At Walnut Hill UMC, we have many opportunities to connect!The months of May, these ministries are available for you to get involved:
Nurturing Community Opportunities
Ongoing - Front Desk Receptionist
Mondays 2-5 p.m.
Tuesday mornings 9 a.m. – noon
Some Thursday afternoons 12-4 p.m.
Offer hospitality and help to our office staff by answering the main phone and assisting with administrative tasks. Training provided. Contact Rev. Alexandra Robinson at [email protected] for more details.
Ongoing – Sunday morning hospitality
Sundays before worship services, share a friendly greeting at the door and offer hospitality to guests at the worship services. Contact Rita and Steve Holloway for more details at Steve and Rita Hollaway at [email protected].
Ongoing – Delivering communion to homebound
Members of our congregation who are homebound due to illness or age, receive monthly communion from those who visit. Training and materials are provided for this meaningful outreach ministry. Contact Debbie Bowen at [email protected]
Loving God Opportunities
Ongoing C.O.R.E. Groups – These small groups are designed to offer a weekly opportunity to share about your faith and find accountability and growth in Christian fellowship. Groups meet every day of the week according to life stage.
Sunday nights – 6:30-7:45 p.m - Weekly Multi-generational Group
3rd Monday of the month – 6-7:15 p.m. – Monthly Multi-generational Group
Tuesday afternoon – 1-2:!5 p.m. – Senior Adults
Tuesday nights- 7:30-8:30 p.m.– Single and couples – 20’s to mid 40’s
Wednesday nights – 8-9:15 p.m. – Baby Boomers
Need info for Sheila’s group, Gloria’s group and Jessica/ Justins’ group
Contact Gary Fox at [email protected] for more information.
October 4 – First Wednesday Book Club
10:30 a.m. – Noon – Join in this book club focused on a different book each month designed to grow in understanding of how faith and action intersect. Contact Rev. Jo Biggerstaff for more info at [email protected]
October 17 – Monthly Prayer Group
3 - 4 p.m. Gather with members of the congregation in the prayer room to learn a new form of prayer and pray for the needs of our church, neighborhood and world. Contact Martha Jacobson at [email protected] for more info.
October 18 – Monthly Prayer Group
6 - 7 p.m. - Gather with members of the congregation in the prayer room to learn a new form of prayer and pray for the needs of our church, neighborhood and world. Contact Martha Jacobson at [email protected] for more info.
Serving Neighbor Opportunities
Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts
We are still contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. We are utilizing the money donated to help individual families who are relocating to the Dallas area with finding housing, shelter, clothes and a job!
Ongoing – Ramp building Project
8 a.m. – noon - Build a ramp for those in our community who have mobility challenges. Contact Alex at [email protected] to sign up.
Ongoing - Faith In Texas – Ongoing opportunities to work toward social justice in areas of moral economy, education, solidarity with the marginalized, prison reform, and voting rights with a larger conglomerate group of churches and faiths in the Dallas area. Contact Lisa Buck at [email protected] or Charlie Buck at
Project Transformation After-School Program Needs You!
The purpose of this after-school literacy program is to provide holistic programming in Project Transformation’s four pillar areas of:
For the 2016-17school year, Walnut Hill UMC will serve as a host site for Project Transformation’s After-School Program (ASP) for elementary students.
All curriculum and activities each week are related to at least one of four learning areas. Components of the program are:
- Reading Time,
- Educational and Academic Enrichment Activities,
- Healthy Living Lessons and Physical Activities (if able),
- Bible Lessons, and
- Art Enrichment Activities.
Through 2015-2017 North Texas Annual Conference, Bishop Mike McKee presented the “One + One” program, which encourages United Methodists to be involved and to make a positive difference in the life of a child. The mission of the One + One program states:
“North Texas United Methodists will encourage children to live into the abundant life God desires for them by mentoring and tutoring in one-on-one relationships between our parishioners and children in public schools. We believe our ongoing relationships can change the lives of children and United Methodists and transform communities.” (2016)