Fremont United Methodist Church seeks to address the issues and needs of our community, city, country and world through education, service and advocacy. There are many avenues to get involved and make a difference. We are always seeking new projects while supporting some long time efforts.
Fremont United Methodist’s youth ministries ran two mission trips this past summer.
L.A.S.T. – June 26th-29th, Portland, OR
Our middle school and junior high youth joined L.A.S.T. for a three night service project in Portland, OR. During this time, we did things such as: worked on wood projects at Friends of the Carpenter, repacked thousands of pounds of corn at the Oregon Food Bank, and pulled weeds at the Washington Food Bank farm. We also spent a lot of time in fellowship playing games, staying up (way too) late, singing songs, and learning about our faith.
S.S.P. – July 10th-16th, Spokane, WA
Our senior high youth teamed up with Rose City Park UMC to worked with Sierra Service Projects in the Spokane Native American trip. We undertook work projects on local homes and community centers during this week long trip. Outside of work projects, we shared in worship and explored the culture of the Native American community that welcomed us into their community.
For more information about youth ministries or these trips please contact Tanner Morton, Director of Children and Youth Ministries: email.
Our second group of volunteers went to Nicaragua with El Porvenir in October of 2016. The mission of El Porvenir is to improve the standard of living of rural Nicaraguans through water, sanitation, health education, and watershed management projects. Our group will be building high efficiency cooking stoves. The deforestation of Nicaragua for cooking fuel is contributing to global warming which is something we care about. For more information, contact Joanne email.
A trip to the Holy Land took place in October, 2018. Twenty members of our congregation participated in this once in a lifetime experience. Our trip included important biblical and historical sights, as we explored the origins of the Hebrew people. We learned about the dynamics and issues at play in contemporary Israel and Palestine, and gained a much deeper understanding of and appreciation for this land that gave rise to two of the three great monotheistic faiths: the People of the Book.
We are exploring sponsorship of a refuge family. This is a long term, major project, that is in the early planning stages. Contact Claudia (email) for more information.