Serving the world

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Reaching out and serving our neighbors around the corner and around the world is a natural response to loving God.  HHUMC places a high priority on Christian service.  The church is actively involved in supporting the following ministries with our time, talent, and treasure:

Local:

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Working in conjunction with several Helotes elementary schools, each year the church provides Christmas gifts for many children in the community whose families need assistance. 

 
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The church’s scouting program is over 50 years old.  It began in the early 1960’s when Dick Miller, a founding member of the church, established Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop 401.  The church and scouting have been intimately linked ever since.

 

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Restoring mobility and independence to people with mobility disabilities around the world is the mission of PET. HHUMC is proud to have started the San Antonio PET project and continues active involvement through financial and volunteer support. 
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Through the worldwide work of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, the Lord gives us the opportunity to share the true meaning of Christmas with millions who are living in despair. Each year the church participates in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ by filling over 200 shoeboxes with a variety of simple gifts that are sent to children all over the globe. Go to samaritanpurse.org for more info.

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As one of its network of partners, the church helps the San Antonio Food Bank reach 58,000 individuals with its programs and services weekly. The church supports the Food Bank with its finances, food donations, and leftover pumpkins from its yearly pumpkin patch. Go to safoodbank.org for more info.

 

International:

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Every 60 seconds malaria claims a life in Africa. Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary effort of the people of the United Methodist Church putting faith into action to end preventable deaths. Helotes Hills UMC supports the general church effort to eradicate this disease by financially and prayerfully supporting Nothing But Nets because bed nets are an effective tool against this disease.

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Since 1944, Heifer has helped 20.7 million families, directly and indirectly, in more than 125 countries move toward greater
self-reliance through the gift of livestock and training in environmentally sound agriculture. The children of the church financially support Heifer International through a designated quarterly offering. Go to heifer.org for more info.

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Second only to the American Red Cross, UMCOR is on hand to provide relief in all disasters around the globe. The church supports UMCOR through its One Great Hour of Sharing offering yearly and through several designated giving opportunities. Go to umcor.org for more info.
         

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Becky is now serving as the South Central Jurisdiction mission interpreter for the United Methodist Church. Prior to this position, Becky served in Costa Rica at the Latin American Biblical University in San Jose. In the summer of 2013, 11 members of the church participated in the church’s first Volunteers in Mission overseas trip to help Becky in the construction of student housing at the University. The church financially supports Becky through special offerings and through our children’s designated offering.

 
       

Faith in Action Community Service Sundays

Once a year, gather for one celebrative worship experience and then divide into task groups to go out into the community working together to accomplish a variety of service projects. Serving lunch at Haven for Hope homeless shelter, baking cookies for Brooks Army Medical Center’s Wounded Warrior program, doing yard clean up at Providence Place children’s home or at one of the elementary schools, creating thank you goodie baskets for the police and fire departments, singing at the Veteran’s Hospital, are but a few examples of the many projects volunteers may select.