1.UMVIM is an approved United Methodist ministry.

2. The mission projects are vetted and screened.

3. Volunteer teams can continue their relationship with the project site they served at via The Advance and missionaries.

4. All are welcome to serve.

5. Training, forms, insurance, etc. available

6. It's simple. Contact umvimwj@hotmail.com to get started!

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Tuesday, April 28, 2009



Help Sierra Service Project (SSP) with a home renovation in South Los Angeles. In March and April, SSP volunteers began renovation on a house owned by the Vermont Square United Methodist Church. Starting in June the house will generate income for the church and be used as a non-profit office serving local youth. SSP will be hosting volunteer work days every Friday and Saturday in May to finish the house! Youth groups and adult volunteers are welcome. Come work for a day or bring your group for the weekend to work and stay at the church. Please contact Rick Eaton for more details and to RSVP: (916) 488-6441 or rickeaton@sierraserviceproject.org.

Honduras Service Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults

There is still space available in session one of Sierra Service Project’s Honduras service experience. Since 2003, Sierra Service Project has sent groups to Honduras every year and built 21 homes in total. Volunteers work alongside Honduran families and community members to build two simple, but safe, dry and secure brick homes. This is a cultural immersion program which offers insight into one of the poorest countries in the Americas to young people wishing to learn more about the area and selflessly serve. Project dates for session one to Talanga are June 21 – July 6. This trip will be led by Alan Cook. Alan is the director of Family Ministries and youth group leader at Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. Previously, Alan participated in a service trip to El Salvador and co-led a Southeast Asia mission experience as a student intern at Pacific School of Religion.

This service experience is open to mature youth and young adults. It is a great opportunity to meet other young people interested in social justice and service in Central America. Participants must be high school juniors and seniors, or college-age young adults. The trip cost is $1,995, which covers all expenses including airfare from Los Angeles. Limited financial assistance is available. The price of this trip will increase after May 1st due to an increase in airfare. Please visit the
SSP website, www.sierraserviceproject.org or call the office, (916) 488- 6441, for more information.