Missions and Outreach

Outreach to our local and global communities is at the heart of what we do and who we are at SUMC. Whether through ongoing projects supported by weekly efforts or through once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to step out of our comfort zones and be the hands and feet of Christ, we think outreach is a vital sign of following Jesus.


There are so many ways you can take a risk with us and see your own life transformed through caring for the least of these in our village and our world. Scroll down to see how you can make a difference today. If you have questions about how to help, contact our Outreach Director, Rolly Correa at rcorrea@saladoumc.org.

Wild Game Dinner

POSTPONED - DATE TBD

Free Event / Donations Appreciated

Wild Game Sample Dishes:

Venison, Bison, Aoudad, Wild Hog, Elk, Quail, Dove, Pheasant, Fish, Armadillo, Squirrel, & Rattlesnake! 


Enjoy Live and Silent Auctions, Live Music, and a Kids Zone! 


All donations to go to Salado UMC's Missions & Outreach in support of the following organizations:


Local Organizations

Salado Family Relief

Hope Pregnancy (Killeen) 

Grateful Samaritans (Salado) 

Body of Christ Clinic (Belton) 

Communities in Schools

Jail Ministry (Belton) 

Family Promise of East Bell County

Project Backpack (Salado) 

SUMC Youth Missions

Families in Crisis-Homeless Facility

(Killeen) 

Sirena Fest (Salado) 

Walk in Your Shoes (Salado) 

Heart N Hands (Salado) 

I-H 35 Thanksgiving Meal Program

Salado Fire Department

Salado Fire Victims

SUMC Wheel Chair Program

Aware Central Texas (Belton) 

Family assistance (Lodging, Meals, Electricity, Rent, Medical, and Fuel)


Regional Organizations

Glen Lake Camp (Glen Rose) 

United Methodist Children’s Home

(Waco) 

UMCOR Disaster Relief

Central Texas Conference Church

Growth

Go Now Missions (Bryan) 


International Organizations

Belize

Marla’s House of Hope

Sittee River & Saltgrass Schools

Methodist Church in the Caribbean

Medical and Dental and Vision Mission

Kenya

Kenya Orphans (Meru, Kenya) 

Street Kids - Meru, Kenya

Methodist Church, Kaaga Synod

Gitugu Primary School

Ongoing Projects

Family Promise

Read the latest on how COVID-19 effects SUMC for Family Promise Outreach. Contact Rolly Correa to volunteer to help with meals delivery.


Texas Ramp Project

Each Wednesday evening at 5 pm, several of us meet to help construct wheelchair ramps to be installed at the homes of those in need throughout our state.


Food Pantry

Donations of dry and canned foods can be made in the atrium as you walk into the Worship Center. From 1-3 pm on the third Wednesday of each month, we help stock the pantry as well.


Coats for Kids

Help us see that children in our community who need warm coats have access to them by donating to this vital project. Although coats are purchased during the fall, donations may be made at any time.

Mission Trips

Kenya, Africa

Each summer, we take a team of people to Kenya in support of our ongoing efforts to improve educational and medical assistance in the area. As a missionary, you will be focusing on the AIDS Orphans program, new school adoption, and building a new church for the United Methodist Kaaga Synod in Meru, Kenya.  For more information, or to sign-up to go with the next trip, email Rolly Correa or Andrea Heater, or call (254) 947-5482.


Sager Brown

Each fall, we take a team of people to Baldwin, Louisiana to help process and pack some of the incredible numbers of supplies distributed by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to areas hit by disaster. For more information, contact Andrea Heater or Rolly Correa, or call (254) 947-5482.


Belize

Each spring and fall, we take a team of people to Belize in support of our ongoing efforts to improve educational and medical assistance in the area. For more information, contact Rolly Correa, or call (254) 947-5482.


A message from Rolly Correa, the Mission and Outreach Director from SUMC.

 

My objective is to inform you of where we are regarding our upcoming missions this year.  For all of you that have come with us in the past and those of you who were planning to go with us in the future, I must inform you that we must cancel the trips that are currently planned to Belize. 

 

Currently Belize has no confirmed cases of COVID-19.  There are rising cases in all the surrounding countries in Central America and Belize has closed all but one land-based port of entry.

 

Grateful Samaritans plays a big role with SUMC members. They have been tasked to assist the Belize Ministry of Health using SAM mobile medical unit.  They are going to use SAM and have it stationed at the Western Regional Hospital in the Capital of Belmopan.  The clinic will be used to triage and treat COVID-19 patients outside the hospital to prevent the hospital and ER from being overrun and contaminated.  This deployment will continue until the Belize Ministry of Health no longer needs the clinic.

 

Camalote Camp where we house our missionaries has been closed to all teams until further notice.

 

For all the reasons above we have determined that it is no longer feasible to travel internationally, and we will be suspending all travel to Central America till the pandemic event has passed.

 

I do ask that you keep the people of this beautiful country in your prayers as they try to navigate their next moves.

At this point we are still planning on our fall and winter trips and we will keep you abreast of those missions.

We have yet to determine the status of our Africa Mission that usually takes place in October. 

We will continue to monitor this situation and bring you updates as we receive them. 

Thank you for your understanding.  Thank you for your hearts of ministry.  Thank you for your prayers.  We will get through this crisis.


Thank you!