Missions

Our Missions team is very involved in projects to help our community and beyond.

Some of the things that have been done:

  • Each year the Missions team oversees raising funds for Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The money goes to the Lame Deer Elementary for school supplies and other needs for the children need.

  • Missions team is responsible for conducting a Mid-Year drive for school supplies in Hughes Springs Elementary. It is helpful not only to the children but also the teachers. By the second quarter, some of the supplies have run out and teachers typically purchase supplies out of their own funds. This event helps lessen those occurrences.

  • The Missions team is responsible for our food pantry, Shepherd’s Harvest. Along with Cornett UMC they serve families in need from the Hughes Springs Independent School District.

  • On the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 am till noon, the church offers a diaper bank which provides diapers to mothers who need them. Diapers are donated by members of the church.

  • They sponsor a luncheon for the workers during Wildflower Trails.

When this team sees a need, they act.

Diaper Bank

On the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 am till noon, the church offers a diaper bank which provides diapers to mothers who need them. Diapers are donated by members of the church.

Shepherd’s Harvest Food Pantry

Working with the East Texas Food Bank and Cornett United Methodist Church, we open our food pantry from 12:30 until 2:30 pm, on the third Thursday of each month. Although the items vary, we try to offer a box of staple goods along with breads, pastries, and produce each month. The food pantry is located in the church and is open to residents of Hughes Springs Independent School District who qualify financially for assistance. Approximately 60 local families and individuals are served each month.

IWC

The Interested Women of the Church provide much of the hospitality offered by the church. IWC provides family meals in the fellowship hall following funerals, regularly provides cookies and drinks to the students at the Wesley Foundation at Northeast Texas Community College, organizes and provides 5th Sunday fellowship dinners at the Church, visits nursing homes, delivers flowers to shut-ins on Christmas and Valentines, and holds garage sales to raise funds for support of the church youth and church projects.

The IWC meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9:30 am.

Women’s Breakfast

All women are invited to attend the Women’s Breakfast the first Saturday of each month. They meet in the Fellowship Hall from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. Hope to see you there and bring a friend.

Men’s Breakfast

At 6:30 am on the first Tuesday of each month, the men of the church offer fellowship and a hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs and biscuits and provide a speaker for a short devotional. The breakfast is open to everyone and donations are accepted for the breakfast.

Nursing Home

The New Hope Sunday school class meets at one of the local nursing homes on the 4th Sunday of each month to provide a time of worship and Bible study to the residents.

Youth Mission

Our youth department offers two youth groups for a variety of ages.

The Mustard Seeds is a class for younger, elementary age students. The kids are involved in activities such as Bible Study, Arts and Crafts, Movie nights and many more surprises. Check the calendar on this website for the next meeting time and place.  All elementary age students are welcome to join us. You may bring a friend or two.

The Youth Group is currently under reformation. Keep watch here for more details.