Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

The people of John Wesley United Methodist Church are very active both in our community and beyond. We have sent international mission teams to Belize, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and our current focus countries, Kenya and Costa Rica. Nationally, our youth mission teams have served all around Texas with UM Army and the Texas Ramp Project. We participate in outreach projects in the greater Houston area and in numerous special mission events.

Our Missions Committee consists of a team leader and 21 team members. The Missions Committee meets monthly to review current and past projects and to plan for upcoming mission opportunities.

GLOBAL MISSION PROJECTS

Current International Mission Projects 

COSTA RICA
We help support Methodist Missionary Ray Zirkel in his mission in Costa Rica which includes a seminary to train pastors, a Methodist children’s home and the building and empowerment of local churches. We take teams periodically to assist in the various projects throughout the country organized by the Methodist Church.

KENYA
JWUMC partners with the United Methodist Church and Rev. Joe Kamau in Gilgil, Kenya, helping support him and his pastors as well as sponsoring students at the Trinity Boys and Girls Boarding Schools. We continue to provide assistance in micro-financing in local communities, the building of clinics, and a women’s shelter and empowerment center.  We have also helped them in times of floods, locust invasions, drought and the drilling of a water well.

LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

Current Local Mission Projects

COMMUNITY FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS
John Wesley UMC, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank and Bridging for Tomorrow, hosts a monthly Community Food Distribution in our parking lot. The distribution is free and open to anyone in need of food in the community.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
We participate in quarterly build days for people who qualify and participate in the building of their own homes.

NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (NAM)
We collect food for the food pantry, items for their Battered Women’s Shelter, and operating funds to help with their many outreach programs. Many serve in the Meals-on-Wheels outreach through NAM.  

YEAGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
We are called on by Yeager Elementary throughout the school year for special needs such as being Bus Buddies at the beginning of each school year, providing a meal for the teachers and staff, and providing assistance for underserved children and families.

MISSIONS IN ACTION DAYS
A quarterly opportunity for Sunday worshipers to participate in hands-on missions.

HOPE CENTER HOUSTON
This day shelter for the homeless serves the FM 1960/I-45 area. Volunteers help with breakfast and lunch, showers, laundry service, haircuts, computer services, and listening.

TEAM (TOMBALL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES)
We provide items for their food pantry.

HOPE DISASTER RECOVERY
We partner with this coalition of churches for coordinated response during disasters such as hurricanes and floods.

COMMUNITY FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS

John Wesley UMC, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank and Bridging for Tomorrow, hosts a monthly Community Food Distribution in our parking lot. The distribution is free and open to anyone in need of food in the community.

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK

There is much to do, and we need volunteers to pull it off! There is something for everyone, from set up, to traffic control, to loading food into vehicles, and tearing it all down when it is over. Serving at a food distribution is a great way to activate your faith!

If you know someone who would be blessed by this experience as a volunteer OR a food recipient, please invite them to come! (We encourage school and church youth groups to participate as well, but teens under 16 will need an adult chaperone.) If you would like to serve alongside us again or for the first time, click on a date below to register for your time slot. You'll be glad you did!

AUGUST 20
SEPTEMBER 24
OCTOBER 22