Throughout the Bible, we are called to serve others with a spirit-filled heart, both locally and globally.

All of us on the Missions Team want start with a big Thank You to everyone who made our 2018 projects possible. This past year, our outreach consisted of helping our two- legged and four-legged friends within our community, our neighbors in Joshua tree, the under-served in Mexico and our missionary friends in Cameroon.

We are so excited about our newest partnership with Rancho Domacitas in Temecula. Through the hard work, and an awesome team from MUMC, we were able to help Rancho Domacitas transition from a home for teenagers to a place that will now be home for Mom’s with little ones. Our multi-day community outreach project helped transform a teenage playground into a suitable playground for the new residents. We look forward to all the opportunities for continued service in 2019.

Through our efforts of the monthly Friday breakfast, members of our congregation have served over 1200 hungry souls with warm food and warm hearts.

Our “breakfast stylings” have continued to bless our friends in Joshua tree, as our team served over 500 people during our five visits in the past year.

The team has continued to spread Gods love with the people of Colonia Santa Nino, Mexico with continued support through dentistry care, community outreach, and prayer vigils.

We are gearing up for our 4th Las Posadas Christmas Celebration with another toy drive for an anticipated 200+ children. Our upcoming weekend will be filled with food, fun and praise within the ever-growing church community in the Colonia.

Our pet ministry has had a wonderful year with collection of hundred’s of pounds of food, thanks to the generosity of our congregation, which is delivered monthly to our local shelters for all those four-legged friends in need.

The coat drive is planned for the end of December. Last year MUMC provided over 800 coats to community families in need and we are so excited to do it again! We have continued our commitments of years passed by continuing the support of the Scott missionary family.

Through this support, they have been able to continue their efforts in the translation of the Bible for the people of their region, helping to spread the Word and the Light of God.

We look forward as we carry on our many mission projects into 2019, and with the blessings of everyone, will continue to spread Gods love at home and aboard. Thank you once again for making 2018 a wonderful year of service.

If you are interested in joining us, we meet monthly on the second Sunday at 10:15 in Room 4 or you can contact Meg Matthews (mail@megmatthews.com) for more information.

Meg Matthews Missions Chair