MISSIONS 

WOODLAND UMC IS FOCUSED ON DEPLOYING YOU IN MISSIONS TO SHARE GOD’S LOVE, HOPE, AND HEALING

 
May Communion Rail Offering – Alabama Rural Ministries
Woodland has entered into a covenant relationship of prayer with Servants in Faith and Technology  Please click HERE for more information about their programs and how you can help.
 
 
Take a Bite Out of Hunger!
Here’s some food for thought: With the help of our entire community, our goal is to raise $10,000 to feed 500 qualified children in Pike Road during their summer break. This means, the cost to feed one child all summer is only $20. How many children can you help us feed? 
    There are several ways YOU can help:
– Volunteer to help pack bags and/or distribute meals: (Sign up on either or both of the two sign ups!)
– Make a monetary donation online or by check:
– Donate online here: https://www.ezekielgiving.com/App/Giving/wood4428233
     Click on “Fund” scroll to the bottom and select “Summer Meals Program”
– Checks should be made out to Woodland UMC with “Summer Meals Program” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:
     4428 Wallahatchie Road
     Pike Road, AL 36064
– Purchase an item on the P.R.A.Y.E.R. Team’s Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/4WUFORFIVBR6…
Missions Volunteers
Throughout the year, our members have the opportunity to work in the community and foreign countries with various missions. If you would like to volunteer for any missions opportunities, please check the Fellowship Hall for information about upcoming dates and a sign up sheet. You may also call the church office for more information.
 
Click here to make a donation to our missions. Use the drop down by the amount to choose the area where you wish to donate.
Community Food Pantry
Woodland has its very own food pantry open the 3rd Saturday of each month. In order for our pantry to be successful, we must have plenty of food and other items stocked and ready to share with others! Items in high demand for the food pantry include the following: soap, shampoo, deodorant, personal hygiene products, diapers (baby and adult), cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper, and non-perishable food items. Click here for more information. You may click here to make a donation. Use the drop down by the amount to choose Food Pantry.
Indoor Yard Sale
The first Saturday of March and the Friday evening prior, missions hosts an annual yard sale.  Items will be collected the week leading up to the event, starting after the 9:15AM service in the Family Life Center. Proceeds go to supporting the Montana Mission Team.
Soup for Seniors
This February, we will be providing containers and labels for you to make homemade soups that will. be frozen and delivered to MACOA for their clients.  Soups can be dropped off at the church to put in the freezer.
 
 
Feeding Program
We prepare frozen meals and soups for Montgomery Area Council on Aging and also deliver Meals on wheels. . 
Throughout the year we also do Soups for Seniors. 
 
 
Shoebox Shuffle 5k
A family-friendly race each spring! Supporting Operation Christmas Child, this fun event will bring the church and community together for a special cause. 
 
Click above for an update on the international school Woodland supports.
 
 
 
Blackfeet Mission
Each summer our church sends a team to work for two weeks with the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. Native Americans on reservations are somewhat of a forgotten population in the US. Many live in extreme poverty in government housing that has not been adequately maintained for years. Alcoholism, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, and high school drop-out rates are prevalent at rates much higher than the national average in other ethnic groups. Our team travels to Browning, Montana, each summer.   If you are led to be a part of this mission, please consider joining us next year!
 
 
 
 
Youth & Children Missions
Woodland’s Youth participate is several mission projects throughout the year. While most of their projects are local, they are no strangers to traveling to help others.
 
School Support
WUMC prayerfully supports the Pike Road School system and Macon East Academy throughout the school year.  We host the blessing of the teachers in August and provide treats for teachers, too!