Methodist Children’s Home is a non-profit child care ministry affiliated with the seven United Methodist Annual Conferences of Texas and New Mexico. Founded in 1890, the Home serves more than 1,000 children daily through residential care, a Boys Ranch, foster care and a college program. Since the 1890’s Methodist churches have generously contributed their Annual Christmas Offering as one source of financially support for the orphanage.
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is the humanitarian relief and development agency of the United Methodist Church. Compelled by Christ, UMCOR responds to natural or human made disasters—those interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. UMCOR’s mission is to alleviate human suffering. We provide practical, proactive support to the most vulnerable survivors of chronic or temporary emergencies due to natural or civil causes. One of the ways UMCOR responds to the needs in our country and around the world is by supplying cleaning and health supply kits to areas hit by tornado, hurricane, flooding and earthquake. AUMC members contribute these supplies for shipment to UMCOR Sager Brown Supply Depot in Louisiana. The UMCOR Sager Brown Supply Depot in Louisiana offers volunteer opportunities for all ages to come to the center to assemble and pack the kits ready to ship to disaster areas around the world. Volunteers wishing to help in this way please contact Jane Kayler or call 940-262-0393 for more information.
The Argyle Food Bank is located within First Baptist Church Argyle and has volunteers from Argyle United Methodist Church, Church of Christ, Cross Timbers Community Church, Faith Harvest Church and First Baptist Church Argyle. Each church also contributes by hosting food drives throughout the year. AUMC conducts two food drives each year, with each drive supplying a one-month inventory of supplies (2,000 lbs.). Of course, donations of non-perishable supplies are accepted at any time of the year. Paul Lumpkins, at 940-464-7224, may be contacted with question regarding donations and assistance. Request additional information about serving with this organization.
Mission: To provide justice and healing for abused children through interagency collaboration. Our criminal and civil justice systems (designed for adults) can inadvertently add to the suffering of child abuse victims and their families through lack of coordination and cooperation among the agencies involved in this process. AUMC provides volunteer support and raises funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County.
Health Services of North Texas, Inc (HSNT), is an organization that is continuing to evolve to meet the needs of low-income, medically underserved individuals in North Texas. The acquisition of the Denton Guardianship Program and The People’s Clinic has opened HSNT’s services to wide array of underserved persons living in Denton County. Denton County currently carries a Governor’s Designation as a Medically Underserved Area. With only the HSNT Community Clinic and the Health Department, there are serious gaps in access to health care that impact the health and wellbeing of the entire community. HSNT cares for people who otherwise would have no place to go for affordable health care.
Hearts for Homes is a Christian-based outreach ministry dedicated to providing no-cost home repairs to low-income elderly homeowners in Denton County. AUMC will provide funds, supplies and volunteers.
Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen, serves a noon meal at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Denton, Monday through Saturday of each week. This broadly-based ecumenical endeavor, reaches out in Christ’s name with people from diverse churches in the community. AUMC members regularly volunteer with meal preparation and serving as well as donating food and supplies.
- Saturday Lunch Preparation, Serving, or Dishwashing, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Perfect for groups of 10-15 volunteers. Assist with preparation, serving, and dishwashing- duties may include chopping and general food preparation, as well as serving meals, drinks, and desserts.
- Join the team responsible for providing clean tableware by volunteering to work on the dishwashing line. Dishwashers must meet the following requirements:
- Be strong enough to lift commercial size pots and pans
- Have enough stamina to stand or bend for several hours
- Be able to transport up to 35 pounds
- Working in the dishwashing area might also include loading and unloading trays, silverware and cookware from the sanitizer and returning them to their proper places.
- Please be prepared to stay the entire shift.