Missions & Outreach

Mission Teams at the Fountains

The Fountains Mission teams have serviced in several areas in the United States, Mexico and Liberia. We believe in helping our neighbors far and near and support projects that help people to become self sufficient. We also learn new cultures, new foods and other ways of relating to people to form friendships across the miles.

Our most active mission programs focus on Fountain Hills’ Extended Hands Food Bank, United Methodist Outreach Ministries (UMOM), Justa Center, and the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR).

Some of the ways we serve:

The Fountains has an ongoing ministry to collect food and support Extended Hands Food Bank, which is located in and serves families in Fountain Hills.

We help provide meals and personal care kits to the Watkins Emergency Overflow Shelter for homeless families through UMOM (United Methodist Outreach Ministries).

At Justa Center is close to the hearts of many of our Veterans because a large percentage of homelss seniors, helped at Justa Center, are Veterans. One of our members provides hair cuts, monthly.  Others are working to secure transitional housing opportunities and our involvement keeps growing.

UMCOR is an outreach ministry that supports communities here and abroad in crisis situations: hurricanes, tsunamis, flooding, earthquakes, etc.  The Fountains is active in collecting and assembling materials needed for emergency kits including flood buckets and birthing kits (for undeveloped countries).

Farther from home mission teams have travelled to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to support sister church, Shaw Temple, and the parish they serve.  Our Youth, recently, travelled with Sierra Service Project to inner city Los Angeles to repair homes for some of the residents.

 

WATCH HERE FOR THE FOUNTAINS UMC RESPONSE TO COVID-19Information changes frequently, so be sure to check back often

The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All in-person meetings and group gatherings on campus are supended through the end of April.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
Sunday Morning Celebrations

Sunday morning Celebrations will be held at 9:30 online only, via Livestream, You Tube and Facebook. Follow one of these links to tune in on Sunday mornings: