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

Living Water International & Special Christmas Eve Offering

God gave us the most magnificent present of all when he took human form and came to dwell among us.  We celebrate that great gift of love every Christmas.  In gratitude and celebration of God’s gift to us, our church will be giving away its entire Christmas Eve offering in an effort to share the love of God with others.  Our Christmas Eve offering will be given to two God-inspired charities: Living Water International and Community First! Village.  We are asking Living Water International builds water wells that provide safe drinking water for some of the most impoverished communities in the world.  In addition to providing clean drinking water, Living Water International shares a message about “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. To learn more about this ministry, go to https://water.cc/church