Missions - Woodland UMC is focused on deploying you in missions to share God's love, hope, and Healing
Back to School Blast
Woodland's Back to School Blast is held every July. This wonderful event has health screenings, games, snacks, school supplies, fun, giveaways, and more! A nursery is provided for the children of our wonderful volunteers. There are A LOT of opportunities for you to help share the love of God with over 500 children!
Community Food Pantry
Woodland has its very own food pantry open the 3rd Saturday of each month. In order for our pantry to be successful, we must have plenty of food and other items stocked and ready to share with others! Items in high demand for the food pantry include the following: soap, shampoo, deodorant, personal hygiene products, diapers (baby and adult), cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper, and non-perishable food items. Click here for more information. You may click here to make a donation. Use the drop down by the amount to choose Food Pantry.
Great Day of Service
In March, churches from throughout the River Region (Montgomery, Elmore, Chilton and Autauga Counties) come together for a focused day of service to the community. It is an opportunity to move outside of the traditional church building and into the community around us in order to be the hands and feet of Christ along side our communities. Churches and individuals are invited to take part in this day.
Every summer, a team comprised of Woodland and community members participates in foreign mission work in Costa Rica. Since 2008, our team has been working with the local Methodist church in Alajuela, Costa Rica, with construction and renovations for their Sunday School area. The team learns the culture of the citizens and has enjoyed bringing Vacation Bible School to the local children.
This summer our church sent a team to work for two weeks with the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. Native Americans on reservations are somewhat of a forgotten population in the US. Many live in extreme poverty in government housing that has not been adequately maintained for years. Alcoholism, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, and high school drop-out rates are prevalent at rates much higher than the national average in other ethnic groups. Our team traveled to Browning, Montana, in July. Our main work was installing carpet at the Browning United Methodist Church during the day and doing Kids Club for children in the community each evening. If you are led to be a part of this mission, please consider joining us next June!
Woodland's Youth participate is several mission projects throughout the year. While most of their projects are local, they are no strangers to traveling to help others.