The Missions Team implements the outreach ministries of the Temecula United Methodist Church giving attention to local and international community ministries of compassion, justice, and advocacy. These ministries include church and society, global ministries, higher education and campus ministry, health and welfare, and the status and role of women. The Missions Committee was just awarded a $500 Hunger Grant for the food pantry from the Cal-Pac Conference.
TUMC Congregation also supports and fund raises for the joint St. Catherine & TUMC food pantry project.
Through undesignated missions giving we fulfilled our commitment for the Ministerial Education Fund, Black College Fund and Africa University, as well as contributing to Conference Benevolences (global missions).
In our first meeting this year, the committee decided to continue our support to the above missionaries, institutions, and projects with the exception of ADV because it does not serve southwest Riverside County. Our area is now served by a similar institution called Safe Alternative for Everyone (S.A.F.E.). We will support S.A.F.E., an organization that provides services for children, youth and families who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and violence.