Our Mission Ministries are as varied as the people of Polk Street and the needs of our community and world. You will find additional opportunities for involvement posted in our weekly bulletin and weekly email called the “PSUMC Snapshot.”
The 4 downtown churches of First Baptist, Central Church of Christ, First Presbyterian and Polk Street United Methodist have joined together over the last few years in a city wide mission offering Vacation Bible Schools at Margaret Wills and San Jacinto Elementary Schools. We have also taken on a hands on construction project such as building 5 handicap accessible ramps at homes in the area. The 4 churches also collect and distribute school supplies for the teachers for 4 elementary schools in the Fall. For more information please contact Kevin Deckard firstname.lastname@example.org or
Another Chance House
PSUMC has been in mission with Another Chance House, which is a transitional long term housing for men who have been homeless, struggling with alcohol & drug addictions or veterans who find themselves without a place to live. The United Methodist Men periodically prepare and serve a breakfast to the residents and have a time of fellowship with them. Annually the church holds a meal fundraiser to help in raising needed financial support for this vital ministry. Contact Kevin Deckard at 806-374-2891 or email@example.com
High Plains Food Bank
815 Ross St.
First Saturdays 9 AM-Noon
Our Food Bank Team sorts and boxes thousands of pounds of food each month. The Food Bank helps put food on the table for hundreds of people throughout the Panhandle. For more information contact Kevin Deckard, firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-374-2891
San Jacinto Elementary Staff Support
There are multiple ways we support and encourage the staff & teachers at San Jacinto Elementary School. We provide the Roaster’s coffee cart 2 or 3 times a year. We provide staff lunches at the beginning of the school year, prior to Christmas break and at the end of the school year. We also have volunteers that are mentors and mystery readers. We participate in the Fall tailgate party for students and their parents and help the cafeteria workers serve Thanksgiving lunch to students and parents. For more information on how to connect to this mission please contact Kevin Deckard email@example.com or
Snak Pak 4 Kids
Prepare food bags to feed kids on weekends.
Contact: Kevin Deckard
firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-374-2891
Preparing food bags for elementary school children to provide them with meals on the weekends. We have adopted San Jacinto Elementary School and will be feeding around 170 kids per weekend during the Fall & Spring semesters. Volunteers help prep the packaged food, organize the food bags and deliver the food bags each Friday to the kids at the school. You can also adopt a kid by providing $16.00 per month to feed that child on the weekends.
English as Second Language
Learning English is an important tool for helping refugees connect to their new neighbors. This program is person guided, computer-based tutorial, but you don’t need to be a computer whiz to use it. All you need is a heart to help others learn English and a good grasp of the English language yourself. For information call the church office, 374-2891.
Texas Ramp Project
Build and install handicap accessible ramps to those who cannot afford one.
Once a month on a Saturday Morning
Leader: Jim Ziolkowski