We, as United Methodist Volunteers in Mission of the Southwest Texas Conference, acknowledge the fact that we were created for the greater purpose of doing God's will. We believe in Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God, that he gave His life that we may live, and that we are to live our lives in a Christ-like manner. He came to serve, heal, comfort and teach about salvation. We, as extensions of His hands and feet, can do no less.
The Nurse Ministry provided blood pressure checks, and can be a resource in helping you find answers about medications, understanding lab results, explain tests that may be ordered, assist in finding health care resources available to you, and even help you to understand insurance claims.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOAN SYSTEM
We have a great "used" medical equipment loan system and have helped MANY individuals with short term and long term needs.
A Respite program is available every Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church. This FREE program began several years ago. It is open and available to those diagnosed with dementia, some brain disorders or Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease. This program offers care givers an uninterrupted four (4) hour period once a week to allow the care giver to care for themselves. It is important for the care giver to stay fit and healthy.
Community Outreach provides support for LA Care, Meals on Wheels, the Community Kitchen, school supplies and many other community programs.
LA CARE (Lakes Area Care) FOOD BANK AND HELP MINISTRY
FUMC has joined with other congregations in the C.B.I.S.D. to pool resources and provide emergency food assistance to those in need. A budgeted amount is given monthly to LA Care. Members of the congregation serve on the LA Care Board and as volunteers.
A wonderful meal program began in Burnet to offer a FREE meal every Thursday evening in the Fellowship Hall at the Church of Christ at Vanderveer and Highway 29. This program was started by Joann and Ben Thomas from the Episcopal Church as an outreach mission for any one that needs or wants a good free meal once a week. The program has been embraced by the Ministerial Alliance of Churches. Volunteers are needed to help with the cooking, serving and to assist with clean up. Members of the First United Methodist Church provide desserts every week. Come share a meal and fellowship between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM every Thursday. Families are welcome.