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Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40 
 
Missions and outreach is at the core of what we’re about at DSUMC. We challenge our congregation to go outside the walls of the church to share the love of Christ. We participate in a wide variety of missions/outreaches: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
 
Here’s a list of just a few of the mission groups and projects we support and have been involved with – click on the links to learn more and contact Vicky Matthews to get involved!
 
Local and Statewide
 
Glove and Sock Drive
Hero Care
Project Elf
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Austin Angels (youth/children)
 
National and International
Africa Missions Initiative
Panama
Albuquerque (Youth)
Alaska (Youth/Adult)
 
Additionally, the UMM annual Wild Game Dinner raises money to support many different organizations and groups that benefit the Dripping Springs Community.
 
 
KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY
 
The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.

ONE MINISTRY, THREE PROGRAMS

KAIROS INSIDE – Kairos Inside creates Christian communities inside prisons that can transform lives, decrease prison violence, and reduce recidivism 
 
KAIROS OUTSIDE – Spouses, parents and relatives of those in prison often “do time” right along with their loved ones. Kairos Outside lets them know
they are not alone.
 
KAIROS TORCH – Kairos Torch volunteers mentor youth in prison, so they can begin to make better life choices.
 
To get involved please contact Vicky Matthews
Early Response Team
 

The United Methodist Disaster Response Team provides a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster that begins with response and ends with long term recovery. 

The opportunities to serve, whether on an Early Response or Long-Term Recovery Team or in another capacity are always changing – Click HERE to see where the needs are. 
 
Contact Jim Street with any questions

The Burke Center for Youth Mentor Program

 – to be a positive male role model to help promote healing and inspire hope
 
How Can I Help?  
  • Volunteer to become a Mentor 
  • Volunteer to Share a Life Skill or
      an Activity
  • Chapel and Bible Study

If you are interested or would like additional information, contact Bob Garrett at bob.garrett@mac.com or Josef Martin at joseftravis@gmail.com

 

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clients must wear masks, must remain in vehicle

and have a space cleared in the trunk or very back of vehicle for groceries

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF OUR NEW THURSDAY HOURS

Wednesdays

1:30PM-3:00PM

Thursdays

4:30PM-6:00PM

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call (512) 820-0476 for financial assistance

 

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
 
The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is put on by volunteers from DSUMC each year to provide a nice, family-style Thanksgiving Dinner for those who find themselves alone, or away from family on Thanksgiving Day.  The meal is a labor of love and a gift to our community.  It is also a way for families to serve together as they give thanks for the blessings that God has poured out on them.
 
The best place to learn about short-term missions – Home in a Week is a ministry that involves people of all ages and experience levels to build a home for a needy family in the Rio Grande Valley each year. Under the direction of Pastor Mark Porterfield, about 50 volunteers come together to build a complete home in a week. While there is a need for those who have construction experience, it is also a great place for the “unskilled” and the “not-yet-skilled” to pick up some training and learn about construction and about giving back to those who are in need. Families are invited to work together as they all learn about serving others and serving God
Rio Grande Valley
Mission Trips
 
DSUMC members go on several short-term mission trips to the South Texas each year in support of the churches and missions in The Valley. Normally these involve construction of homes, church buildings or other structures as defined by the local pastors and Christian leaders in the region. There is always room for more volunteers who are willing to work or interested in working with our brothers and sisters in The Valley
International Ministries
 
Tommie & Gunilla Naumann serve in Thessaloniki, Greece.   They are involved in church planting and discipleship ministries throughout Europe, Asia, and North Africa.  
 
David & Cynthia Ceballos 
serve in Panama. David serves as a church developer with the Evangelical Methodist Church of Panama (IEMPA), specifically in the area of Punta Delgadita, near Santiago de Veraguas, and Cynthia is a community health coordinator for a ministry linked to Punta Delgadita.

Billy and Laurie Drum 
live in Spain, where they serve displaced peoples (the last, the least, the lost, and the left-out) by helping them learn about themselves and how to better live life in another culture, as well as how to live out God’s calling on their lives.

 They also to serve other missionary colleagues, specifically in Europe and The Middle East via member care and leadership development.
Panama Mission Trip
 
DSUMC offers a family-friendly international mission trip each spring.
  Working with UMC Missionaries David & Cindy Ceballos, this mission is in support of the UMC General Board of Global Ministries.  This is an “easy” international mission to a country that is safe for families with youth who want to participate.  
 
 
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Honduras Mission Trip
 
In groups of 10-20 adults we
travel to Honduras to do mission work for one week.  We usually choose a week late in October (Saturday travel, Sunday-Thursday mission work, Friday-Saturday travel).  Through an organization called HOI we aid Honduran villagers with home and community improvements (latrines, concrete floors, roofs, room additions, chimneys/stoves) and small business ventures.   By teaching and helping to improve the living conditions, health, education, and spiritual lives of the people living in the Agalta Valley (poorest region of Honduras) we provide the opportunity for better quality of living.