Outreach and Missions 

Green Mountain UMC's Outreach Committee facilitates community outreach for the congregation.

Learn more about the variety of ways to become involved below. 

Outreach at GMUMC

GMUMC supports a large variety of charitable groups through their time, talents and donations. The Action Center in Lakewood is one of our primary organizations we work with to impact our community in a number of ways....by organizing food drives, supporting backpack and school supply drives, and the Holiday Gift Shop.  Our members provide dinners for The Ronald McDonald House several times a year.  Each December, the Outreach Committee hosts a sale of products from the Women’s Bean Project with all sales going back directly to the Women’s Bean Project.  We support Family Promise of Greater Denver by attending their annual fundraiser and by providing meals for the participants.  Each year, GMUMC holds a cereal drive for Project Angel Heart, and we work with Bonfils Blood Center to host blood drives at the church.  Clothing and donations are regularly collected for The Gathering Place, which serves women, transgender individuals, and their children who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. GMUMC is part of the West Metro Interfaith Coalition supporting Habitat for Humanity, building homes and hosting fundraising efforts at our annual Pumpkin Patch.  Several fundraisers are supported through GMUMC’s participation in walk/run events such as Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, MS 100, Race for the Cure, and Second Wind Walk.

Our building serves as a meeting place for a number of community groups and organizations, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra, Lakewood Symphony, Weight Watchers, Girl Scouts, Green Mountain Civic Association, and several homeowners associations.

 

 

How can you get involved?

·       Join the Outreach Committee

·       Help build a house with Habitat for Humanity

·       Prepare and deliver meals for Family Promise of Greater Denver

·       Be a volunteer worker at The Action Center

·       Donate blood

·       Be part of the team preparing the Ronald McDonald House meal

·       Participate in walks for charity

·       Help package and mail items for mission projects

GMUMC Volunteers in Mission

Volunteers in Mission (VIM) at Green Mountain United Methodist Church is a group of dedicated people who, when a need arises, are ready to answer God’s call to help wherever it may be. VIM participates in short-term mission service locally, nationally and internationally, and consists of lay and clergy, young and old. Most VIM trips are coordinated with the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief and development arm of the UMC.                 

VIM has done an array of work to assist with disaster relief; including work as complex as mucking out homes, demolition work and drywall installation to more simple tasks such as painting, yard clean up and assembling disaster kits. Past trips have included working on disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires in places such as New Orleans LA, Staten Island NY, Hope City CA, and Greenville KS, and assisting on a more local scale with Habitat For Humanity and Beaver Creek Youth Camp in South Fork CO. VIM has also assembled disaster kits at the UMCOR depot in Salt Lake City, UT.

Green Mountain UMC and the Mountain Sky Conference (?) are part of the Western Jurisdiction. More information about the jurisdiction’s VIM and opportunities to serve can be found at https://umvimwj.com.

Stephen Ministry

"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ". (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.  The motto of Stephen Ministry is “Christ Caring for People through People.”  The Stephen Minister’s role is to bring God’s love into the lives of people who are going through a difficult time or experiencing a crisis. If you know of someone who could benefit from a Stephen Minister or if you know someone who would like to be a Stephen Minister, please contact the church office.  For more information click here to be directed to the Stephen Ministries website.