Find Your Spot
We believe that God is at work in the community and rather than reinventing the wheel, we aim to partner well with local mission agencies and non-profits. We do our best to keep a running list of local organizations and their service needs. Below is a glimpse of local mission opportunities and organizations. Contant Rev. Clay Horton at email@example.com to discover even more places to serve.
MAD for Jesus camp
The annual MAD for Jesus Camp focuses on giving 150-200 children, grades 1-8, of the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in West Dallas, access to Music, Art, Drama and Dance.
This camp is held at Trietsch every summer and adult volunteers are needed to share God’s love with these precious children, primarily shepherding them from activity to activity around our campus. Camp is 10 am to 2 pm all 4 days (arrive 30 minutes prior). We need you as many days as you can serve, so sign up for as many days as you are able. Childcare will be available. No fine arts talent required, just a love for Jesus!
Email Pam Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
One + One Mentoring
One + One. One hour a week. One child. Two lives changed.
If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child join us as we partner with Hedrick Elementary School in tudoring, field trips, after school enrichment clubs, men's leadership club, music room assistant , teacher appreciation and support. Opportunities are available weekly, monthly or occasionally depending on your commitment level.
For more information contact email@example.com.
The Honey Dudes is a service in which men support widows, single moms and military wives of deployed soldiers with help around the house. This group of men works solely from monetary donations and volunteer help.
If you would like to volunteer to serve with the Honey Dudes or know someone who needs help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart Ties Quilters
Heart Ties Quilting Mission is dedicated to spreading God's love through the gift of handmade quilts to individuals in care facilities in Texas and Oklahoma. Heart Ties produces 200-300 quilts of various sizes each year.
We meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 9 am to noon in Room 115. You don't need to be able to sew to help with our mission. We need people to tie, sort and wash fabric, cut the thousands of squares we use, assemble quilt kits and deliver finished quilts to the recipients. Most of the work on the quilts can be done at home at your own convenience.
For more information please email Diane Preston or call her at 405-615-3856. Diane is happy to deliver and pick up your work or donations anytime.
A strong component of our mission outreach is partnering with non-profits and churches to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ. We officially support many local and national partners financially and through our service. Check out some of our Mission Partners to see how you can get involved.
Christian Community Action
Trietsch participates in many Christian Community Action (CCA) endeavors at different times of the year: Kids Eat Free, Holiday Food Drives, Clothing Drives, CCA Angel Tree, Food Pantry Donations. Visit the CCA website to learn more about their programs and how you can serve.
Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Wesley-Rankin strives to transform the communities of West Dallas with education for all ages. We support Wesley-Rankin by sponsoring camps and providing financial support, but they are always looking for volunteers to come out to their facilities and build a relationship with the families involved in their programs.
Project Transformation engages young adults in purposeful leadership in ministry, supports under-served children and families and connects churches with communities in need. They do all of this by remembering their three C's: Children, College students and Churches. Since their founding in 1998, this ministry has been addressing three unique challenges with one program: the academic, physical and spiritual needs of children living in low-income communities. They also provide meaningful ministry and leadership exploration for college students and revitalize struggling urban churches.
Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, their families and those who work in the prison environment. At present, Kairos serves 35 prisons and jails across the state of Texas. Kairos encourages the selection of leader inmates. By participating in Kairos, we have the opportunity to introduce inmates to Jesus and then show them the love He has shown us.
Epiphany Prison Ministry
Epiphany is a Christian outreach program for incarcerated youth nationally. Our local community serves the young men at the Gainesville State School. It is similar to The Walk to Emmaus but tailored to the youth offender. Epiphany Weekends are held only twice a year, in January and July. At that time, up to 36 young men are allowed to spend three days in a loving Christian environment with music, worship, prayer, eight different talks about the Christian life, discussion, skits, music, recreation and "free world" food.
In more than 60 countries around the world, United Methodist missionaries come from many places and backgrounds and witness and serve in dramatically different locales and cultures.
They engage in a range of activities and professions including pastors, educators, congregational and leadership developers, regional coordinators for UMCOR, agriculturalists, health coordinators and doctors.
Trietsch currently supports one missionary financially.
Since 1998, Trietsch has worked alongside communities in Mozambique to help empower them to become healthy and self-sustaining. We have built partnerships in Mozambique with the communities of Chicuque and Cambini. Our missionaries travel to these areas every other year to improve the community and provide health resources and education. In addition, Trietsch provides financial support for Missionaries in Cameroon, Kenya and South Africa, Imagine No Malaria Campaign and deaf education and audiology in Africa.
If you are interested in participating in a mission trip or donating materials, email Jackie Watkins for more information.
Rev. Arlindo Romão, Director of the Center of hope
In 2001, it became apparent that Mozambique was dealing with a very severe health crisis due to HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. There were no sufficient educational programs in place to reach the remote rural areas surrounding Chicuque Rural Hospital. Testing and treatment had been limited to the hospital setting. Those in remote areas have no transportation available to travel to the hospital and therefore no access to it. There is great need for the testing, treatment, counseling and home-based care to be taken to these rural areas through what we are calling actions of hope.
Financially Support Rev. Romão
David & Elizabeth McCormick
David and Elizabeth, along with their two daughters, live in Maxixe, Mozambique as missionaries and support Chicuque Rural Hospital. They are working to engrain themselves in the community and be a source of God's support and love for the locals.
Write letters of encouragement, make a family video, send ecards or send drawings to David, Elizabeth, Eva and Annie McCormick. You can email the McCormicks at DMcCormick@umcmission.org or EMcCormick@umcmission.org.