Serve and Help Others

Serve and Help Others



Current Serving Opportunities

Donations for School Supplies

Sometimes all it takes is a backpack full of supplies to impact the life of a child. 

This year we are again partnering with Jackson Elementary School to stock them with school supplies for kids in need.

Please donate if you are able and on September 11th, as a church, we will pack the backpacks which will then be
delivered to the school.

Ongoing Serving Opportunities

Bountiful Blessings

On the third Saturday of each month, join Cargill UMC in offering a free community meal. Serving opportunities: cooking, set-up, serving and clean-up. Check the Events Calendar for details.

CROP Hunger Walk

The CROP Hunger Walk saves families around the world of heartbreak and pain that comes with hunger. It is a fun, family-friendly walk to raise funds and awareness. Please contact Chris Devine, the Recruitment Captain for
Cargill. She can be reached at 608-359-8885. Cargill UMC is please to again host the Janesville Area Crop Hunger Walk this year. Participating teams from around the area will gather at Cargill that day to begin the walk.

Watch for 2023 CROP Walk updates here!

Learn more about the CROP Walk

ECHO

Through this faith-based organization, we help lowincome individuals and families with housing, food, transportation and other emergency needs. ECHO stands for Everyone Cooperating to Help Others.

Serving opportunities include Christmas Giving Tree, Community Meal, Food Pantry, School Supply collection and packing, Soup-er Bowl, Thanksgiving Meal.

Help support ECHO’s food pantry!
All non-perishable food items are welcome, but they especially need:

• Hormel Completes
• Ramen Noodles
• Pancake Mix & Syrup
• Jelly/Jam
• Individual fruit cups
• Individual veggie cups
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Feminine products
• Hand & Feet Warmers
• Paper Towels
• Cleaning Supplies

Learn more about ECHO

GIFTS Men’s Shelter

Jesus led by example. He showed us how to love and accept everyone by serving them. He asks us to do the same. This is why we support the “God Is Faithful Temporary Shelter” (GIFTS), a men’s shelter in Janesville. Serving opportunities include intake workers, overnight hosts, providing meals (breakfast or supper) and laundry.

Cargill is the host of GIFTS Men’s Shelter four times a year. Check the Events Calendar for details on our next opportunity to serve. For more information call Janice Delo – 608-359-8959

Fall and Winter are challenging times for filling volunteer slots. We rely on more individuals during this time than groups or churches to sign up. Check out our open spots and choose a time that works for you (please note that our overnight volunteers must complete an online application) We welcome pre-made meals that can be frozen (for 20 servings), meat that can be frozen, and non-perishable food items to help!
 
Breakfast: https://bit.ly/GIFTSam
Evening meals: https://bit.ly/GIFTSpm
Overnights (volunteer application): https://bit.ly/GIFTSvolunteer

Learn more about GIFTS

Meals on Wheels

We have a long history of volunteering with Meals on Wheels and we are proud to continue that relationship. We are thankful for all the volunteers in the past and urgently need additional new volunteers to help get meals to those who need it the most. Delivery takes less than an hour and can easily be done during a lunch break.We invite you to take part in such a well needed service in our community.

Check the Events Calendar for details on our next opportunity to serve. For more information call Marla Verdone – 608-758-9468.

Precautions have been made during the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic to keep delivery as safe as possible with coolers placed outside of the client residence and vaccine and mask requirement for all volunteers.

Learn more about Meals on Wheels

Other Serving Opportunities

  • Blanket Sunday
  • Bread for the World
  • Cedar Crest
  • Cornerstone of Hope
  • Faith Works
  • Healthnet
  • Helping Hands
  • Homeless High School Students
  • House of Mercy
  • Immigrant Support Network
  • In-Gathering (collect, sort, pack)
  • Jackson School partnership
  • Marshall School partnership
  • Mission Trips – Adult/Youth
  • NOMADS
  • Project 16:49
  • Salvation Army Coats for Kids
  • SERRV Christmas Sale

For more information on the above opportunities, please call the church office at 608-752-0548.

Serve Through Global Ministries and UMCOR

The General Board of Global Ministries is the worldwide mission, relief, and development agency of The United Methodist Church, working with partners and churches in more than 115 countries to equip and transform people and places for God’s mission. Global Ministries connects the church in mission through the sending of missionaries, evangelism and church revitalization, disaster response and recovery led by the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and global health.

If you want to contribute directly to Global Missions of the United Methodist Church, click here.

Serve Your Church

Buildings and Grounds

There are 40 indoor spaces – each dedicated to people of all ages growing in faith. There are many opportunities to assist in caring for the physical resources that God has given us. Some of these include lawn mowing and
caring for the grounds. If you are interested in serving this ministry contact Val Schmoldt – [email protected]

Caring Ministries

Caring Ministries maintains a Care List of senior church members who are home-bound, hospitalized, and/or in need of medical treatment. We also send birthday greetings to those members 80 years of age and older and regularly telephone or visit members on the Care List. Before COVID, we also made daily hospital visits and organized Heritage Sunday to recognized 50-year+ members of Cargill. We hope to restart both of these programs 2022. If you are interested in serving this ministry contact Lynn Karges – [email protected].

Children’s Ministries

We are always looking for teachers and shepherds to guide and nurture our children. If you enjoy working with children or have a background in teaching and would like to serve this ministry contact Pastor Amy Powell.

Learn more about our Children’s Ministries

Hospitality Ministries

We are always looking for welcoming people to join our Hospitality Ministry. Below are a list of ways to serve:
• AV Projection
• Communion Server
• Fellowship Server
• Greeter
• Offering counter
• Reader
• Sanctuary Preparation
• Welcome Desk Host
• Usher
If you are interested in serving this ministry contact Pastor Steve Scott – [email protected]

Youth Ministries

We have groups specifically for youth 6th through 8th grade and from 9th through 12th grade. They are designed to help young people understand their faith through the lens of real-life experience. 

We also offer a youth faith-formation class called Confirmation, which begins November 13, 2022. Adults are also welcome. For more information about Confirmation Class, contact Pastor Amy Powell.

Learn more about our Youth Ministries.