Serve and Help Others

Serve and Help Others

Serve within the 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 Valerie Schmoldt.

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. We also make daily hospital visits and organize Heritage Sunday to recognized 50-year+ members of Cargill.

Cargill offers transportation to and from Cedar Crest on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Learn more about our Transportation Ministry

If you are interested in serving this ministry contact Pastor Amy Powell.

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 Steve Scott.

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:
• Audio/Video
• Communion Server
• Fellowship Server
• Greeter
• Offering Counter
• Reader
• Sanctuary Preparation
Welcome Desk Host

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, that runs November through October. Adults are also welcome. For more information about Confirmation Class, contact Pastor Amy Powell.

Learn more about our Youth Ministries.

Serve through the Church

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, join our team or donate to the CROP Walk


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

You can also serve GIFTS as an individual or family. 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!
Overnights (volunteer application)

Learn more about GIFTS

Meals on Wheels

Cargill UMC delivers 180 meals per year to residents of Janesville.

We are thankful for all the volunteers in the past and urgently need 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.

For more information call Marla Verdone at 608-758-9468.

Precautions are available to keep delivery as safe as possible including no contact delivery, vaccine requirements and masking.

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
  • 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, you can do so directly through our Give Online link