Missions & ministries







College Heights United Methodist Church has always been very mission minded.

We support missions locally, as well as globally. Some of the missions we support are

  • Aid for Haiti
  • Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Talbot House
  • Imagine No Malaria
  • P.E.A.C.E.
  • Crop Walk

Backpack Ministry

The College Heights Back Pack Ministry Provides a back pack of food items to students a Dixieland Elementary School who have been identified as not having enough to eat over a weekend. It is now time to organize for the new school year.

If you would like to begin working with this program this school year, contact the church office for a form to complete indicating your interest. Volunteers from year's past must "register" to participate also. Some special food items you might like to purchase are:

Shelf-stable milk - Hershey's or TruMoo - white or chocolate only, 8 oz. boxes Ritz crackers fresh stacks, Nabisco Graham cracker fresh stack, and premium saltines fresh stack, Tuna salad kit and chicken salad kit - with peel back lid - 3.5 oz., plain Light tuna in water in foil pouch, Raisins - six snack size boxes per package, Jars of peanut butter - 16 - 17 oz. jars only - used for long weekends and holiday breaks

Once again we are donating school supplies to Dixieland Elementary School. Donations may be brought to the church through September 13. Needed supplies are listed below.

Facial tissues, Disinfecting wipes, Plastic pencil boxes, Bic pens, Markers, Dry erase markers - low odor (chisel point), Small pencil sharpener with cover, Erasers - large, pink Spiral notebooks - wide ruled, Elmer's glue stick, large (22g) Zipper storage bags - quart or gallon size, Hand sanitizer (bottle), #2 pencils, Crayons Highlighters, Colored pencils, Scissors - 5"blunt/rounded or 7" student, Pocker folder s- with or without brads, Notebook paper - wide, ruled Elmer' s glue.

Prayer Shawl Ministry (Ministerio de Oración Chal)

The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes shawls for those who are ill, or have lost a family member, or in praise of children who have been baptized. Come learn how to knit and/or crochet. Materials are provided. Join us in fellowship as we work on shawls together. Dates and times TBA.

Shawl materials are also available to anyone who wants to participate from home. Just come to pick up supplies, then return shawls when completed.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

This is an active women's mission organization.  Circles meet monthly from September through May with quarterly unit meetings.  Also the UMW sponsors a reading program Book Club which meets quarterly to discuss a book of social import.