Our Missions

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.

Click here to see what other United Methodists are doing nationally and around the world

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Mission Opportunities:


Second Sunday of Every Month Backpack Program Donations

(Donations will be accepted any time, but we hope to have our church’s donation ready for delivery the second week of every month)

The school has 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 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.

Please contact Jennifer Tritle-Oitzman or the church office (712-336-3115) for more information.

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