Sharing God’s Love and Goodness -Missions and Social Advocacy Activities
The Missions and Social Advocacy Ministry of Park Hill UMC works continuously to provide local mission activities and beyond.
Park Hill UMC has two established meal programs and a Women’s Homelessness Ministry. We also offer a variety of mission trip opportunities. Please see information about them below.
Saturday Agape Meal
Third Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers are invited to drop in and help prepare meals in the PHUMC kitchen and to serve the food at the Agape Christian Church to anyone who needs a meal. New and gently used socks are collected and distributed in December. Contact is Donita Wickersheim for more information by leaving a message at 303-322-1867.
Senior Support Services Meal
Volunteers are invited to drop in and help prepare meals in the PHUMC kitchen at 5:30 p.m. the Wednesday before the second Thursday of each month and to help serve food at the Senior Support Services agency at 18 and Emerson Streets on the following evening. Contact is Dawn Givens and Judy Orecchio by leaving a message at the church office at 303-322-1867.
Non perishable food items are collected each Sunday in the food pantry bookcase in the coffee bar area. Food from the first Sunday is distributed to Denver Urban Ministries and the remaining Sundays to the Greater Park Hill Food Bank. Smaller serving-sized canned fruits and meats and snack items like granola bars, plus hotel size personal care items are needed for seniors who are homeless. Donated foods are also distributed to needy church and community members and to the mission meal programs. Contacts are Damita Holland and Marsha Woodward.
Women’s Homelessness Initiative
Provide overnight shelter at the church one night a week, including a light supper and breakfast to twenty women experiencing homelessness. If you would like to cook at meal for 25 women, bring supplies or more please contact Ruth Ann Russell 720-237-0723 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Needed for Women’s Homeless Initiative
Prepare and serve meals for 25 people, overnight chaperones, cleaning up Thursday mornings from 7-8am (putting cots away, etc) and drivers to transport the women downtown!
Backpack and School Supplies Drive
In August, we provide school supplies to needy families served by the Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center at 3334 Holly Street, Denver and occurs in August. Contact is Amener Williams and Damita Holland.
Warren Village Holiday Shop
PHUMC hosts the annual holiday shop for Warren Village which provides transitional housing support services to low income, previously homeless, single parent families and occurs in December.
We collaborate with the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of Colorado for two blood drives each year in February and Sept.
Related Task Forces:
Immigration Issues – Contact Peg Newell
For additional mission opportunities provided by the Rocky Mountain Conference or its churches go to: rmcumc.org