & 11

August 4 & August 11

  • We will once again be collecting school supplies for children in need who attend Murchison Middle School. Should you choose to help, you are asked to bring a new backpack filled with:
  • 1 package of pencils
  • 1 handheld pencil sharpener
  • 1package of pens
  • 5 one-subject notebooks
  • 1 package of college-ruled notebook paper
  • 1 small package of Kleenex

Ministering to Refugees Aug 8-9

A team from our church will be working two respite centers in the Rio Grande Valley on August 8-9. You are invited to participate by bringing donations which can be taken to the respite centers.  Donations are welcome on or before August 4.

Requested items are:

  • New Socks for children/women/men
  • New underwear for children/women/men
  • New t-shirts for children
  • Children’s shoes
  • Women’s leggings
  • Men’s jeans

Summer Reading Program

July 1,3,8,10,15,17 
Assist refugee children with essential reading skills during Owl Reading Camp and enable them to succeed in school. Most of our participants will be immigrant students from Doss Elementary who need to practice their reading English with 1:1 reading buddies, but children/grandchildren from NWHills UMC are welcome to join us as well.
Volunteers needed for the following: provide lunch, provide a snack, drive the church van, be a ready buddy, lead a craft activity or game, and/or work with a small group doing word work activities targeting vocabulary building and decoding skills. Volunteers who work directly with the children need to be a Trusted Con Confianza volunteer. You do not have to commit to all the dates.

Hurricane Recovery

June 15 -22, 2019 Northwest Hills UMC went to Puerto Rico to help families that are rebuilding, families who are endeavoring to recover from the damaged caused by Hurricane Mari.

 

Brunch at University UMC

Help with preparing, cooking, and serving food; then cleaning kitchen and Great Hall of Family Life Center at University UMC; and visiting with our guests. The homeless and community continues to grow with the growth of our city. We see families in need with children, and men and women struggling without work. We know it’s God will and our work as disciples to love and serve this community. There is not a better feeling knowing you are doing something to make a difference.

Hurricane Recovery

June 15 -22, 2019 Northwest Hills UMC went to Puerto Rico to help families that are rebuilding, families who are endeavoring to recover from the damaged caused by Hurricane Mari.

 

Central Texas Food Bank

Northwest Hills UMC goes to Central Texas Food Bank. Family friendly, but children must be over the age of  8. Closed toed shoes and shirts with sleeves required. Click the Mission Sign Up or Create a profile and sign up here: http://nwhumc.cafb.volunteerhub.com/  
Tasks include: inspecting, cleaning, sorting and boxing food donations to prepare them for distribution and more. 

Contact: Rachel Bond (512) 785-5436 rachelbbond@yahoo.com