Serve at Northwest Hills UMC

Get Involved on Campus

One of the best ways to feel ingrained in a community is to get involved in a leadership or volunteer position. Serving within our campus is an easy way to get to know other members and to contribute to our worship life. While each of these positions requires a certain amount of commitment, there is flexibility in scheduling and you shouldn’t feel like you’re locked in forever. You are welcome to volunteer on a long or short-term basis, as part of a regularly occurring activity, or just for a single afternoon.

We’re happy to talk about expectations before you commit to anything.

Music Ministries

Joyful Praise is the Northwest Hills UMC Praise Band. The band provides contemporary Christian music for the 9 am worship service. For more information or to get involved, contact our Contemporary Worship Leader, Jordan Burchill.

Sanctuary Choir sings special music at the 11 am worship service on a weekly basis. Currently, the choir is making plans to meet in small groups.

Ring of Faith Handbell Choir plays at the 11 am worship service once per month. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced ringer, you are invited to join in.


Perhaps our most in-need volunteers these days! The media team works with sound, lights, monitors, and musicians in both services. Volunteers can be trained, and we are eager for more help!

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Team prays weekly over the Sunday prayer request and prayer concerns.

Prayer Shawl Ministry makes special prayer shawls for individuals who may be ill or hospitalized, and to celebrate new births.

Serve the Austin Community

Helping Our Neighbors

We are committed to long term connections and service around Austin and beyond. Our projects vary from construction, painting, and building to direct services like cooking, serving meals, and ministries of presence. If you have resources to share but are short on time, we participate in food and supply drives and fundraisers. We have mission opportunities for everyone, regardless of your age, economic resources, or physical ability.

Hurricane Relief

In 2019, we provided hurricane relief to families in Victoria, Texas and in Puerto Rico.

Victoria, Texas
Sheet Rock Removal and Replacement
Debris Clean Up

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Roof Construction
Tile Installation
Hardware Installation
Debris Removal

Financial Support

In 2021, we provided financial support to the following organizations.

CROPCreating food security in communities around the world
CaritasPreventing and ending homelessness in the greater Austin area
Drive a Senior – Providing free transportation to seniors in Austin
Florence’s Comfort HouseResponding to needs in the Montopolis neighborhood
Habitat for Humanity – Building housing for central Texans
Holding Institute Community Center – Assisting residents and refugees in Laredo
Hope Food PantryDistributing from a bus-accessible pantry in central Austin
Interfaith Action of Central Texas – Cultivating understanding among faiths
Lydia Patterson InstituteMiddle and High School education in El Paso
Missionary Guillermo BermanServing in Reynosa, Mexico
Murchison Middle School – educating 6th-8th grade students in Northwest Hills
Project Transformation – Supporting literacy in Central Texas
Rainbow NetworkNicaragua Community Development
Rise Against Hunger – Nourishing communities around the world
Russia Initiative Moscow Theological Seminary and Vologda UMC
Texas Ramp ProjectBuilding wheelchair ramps for Central Texans
United Methodist Committee on ReliefWorldwide Disaster Relief
United Methodist Global Ministries Community Development for women in San Francisco Libre, Nicaragua

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