Mission & Outreach
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God's desire for us to help those in need wherever we find them.
We start our Thanksgiving season by collecting whole turkeys and cash donations for those in need. The Sunday before Thanksgiving, Tom brings his truck to the church parking lot where we drop off the turkeys. After the service, Tom and the team go to the local supermarket to purchase items to make a Thanksgiving feast. Every year, Sheila (part of the team) always seems to run into a customer who wants to help by giving a cash donation or add items to her food cart. Yes, Sheila has a contagious personality. The Turkey Truck and their team take their bounty to the local shelter.
Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Community Celebration
Lots of eggs to hunt, a picture with Easter Bunny, face painting, Bounce House, egg coloring and crafts, hot dogs and ice cream.
B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Pumpkin)
A day with friends and family: Magic Show, Pumpkin carving and decoration, Castle Jump house with slide, games by Boy Scouts 296, Costume parade and contest, face painting, family photo booth, and free food! We have the field, you bring the Pumpkin and together we’ll have the best time.
A shoebox filled with gifts and packed with love for children around the world starts with us. Beginning in October, we give out shoeboxes, gift ideas and labels. Shoeboxes are collected during Collection Week in November.
EVUMC Community Drop Off Location
We greet and collect from neighbors, individuals, groups, businesses and organizations who have filled a shoebox or shoeboxes. We collect, count, document, pack then deliver the cartons to the packing center where the shoeboxes start their journey to a child somewhere in the world. The collection week is always in November.
Monday through Friday at 10:30 am, Hyacinth leads us through a scripture reading where we read, ask, discuss and learn about the Bible. We then end our time together with prayers.
Name that Pillowcase
Georgia and her friend, Diane, create and design personalized pillowcases for Foster Children in Santa Clara County. Pillowcases are coordinated with fabric by girl/boy and their first name is embroidered on each pillowcase. Once the pillowcases are finished and ready to be delivered, they are dropped off at the Bill Wilson Center where Heather has new pillows that have been donated. These precious gifts will be given to the foster child for Christmas.