Opportunities to Serve

Opportunities to Serve

Hands-On Opportunities:

 

Area Destroyed by WildfireMission Trip to Assist in Camp Fire Recovery, June 26 to July 1, 2022
The Camp Fire, November, 2018 was the most destructive wildfire in California history.

We will be working in Paradise teamed with Hope Crisis Response Network (HCRN).

Backpack Drive

BACKPACK DRIVE

Help middle school/high school kids start the school year off right by donating a new backpack!  Drop off new backpacks (no solid red or blue) in the bins located in the church narthex and/or courtyard on June 26, July 3 & 10 from 9-11:30AM Pacific time. 
Each donation will provide a new backpack that will be filled with school supplies for an at-risk student.  (No need to buy supplies for the backpacks.) 
Your donation will benefit Monument Crisis Center, a family resource center in Concord that provides food, and education to individuals, families, and children in need.  Thank you for your support!

Monument Crisis Center

JULY COMMUNION OFFERING
Your July Communion Offering will go to Monument Crisis Center(MCC) which is a community-based non-profit family resource center for Contra Costa County.  They distribute food, foster adult education, after school tutoring, health screening, computer classes, and more. For more information about MCC and how you can help, click here.

Ukrainian Flag

HELP UKRAINIANS
United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:

  • Online here.
  • By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church.

100% of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

Previous Missions:

Habitat for Humanity collageHABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Join San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church for a day of volunteering at Esperanza Place with Habitat for Humanity!  All are welcome and there will be many opportunities to help with things that don’t involve lifting heavy objects.

June Communion Offering: Help Tongans.JUNE COMMUNION OFFERING: TONGAN DISASTER RELIEF

Our church’s June communion offering will support Tongan disaster relief following a recent underwater eruption.

Easter Communion Offering Info

 

 

EASTER OFFERING

Your Easter offering will go towards United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR’s) humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. 

UMVIM LogoHope UMC Mission Project

Hope UMC has been serving Sacramento for nearly 100 years. With a modest sized congregation it needs some help with maintenance. The proposed work is to remodel several Sunday School rooms – painting and new flooring, plus a few other things.  All tools and supplies will be provided. All you need to do is show up ready to paint. 

Winter Nights logoWINTER NIGHTS

We will be hosting Winter Nights, a shelter for homeless from March 28 – April 11. We need a lot of volunteers to make this a success.  All volunteers must be vaccinated, boosted, and wear masks when they are around others. Monetary donations are welcomed.

UMVIM LogoEarly Response Team Virtual Training

Early Response Teams (ERTs) provide assistance after the “first
responders” and before recovery and rebuilding. ERTs are assigned various tasks; usually relating to safety, mitigation of further property damage and cleanup tasks. ERTs also serve in Local Assistance Centers providing comfort and items such as wildfire buckets to survivors.

Blood Drive February 2022

BLOOD DRIVE 2022

The February Red Cross Blood Drive was a HUGE success! Thank you to all our awesome volunteers, donors, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for hosting!

 

NOMAD MISSION

NOMADS (Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service) are individuals and couples with Recreational Vehicles (RVs) who travel to places that need volunteer repairs and construction.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT CATALOG Give two gifts in one this Christmas with our Alternative Gift Catalog!

This catalog offers 10 ministries that are making a difference locally and globally.  Simply fill out the form in the catalog, total your donation, and write one check payable to San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church.  Mail your form and your check or drop them off at the church office.  SRVUMC will send your donations to the ministries of your choice.

RISE AGAINST HUNGER began in 1998 by Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist minister, as Stop Hunger Now! and is based in Raleigh, NC. Since its original initiatives in distributing nutritious meals to the starving, this organization has broadened its efforts to improve food security for people worldwide. Rise Against Hunger trains farmers and families in agricultural methods and business skills. Many of these small scale, local farmers provide the vegetables that are dehydrated for the Rise Against Hunger meals. Most people who suffer from hunger, results from regional conflict and climate change. Rise Against Hunger takes the view that ending world hunger can be achieved by 2030. This organization and its volunteers have provided over 537 million meals in 78 countries around the world. At San Ramon Valley UMC, we have sponsored meal-packing events, a outreach opportunity great for entire families to do together. Your donations help fund these events. At $0.34 per meal, dehydrated rice or soy meal, dehydrated vegetables, and spices along with 23 essential vitamins and minerals are packed in individual serving packets. As our volunteers know, a group of fifty volunteers can pack 15,000 meals in about two hours! 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PLAYHOUSE BUILD PROJECT is an aspect of Habitat for Humanity that invites groups to build and donate playhouses to charities or individual families. The money raised goes towards the building of homes by Habitat For Humanity. To sponsor a playhouse, a group raises $2000 per playhouse, and then builds the playhouse themselves. The playhouses to be constructed are prefabricated, meaning most of the measuring and cutting has already been done. SRVUMC’s effort will focus on painting the playhouse and final assembly. Creative and artistic volunteers love this project! The theme of the playhouse is selected by the child or children who will be receiving the playhouse. Once a playhouse is designed, decorated, and assembled, it’s donated to the local children who requested the house’s theme. That moment—seeing children run in and out of their new, custom-designed playhouse—is the most memorable part of volunteering with the Playhouse program. 

MEALS WITH GRACE is our own home-grown program created to deliver meals to people both inside and outside of the church to make their COVID-19 crisis just a little bit better. 

Our Meals with Grace has morphed into  Putnam Clubhouse Meal Deliveries. We are only delivering meals to Putnam Clubhouse at this time.