Helping Others

Change the World

On Change the World weekend (May 18 & 19, 2013), one of the ministries in which VUMC participated was “Stop Hunger Now.”

The youth room was a hub of activity as a large group of people of all ages (wearing bright red hairnets,) came together to assemble 10,000 meals in around two hours. Efficient assembly lines were formed to put together family size portions of rice, soy, dried vegetables, and packages of vitamin seasoning.  They were each weighed, packed in boxes, and made ready to be sent to parts of the world where food is most needed. The sound of the gong marks another 1000 meals prepared.

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Helping Others

helping locally“Do all the good you can; By all the means you can; In all the ways you can; In all the places you can; At all the times you can; To all the people you can; As long as ever you can.” 
~ John Wesley

VUMC has a heart for mission and ministry which is expressed by our active support of numerous global, national and local projects. Unpaid servants are welcomed for all of our outreach opportunities.

Click on the links below for more information or please call the church office (661.255.1301).

Helping locally

F.I.S.H.
(Feeding Individuals and Sharing Hope)
Our F.I.S.H. program reaches out to the community by providing meals to local residents once a week.

Food Pantry
Communion Sunday Food Drive

Food is collected on the first Sunday of the month and delivered to the Santa Clarita Food Pantry and Help the Children.

Meals Ministry
Provide meals for individuals and families during times of illness, surgery, or after the birth of a baby.

Family Promise
Newly homeless families are assisted in regaining their housing, their independence, and their dignity through a community-wide interfaith program.

Hill’s Angels
Helps incarcerated youth who are searching for redemption, direction, and meaning in their lives.

Fingers of God
Share God’s love with the residents of Summerhill Villa’s Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Unit for men and women.

Senior Ministry
Provide companionship and support for the seniors in our congregation.

Prayer Shawl
Gather together for prayer and to knit and crochet shawls to be given to people on the church prayer chain.

Congregational Care Team
Prayer and support are the cornerstones of this visitation ministry for individuals experiencing a life transition of grief, illness, newly married or welcoming a new baby.

Helping Globally

Project Chacocente
Organizes mission trips and collects funds to help families in Nicaragua move from living in the city dump of Managua to independent living in Masaya.

UMCOR

Once a year opportunities

Change the World Weekend

Santa Clarita Winter Shelter