I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.
Outreach is focused on reaching out into our community and world. We support numerous projects within Sun Prairie and the world. Below is a list of organizations that we support.
We would love to hear your ideas and your interests for our Outreach team. We invite you to become involved with us. To contact the outreach team please connect with our church office.
Sunshine Supper is a FREE community meal offered to anyone on Monday evenings. Sun Prairie United Methodist Church provides a meal quarterly – once in January, April, July and October. We ask for donations of certain foods, beverages and desserts and people to help serve the meal. We also ask for monetary donations to purchase food to serve. Watch the website, social media and announcements during worship to donate food items or money to purchase food items or to sign up to help. Families can volunteer together – kids 11 -16 can volunteer with an adult.
Ingathering Donations –
Once a year, at the time of our United Methodist Annual Conference, we collect items to be taken to the Midwest Distribution Center to be taken around the country to areas of disaster relief. The items we collect each year is different, so watch the website, social media and announcements in May and early June to find out what we are collecting and how to donate.
Loose Coins –
All of the coins put into the offering plate that are undesignated, are given to a specific mission project, which is designated quarterly. Look at the Outreach page of the church website to see where those coins are designated.
Cookie Walk –
Every year in December SPUMC holds a Cookie Walk. Beautiful cookies are donated by church members and sold by the pound. All proceeds go to a mission chosen by the Outreach Team. Watch the website, social media and the announcements during worship to see when the next cookie walk is and plan to donate cookies as well as shop!
Stuff the Bus –
Stuff the Bus is a volunteer group that distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in the Sun Prairie School District who’s families request help. In 2020, they distributed 1500 backpacks to Sun Prairie youth and children. In July or August, watch our website, social media and announcements during worship to find out what our church is collecting this year!
Faith in Action Day –
Faith in Action Day is put on by SPUMC’s Outreach Team. On a Saturday morning we meet for a light continental breakfast and then choose a mission that we would like to work at. There are usually 2-4 opportunities and something for everyone to get involved and help our community! These days are typically held in the spring or fall, so watch the website, social media and announcements during worship to find out when our next Faith in Action Day is and how you can sign up to help!
Spirit of Giving –
The Sun Prairie Spirit of Giving Program matches families in need of gifts and food for their children during the December holiday season with community members who want to help. This program provides assistance to families who live in or attend the Sun Prairie Area School District. Watch our Website, social media and the announcements during worship in November to find out how you can help by purchasing a gift for a child or children in need.
Christmas Eve Outreach Bags-
Every year on Christmas Eve we have bags of snacks and candy for anyone to pick up after worship and take to those who may be working on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to let them know we’re thinking of them. After Christmas Eve worship, you may pick up a bag, or 2 or 3 and deliver yourself with a warm Christmas greeting!