FUMC of Arlington

Upcoming Outreach & Mission Trips

Upcoming Outreach & Mission Trips

*Please contact Michelle Clark, Caring & Serving Ministries, for more information on for any of the below events.

Mission Trip Interest Meeting

Sunday, February 23
10:30 am | Conference Room 

We're having an informational meeting for anyone interested in an upcoming adult mission trip to the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, Louisiana. This is a short meeting to discuss possible dates, transportation, costs, and other important information.

The UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) Sager Brown Depot is the hub of UMCOR’s relief-supply operations. Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers prepare about $5 million in supplies for shipment from the Baldwin, Louisiana facility. UMCOR Sager Brown reaches out to its local neighbors through food distribution and housing rehabilitation projects, engaging volunteers in these projects that help families and the elderly. They also assist with building of ramps for the elderly and disabled, work at Chez Hope, the local domestic violence shelter, in their thrift shop and volunteer at Matthew 25 International which conducts outreach work in countries such as Haiti, Peru and India.

Emergency Response Training

One of the primary ways the Central Texas Conference responds to disasters is via our Early Response Teams (ERT). The Central Texas Conference ERTs respond to disasters within the conference, as well as to help other areas facing disasters. The mission of an Early Response Team is to provide a caring presence in the aftermath of a disaster, under very specific guidelines that enables a team to be productive and caring while causing no further harm or being a burden to the affected community.

If you are called to serve as a member of the CtC ERt, you must register and participate in one of the trainings taught throughout the year. These trainings are taught by "authorized" UMCOR trainers, and team members are given authorized ERT ID badges from UMCOR as evidence of completing the training. The topics covered in the class include the who, what, when, where and how of doing disaster response ministry, as expected to accomplish in the face of a disaster. All volunteers must have completed the ERT training, in addition to Ministry Safe.

If interested in completing the requirements to be an ERT member, please contact Michelle Clark for more information.