Missions & Outreach

"One of the principal rules of religion is, to lose no occasion of serving God. And, since he is invisible to our eyes, we are to serve him in our neighbor; which he receives as if done to himself in person, standing visibly before us."

John Wesley

At Polk Street we realize we are blessed by God so that we can be a blessing to the world.  We have found meaning in generously and faithfully serving others in our region and around the world through our involvement in the San Jacinto Elementary School and community, Snack Paks 4 Kids, the Amarillo Ramp Project, and multiple other projects around the world. We hope you will take some time to reflect on how you can be involved with these opportunities to make a difference in our world.

Mission & Service Projects

San Jacinto School & Community

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. 

Snack Pak 4Kids

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 225 kids per week 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. We prepare snack packs on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in Room 305. 

Texas Ramp Project

This group volunteers to build and install handicap accessible ramps to those who cannot afford one. They work together once a month on a Saturday Morning, Year Round! Lead by Jim Ziolkowski 

High Plains Food Bank

815 Ross Street | First Saturdays | 9 a.m. - 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 thousands of people throughout the Panhandle.

4Amarillo Missions

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 at 4 elementary schools in the fall. 

Project Hope

Project Hope families work one-on-one with volunteer coaches in areas of Family, Faith, Education, Career, Budget, Health and Personal Issues.
Do I want to make real changes in my life?
Do I dream of a better life for myself and my family?
Am I willing to set goals and work hard to achieve them?
If you would like to be a volunteer coach or enroll in the program, please call 806.206.9127 and visit with Kim.

Heal the City

Heal the City's mission is to provide free quality medical care and referral services with dignity and compassion to the uninsured of our community. There are a variety of ways to volunteer. Please visit the Heal the City volunteer page at the following link: https://www.healthecityamarillo.com/volunteer-opportunities

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.