Our Mission and Justice Ministry is committed to responding to Jesus' call to love and serve others. We recognize that being missional is our response to Jesus' call to follow Him and to love our neighbors. We strive to act on Matthew 25, to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and to visit the sick and imprisoned. Our justice work is a result of our hearts being broken when witnessing the suffering of our neighbors. We work to serve our community and bring about social justice through acts of compassion, advocacy, and education.
MISSIONS & JUSTICE
Rev. Carrie West, Pastor of Discipleship:
(719) 471-8522 x104
Our food collection for all of 2023 is Westside CARES. Westside CARES is a volunteer-driven interfaith organization that each year provides care to over 22,000 neighbors. When considering donations, please provide only unopened/unexpired packages of non-perishable FOOD items. Please do not leave any other types of donations.
Please drop off ONLY unopened and unexpired canned and boxed food donations (other items can not be accepted) at the church in the missions donation boxes found by the doors. Thank you so much for your support!
RIDES FOR RUBBISH
Dave and Lorna Lohmann
Once a month, a small group of volunteers walks with clients of the Marian House to pick up trash in downtown parks. The clients earn bus passes to help them for the next month, we get a bit of exercise while helping clean up downtown, and maybe provide a bit of comfort to someone. The clients are very appreciative and often speak of how important it is to them to earn their bus passes. Consider signing up to help this ministry; it is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Please come walk with us.
With a mission to “mobilize the community by advocating for and empowering families with children to achieve housing stability”, Family Promise of Colorado Springs is a network of congregations who help provide shelter and support for families with children who are experiencing homelessness. FUMC will host up to four families at FUMC’s downtown campus for three weeks in 2023, starting May 28.
It takes a lot of volunteers each host week to pull this off, so please consider getting involved!
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development.
FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Nutrition allows children to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential.