Smoky Hill UMC believes we are called to serve God in our church, community, and in our world.
The Missions Team works as a liaison between community nonprofits, outreach agencies and our church, providing volunteer opportunities locally and beyond and providing information and opportunities for members of the congregation seeking to grow in their discipleship to the Lord.
The Missions Team is passionate about helping people in need and has vibrant ministries striving to make a difference in their lives.
Please join us as we support the following organizations:
Aurora Interfaith Community Services (AICS) is a non-profit agency whose sole aim is to express Christian concern for our community by providing substantive emergency assistance to residents of Aurora and Denver. AICS does not charge a fee for any goods or services. SHUMC collects donations of nonperishable food items. Especially requested items include canned chicken, tuna, powdered milk, peanut butter, rice, pasta, spices, granola bars, nuts, soups, stews, chili, whole grain cereal, toilet paper, and paper towels.
Colorado Feeding Kids A local non-profit which packs meal kits each month for local food banks and countries in need around the world. SHUMC members go down and help make packs.
Colorado Village Collaborative exists to bridge the gap between the streets and stable housing by creating and operating transformational housing communities in partnership with people experiencing homelessness. Smoky Hill United Methodist Church collects donations for the people accepted into Outdoor Safe Spaces.
Items that are always needed: Coffee, creamer, sugar, snacks, cereal, oatmeal, female hygiene items, plastic cups, disposable plates, bowls, personal wipes, small end tables, bike locks, power strips, bottled water, vinyl/latex gloves, winter clothes, coats.
SHUMC members donate the food and then assemble sack lunches for day laborers every Sunday morning.
UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable. We provide relief, response and long-term recovery grants when these events overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on their own. UMCOR also provides technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long-term health and development.