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
May 13 – NAMI Walk
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco - Walnut Hill UMC raises money and walks as a team to benefit the National Association for Mental Illness in order to promote awareness and research for various forms of mental illness. Contact JoAnn Leavitt at [email protected]
to sign up.
May 20 – Community Garage Sale
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Offer hospitality to those participating or rent a space to sell your own items. Proceeds of rentals go to the youth mission trip. Contact Gary Fox at [email protected]
May 20 – Age Well Workshop
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Attend this free seminar for helpful information regarding issues of aging, focusing on navigating Medicare and Medicaid. A perfect opportunity for those who are caregiving or aging themselves. Contact Martha Jacobson at [email protected]
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.
Ongoing Bible Study and Methodism Classes
Sunday mornings 9:45 – 10:40 am.
Rev. Alexandra Robinson teaches an ongoing Bible study and classes on United Methodism. During the month of May we will be studying the letters of Paul. Contact Rev. Alexandra Robinson at [email protected] for more details.
May 2 – General United Methodist Women program on Human Trafficking
10:30 a.m. – Noon – Matt Osborne, Senior Vice President for Rescue and Rehabilitation will talk about the modern form of slavery of human trafficking and how we as a faith community can offer hope and healing to those who have been damaged by it.
May 3 – 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]
May 5 and 6 – Bird Walk
8 – 11 a.m.- Enjoy God’s beautiful creation with this guided tour of bird watching by a world traveled bird watcher Tal Roberts! Contact Fran Collins to register at [email protected]
May 9 – 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.
May 10 – 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
May 4 – Cigarroa Teacher Appreciation Lunch
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cook or purchase part of a meal for teacher’s appreciation lunch or offer hospitality for teachers at our partner elementary school. Contact Rick Hill at [email protected] to sign up for your part of the menu!
May 5 – Thomas Jefferson High School Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Cook part of a meal for teacher’s appreciation lunch. Contact Rick at [email protected] to sign up for your part of the menu!.
May 6 – Ramp building Project
8 a.m. – noon - Build a ramp for those in our community who have mobility challenges. Contact Rick at [email protected] to sign up.
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]
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)