Mission work at Edmond FUMC is designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short- or long-term assignments.
The Adopt-A-Street mission is charged with roadside cleanup of Sooner Road, between Danforth and Coffee Creek in Edmond. Along these twomiles, volunteers from Edmond FUMC pick up debris and littler three times a year. A minimum of 20 adults and responsible high school students are needed for each trash pickup date. Safety vests, bags and water is provided. Volunteers need to bring their own work gloves and hats, and wear sturdy shoes.
Boulevard Buddies is a support group that fulfills many needs at the Boulevard Academy, including staff appreciation meals, rewarding students for good attendance and semester completion, clothing and food pantry, as well as special needs that arise within students' lives.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored Church World Service and organized by local congregations, raising funds and awareness to combat hunger at home and around the world. 25% of the money raised at our church's CROP Walk stays in Edmond to support the following charities: Hope Center, Breakfast on Blvd., Mobile Meals and Samaritan House. Edmond FUMC has been involved with CROP Walk for more than 30 years.
Disaster Response Ministry
Edmond FUMC Disaster Response Ministry responds to the needs after a natural or civil disaster by extending loving care to those affected.
Fruit for Backpacks
The Regional Food Bank Backpack program sends home a backpack of non-perishable meal items from school with the children involved each Friday for the weekend's meals. Edmond FUMC members, hosted by Church & Society, contribute to this program at Sunset Elementary by supplying 1-2 pieces of fruit per backpack to the school counselor every Friday to place in these backpacks.
Project 66 Food Pantry
Project 66 is a non-profit, faith-based ministry providing food to families in need in Edmond, Arcadia and the surrounding communities. It is an affiliate of the Regional Food Bank. Edmond FUMC volunteers assist Project 66 to provide families with basic food to last for two weeks. The organization is entirely dependent on donations and volunteerism is essential, as the pantry has one part-time employee, funded by a grant from the City of Edmond.
Skyline Urban Ministry is a United Methodist ministry that reaches out in wonderful ways to impact the poor in the metro area. Food, clothing, counseling, worship, eye glasses, after school Jetsprograms, and more make up the Skyline outreach. Homeless are also cared for and treated with kindness and dignity.
Edmond FUMC is great about gathering needed items throughout the year for various drives, along with providing volunteers, meals and a variety of other needs by Skyline. Join us as we make a Christ difference in our partnership with Skyline Urban Ministries.
Sunset Elementary Tutors
Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Join Edmond FUMC’s tutoring team! Our church is proud to be serving as tutors for Sunset Elementary School, a community school only a mile from our church. Over 25 teachers have already been trained to help students who have difficulty in reading. You can help a student acquire academic skills and the ability to achieve more in the classroom.
Training and materials are provided
Tutoring is during the school day
Thirty minute sessions are conducted once a week
One student, one tutor insures a good relationship and lessons geared to the student
As a tutor, you will experience the wonderful feeling of helping to teach a child to read. This is a remarkable and rewarding experience. A student is waiting for your help!
Volunteers in Mission Trips (VIM)
Edmond FUMC coordinates a large mission project once a year during the Fall for the congregation and community to participate in, alternating between work within and outside of the US.
In 2016, FUMC brought a group of 20 individuals on mission to Lydia Patterson Institute from October 20-24.
Whiz Kids is a tutoring and mentoring ministry for innercity children, 2nd through 6th graders. Edmond FUMC volunteers tutor students from Edwards Elementary School in reading, while also participating in snack time and a faith-based club time. Whiz Kids meets on Thursdays during the school year from 3-5 pm at Tabitha Baptist Church.