Missions

Our Mission

The Spirit Lake United Methodist Church is to help those who are in need!

United Methodists have believed, from the beginning, that each of us is called to participate in the outreaching ministry of Jesus Christ. John Wesley described this work in simple, practical terms:

“Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can.”

Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling. By volunteering to serve, every person in the church has the opportunity to live their calling more faithfully.

Volunteers embody Christian love in action by bringing their diverse talents to mission programs, local outreach ministries, and emergency response and recovery work around the world.

To see what other United Methodists are doing nationally and around the world
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On Going Missions

Then Feed Just One

On October 13th SLUMC teamed up with Then Feed Just One.  A mobile food packing program based in LeMars, Iowa, that assists communities, schools, churches and clubs in alleviating world hunger, specifically in orphanages, and children’s homes in Honduras.

Our meal packing event for Then Feed Just One.
31,000+ meals; $5,750 raised!!!

Backpack Program

Did you know there are children going hungry every weekend in Spirit Lake?

The school has started a backpack program to send food home to children in need, and our church helps with this. When you go grocery shopping be sure to pick some food for the Backpack Program. A list of some suggested items are listed below.

  • Pudding Cups
  • Jars of Jelly
  • Pretzels
  • Pop Tarts
  • Jars of Peanut Butter
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Mini Muffins
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Easy Mac
  • Individual Juice Boxes
  • Granola Bars

*Monetary contributions are appreciated as it enables the pantry to buy food and items as they are needed.*

Discovery House Meals

The Discovery House is a rewarding opportunity to serve others in our community. We can show the gift of hospitality the first Monday of each month by sharing a meal with our friends at Discovery House. Prayerfully consider this ministry, as we use our gifts in the service for others. The signup sheet and guidelines are on the Connections Table.

Other fun mission options such as Meals on Wheels, UMCOR Blankets, The Banquet in Sioux Falls, Christmas Mitten Tree, SOUPer bowl Sunday, Annual Garage Sale, and many more!

Contact the office for more information