Serve Our community
Greater Renton UMC has a strong history of community involvement and service within Renton and the greater Renton area. Listed below are many of the groups involved in those services. If you have an interest in serving your local community, this is the place for you. COME, CONNECT and SERVE with us.
This group of women love to quilt. They meet monthly at 10 am at the church to work on individual projects as well as group projects. So far the group has made 2 quilts for the tiny house that the men of the church built. We alternate meetings on Thursdays and Saturdays, so please call the church for the correct day of the week for that month.
Sarah Circle is a group of women who meet to share joys and concerns, offer a prayer for the mission of our group as well as those in need of prayer. Light refreshments are served as we work on our projects. We make shawls for the prayer shawl ministry, Christmas stockings for the Atlantic Street Service Center, caps and mittens for Head Start. We enjoy sharing project ideas with each other. We meet the 1st Wednesday of the month, at 9:30 am at the church.
The technology committee is our digital outreach to our members, local community and the world. Would you like to reach out to the world, learn about web sites and help make ours interesting, informative and fun to use? All you need is a computer or table with a little training and attention to detail, and you could be reaching out to the world to attract new members. Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
Purpose: The UMW is an active group of women in the church who work together to provide programs of interest to women in the community. They intentionally support mission projects specific to "Women helping Women" locally and globally. They emphasize Christian values as they:
- Make Christmas Stockings for Atlantic Street Service Center
- Crochet hats for Head Start Children
- Knit prayer shawls for those in need of comfort
- Provide temporary housing for the Center Of Hope women's shelter
- Provide temporary housing for the men of ARISE
- Plan the annual Christmas Buffet for church
- Supporting other needs of many church and local programs
New members are always welcome to join this supportive community of women.
Meeting time: Varies
Leader: Dianne Rogerson Co-leader: Nancy Gillespie
United Methodist Men (UMW)
Purpose: UMM meet monthly to provide the men of the church an opportunity for Christian fellowship, and service to the church and community. We are active in:
- Providing shelter facilities to the homeless men and women of Renton
- Helping maintain the church properties
- Building small houses in support of local homeless programs
- Sponsoring youth programs through a charter organization with a Boy Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack.
We are also members of the National Organization of United Methodist Men.
Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of month, 6-8pm in the church lower level.
Leader: Monty Simpson
Neighborhood Children's Choir
Does your child like to sing? We offer children with any level of experience, the opportunity to sing with children of their same age lead by our Childrens Choir director. Click here for more details or contact our Childrens Choir Director for more details.
Is your group looking for a place to meet? Our church is home to many community support groups. We also provide space for private and public events. See our church calendar to find your group or event or contact our church office to schedule your next event.