At Woodland UMC we are passionate about serving the larger community, both local and worldwide.
Our church is home to several community outreach programs.
Alcoholics Anonymous (Women's Meeting)
Every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Lamp Room
Amnesty International (http://www.amnesty.org)
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Their vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. They are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.
Fourth and Hope Meals
Twice a month, a team of folks led by Roz Stone cooks a meal for the people who are staying at the shelter at Fourth and Hope.
Joe's Fellowship Dinner
On the last Thursday of each month, a crew of volunteers prepares and serves meals to anyone who comes to the church hungry. This meal has always been about more than just the food. In 2010 when Joe and Marie Maestas started this ministry at Woodland UMC, it was about helping those who could use a helping hand at the end of the month, as well as those who did not have the means to afford a meal.
Volunteers and donations are always welcome, but neither is necessary if you just want to come for some good food and fellowship.
For more information, visit the Joe's Fellowship Dinner Facebook page.
Personal Care Pantry
On the first Thursday of every month, small personal care items are distributed at NO COST on an as-needed basis. These items include things such as bathroom tissue, laundry soap, and other items that are not covered by food stamps but remain an important part of a family’s budget. For more information, please visit the Personal Care Pantry Facebook page.
Wintertime Warmth Project
Begun in 2011 by 12-year-old Sarah Gatie as a service project, the Wintertime Warmth Project has become a WUMC tradition.
During each holiday season beginning in November and continuing through the end of the year, the church collects hats, scarves, gloves, socks, coats, and blankets to distribute to Fourth and Hope to those who need it most: those who are out in the cold.