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. In order for our pantry to be successful, we must have plenty of food stocked and ready to share with others! Any non-perishable food is needed. Suggested ideas are: canned soup, canned fruit, spaghetti and sauce, peanut butter/jelly, canned spaghetti-o’s/ravioli, saltine crackers (check expiration date), canned tuna, and trial-sized toiletries. Click here for more information.
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 is taking on a new mission endeavor sending a team of 15 to work 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 will be traveling to Browning, Montana, June 11-18. Our main work will be doing some plumbing repair at the Browning United Methodist Church during the day and doing Vacation Bible School for children in the community each evening. You can help us provide for these ministries! During the month of May pick up a feather from the mission area in the Fellowship Hall. Each of these feathers will have an item, along with the cost of that item, that our team will need for our trip. Things will range from VBS supplies to plumbing supplies to airline baggage fees to a VBS dinner. Please consider being a part of our Blackfeet Mission Team in this way by financially supporting our mission and ministry!
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.