Ministries that send us out to serve in irvine, orange county, and the ends of the earth


...to Irvine And Orange County

  Aids Walk

  Supports AIDS treatment in Orange County


  Families Forward

  Helping Irvine families achieve self-sufficiency

  families-forward.org


  OC Rescue Mission

  Twin Sheet Collection


  Oasis International

  After-school arts mentoring

  oasiscenterintl.org


  Assistance League of Irvine

  Supports Irvine students through thrift store

  irvine.assistanceleague.org


  Santa Ana Armory Emergency Shelter

  Food and shelter for homeless neighbors

  mercyhouse.net


  Emergency Response Teams

  Training to prepare for emergencies

  cityofirvine.org

 

...to the Ends of the Earth

Clergy Against Alzheimers

Raising awareness and advocating for a cure

usagainstalzheimers.org


Concern America

Developing health care in Central America

concernamerica.org


Minami-Sanriku Tsunami Recovery

Churches working to rebuild sister city in Japan

     

Imagine No Malaria

Working with African governments to supply nets

imaginenomalaria.org


Claudia Genung - UMC Missionary to Japan

umcmission.org


UMC Worldwide Missions  

umcgiving.org


April 2017 Mission Trip to Weed, California

Teams from University UMC called to serve our friends in Northern California

2017 Mission trip to weed, CA


The Weed Long Term Recovery Group in northern California has been working in conjunction with Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity to help those who still have unmet needs as a result of a devastating fire in September 2014. The fire destroyed parts of the town, two churches, and 136 homes. A combined mission team of 15 from University UMC (Irvine), Aldersgate UMC (Tustin) and an individual from San Carlos UMC (San Diego) joined together to provide much needed time and talent to the recovery project. Wood forms for concrete foundations were built for a detached garage and another home with an attached garage. Being part of the cement pour crew was exciting, as the team had never participated in that kind of work before. They got to see the results of their labor after the boards were removed from the cement foundation of the detached garage.  Other activities included surveying an empty lot for a new home; general cleaning and painting of the interior of a 3-bedroom Habitat house nearing completion; building a handicap ramp; assisting with a wall removal in the Habitat warehouse and various other projects at the warehouse. Even though the weather was at times cold, windy, rainy and even some snow, the team worked through it all. Our outstanding cook crew provided the team with excellent meals that provided the stamina to work in difficult conditions. The hospitality and warmth of the people we worked with were a blessing. There are not many worksites that provide an outstanding view. There is, however, snow-covered Mt. Shasta looming over the worksite at Weed. Weed is at the base of Mt. Shasta.