Current and Ongoing Mission Opportunities
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that serve in mission to the community
Rise Against Hunger
Foothills is teaming up with the students of Monte Vista High School and the international organization Rise Against Hunger for the third time, to take part in the effort to end world hunger by 2030. The Monte Vista students have been eager to do this with us again and our goal this time around is to package 25,000 meals. The costs for that are $8,519. RAH has created a fundraising page for us and our campaign is now open. August 11 will be the official fundraiser kick off with presentations in worship. Please take part in this worthy endeavor.
The endeavor will take place at Monte Vista High School on September 30. To volunteer, or take part, contact Lisa Stewart.
Habitat for Humanity United Methodist Coalition Build
Join United Methodists from around San Diego on Saturday, September 14th, in supporting Habitat for Humanity and the second "United Methodist Coalition Habitat Build." The Coalition will be working on a house supported and built entirely by faith organizations. Bring your work gloves, water bottle, and lunch, and spend the day in work and fellowship. Register online here. Pre-registration is preferred, but everyone is invited. The build begins at 7:45 am at 814 Grossmont Ave. El Cajon, and should end around 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Melissa Spence.
Kairos Prison Ministries
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, as well as to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen. Kairos missionaries use homemade cookies to draw the candidates into the program. These are something they would otherwise never be able to enjoy. The cookies may be the draw, but many prisoners find the experience fulfilling beyond just a satisfaction of their sweet tooth. Click here to read more about the mission of Kairos and the many ways you can help the missionaries who go into the prison.
The Interfaith Shelter is a rotating shelter for homeless people who are actively working towards bettering their lives and finding a job. Foothills hosts the shelter for two weeks each year, usually in February. Many volunteers are needed to make this incredible program a success. Email our missions coordinator, Carolyn Wetzel, if you are interested in helping as an overnight host, providing meals, transportation, laundry services or hygiene packets for the next shelter.
Common Ground Collaborative
Common Ground Collaborative is an interdenominational outreach effort of three churches - Santa Sophia Catholic Church, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and Foothills United Methodist Church. The Collaborative has adopted five underprivileged elementary schools in the Spring Valley area and serves a broad spectrum of needs including providing volunteers in the classroom, emergency family needs of food or clothing, and facilitating each student with a personal home library.
Volunteering in the classroom is a great gift contribution to a child's life, providing both support in their education, but also a compassionate adult role model. There is much more we do, and much more we hope to do in the future. For Foothills specific information, contact chairperson John Parsons at (619)-469-7169.
Missions On Call List
The Missions Committee is collecting the names of people who want to be “on call” to help when a need arises in our community. This might be something as little as driving our Interfaith Shelter guests to the Transit Center (20 minute commitment) or as big as cleaning out the storeroom at the Good Neighbor Center (several hour project). When we are alerted of a need, we can put the communication system in motion and contact you. If you can help at that time, great! If not, you can surround the need in your prayers. Please contact Susan Naslund if you want to move beyond the church walls in mission to our community.