Food Pantry-Buda United Methodist Church operates a food pantry that assists over 200 families per month. Monetary and non-perishable food donations can be arranged by contacting the church office. Volunteers are welcome and always appreciated. Various volunteer opportunities include weekly distributions on Wednesdays and Saturdays, drivers to pick up food orders at the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin and the Hays County Food Bank in San Marcos each week and stock crew on Friday afternoons. Please contact Gayle Burrier to get involved.
As a partner agency with the Capital Area Food Bank and the Hays County Food Bank the pantry is able to provide extensive, non-perishable food choices to our clients. This is supplemented with fresh produce from the food banks, our own church garden and from fresh garden produce donated by others.
Current pantry hours are Wednesdays 10am-12pm and Saturdays 8am-10am. All pantry clients must live in the Buda or Kyle zip codes of 78610 or 78640 to receive assistance.
For Food Pantry directions and instructions click here.
Helping Hands-Our Pastor's Discretionary account assists the needy in the Buda and Kyle area. Money left on the altar railing during Communion Sunday support this mission.
This new Mission of Buda UMC is about to start! Treasures is a resale shop we hope to open on a quarterly basis, which will benefit the food pantry. The general public is invited to shop and all funds raised go to the food pantry. Our food pantry clients will also be provided vouchers in which to purchase items for free.
Saturday August 17h from 9am to 12 noon
Please bring your gently used items starting Sunday, 8/11 through Friday 8/16. Please DO NOT leave items outside the church.
Volunteers are needed to make this a success. Click here to register to volunteer. Contact Carol Windsor with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith in Action
See pictures here from our Sunday, April 21, 2013 event.
Visitation Ministry Expansion- Ministry of Visitation focuses primarily on visiting with those who cannot make it to worship to receive Holy Communion. This Ministry has been a blessing to many and through it we have become aware of another layer of visitation needed in our congregation. Often people in our congregation are in need of a ‘check-in’ connection with the body of Christ. It is common that surgery or illness can interrupt someone’s ability to attend worship and stay connected. We want to expand our Ministry of Visitation to include people who will keep in contact with folks who are having some prolonged difficulty. As a Minister of Visitation: by phone, you would make regular contact with someone, checking to see how things are going and asking if they have any prayer concerns or needs. These contacts would be monthly or weekly depending on the situation. If a Ministry opportunity like this would add twinkle to your eye then please contact Pastor Nancy.