Through the awesome Missions ministry, we become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to all His people. Locally and internationally, the missions teams at Stonebridge United Methodist Church bring the light of Jesus Christ to those that need Him most. To volunteer or for questions, please contact Steve Leonard (email@example.com) or Kimberly Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please contact the below subcommittee chairs to get involved in these specific ministry areas:
Family Missions- Clark Scott: email: email@example.com
Local Missions – Ted Shavers: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Missions- Tom Pearce: email: email@example.com
Missions Fundraising- Dave Neeley: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missions Communication - Brandon Cate: email: Brandon.email@example.com
Mission Golf Marathon
Monday, July 1, 8 a.m.
The Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club
7003 Beacon Hill Road
McKinney, Texas 75070
A Golf Marathon is a fundraising event where golfers solicit pledges to play up to 100 holes of golf in one day! Players can golf alone or with a group. Each player is asked to raise $1,000 in pledges. Please see brochure and pledge form below.
Contact Dave Neeley with questions or to register as a golfer. All proceeds benefit the missions of Stonebridge United Methodist Church.
Trail Mix Making Party
Saturday, June 1
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the RAC
Come be a part of our Trail Mix Making Party! We will be assembly bags of trail mix for the Soup Mobile, a mobile soup kitchen that feeds and shelters the homeless. Please bring trail mix items, baggies, bowls and a scoop. Contact Mimi Paxson with questions or more information.
Malvern Elementary School Supply Drive - Held every August to help get our friends at Malvern ready for the new school year.
Family Promise- Stonebridge UMC together with Family Promise of Collin County will be a "host" church for families without homes for one week each quarter. Family Promise is our opportunity to show all of God's people how His love conquers all. For more information or to volunteer, contact David Wink at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon Larid at Sharon.laird @ca.com or 972-898-6907. The next rotation of Family Promise is March 17-24, 2013. Many volunteers are needed. Please click here to sign up!
Meals on Wheels Each year, we collect food for Meals on Wheels participants to have over the holidays. Each box comes with a shopping list equaling approx. $35 worth of groceries. You can take a box and shop the list yourself, or donate $35 and we will do the shopping for you! Contact Sharon Boswell at email@example.com with questions. Drivers are also needed to deliver meals to our loved senior citizens in McKinney.
Clothe-A-Child The McKinney Clothe-a-Child event takes place annually (usually on two Saturday mornings in mid-September) at Kohl's on Hwy 75 and Eldorado Pkwy. Volunteers are needed to help families shop, serve refreshments, work at the check-in table, translate, provide financial contributions and more! Stonebridge UMC volunteers also support multi-church planning meetings starting in early summer. Contact Matt Deegan at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Adopt a School "Hands and Hearts with Malvern Elementary"- Our church family has partnered with McKinney's 3E program to adopt Malvern Elementary school, providing love and support the schools students, faculty and staff throughout the school year. There are many areas to volunteer in. Please contact Carol Dean at Carcandean@yahoo.com with questions or to become a Malvern volunteer.
Habitat for Humanity The Second Saturday of each month is Stonebridge UMC Build days. All experience levels welcome! Click here to register. Contact Dave Paulsen at email@example.com for more information.
Samaritan Inn We provide and serve one meal per month for our neighbors at The Samaritan Inn. Donations for the meal as well as servers are always needed and appreciated. Contact Janice Matthews at Janicemathews@sbcglobal.net.
Community Food Pantry of McKinney Food Drives We participate in many food drives throughout the year for the McKinney Food Pantry.
Living Water International - Stonebridge UMC partners with Living Water International to travel to remote areas in countries like Honduras and Guatemala to drill water wells that provide clean drinking water. This amazing team brings the love of Jesus Christ to His people not only through clean drinking water but through their love, hugs, and witness.
Guatemala 2013 - The next missions trip to Guatemala will be October 5-13, 2013. Cost is $1,900 and scholarships are available. More information will be available soon. Contact Trey Worley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Cuidad Juarez, Mexico- Every year, the Stonebridge UMC missions team (and anyone else who want to join them!) travels to Juarez, Mexico through Proyecto Abrigo to build cinderblock homes for families who live in extremely inpoverished conditions. Through the eyes of these families, Jesus Christ's light shines through - and through the works of the mission team, His word and love are spread throughout the community. On each trip the team leaves on a Thursday evening and returns the following Sunday evening. Cost is $400 per person and includes round-trip airfare. Passports are required. For more information, contact Trevor Castilla at email@example.com.
Operation Christmas Child - Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan's Purse each October. Our church family purchases plastic shoe boxes and fills them with small toys, hygiene products, games, clothing, etc. so that children overseas will experience the joy of Christmas. For more information, contact Candy Kapischke, Director of Bridge Kids Children's Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stonebridge UMC Disaster Relief Team (a certified UMCOR First Responder team) helps families rebuild after natural disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes or fires destroy their homes and communities. For more information on how to be a part of the Disaster Relief team, please contact Becky Neeley at email@example.com.
The next U.M.C.O.R. Early Response Training session will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register. Or, contact Marji Bahir of the North Texas Conference for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-969-8201.