Serving the World at Tomball UMC means giving children age appropriate mission projects that they can accomplish! At Tomball UMC, our children serve the local church, the community, the country, and globally. We joyfully serve others just as Christ did. Children and their families have the opportunity to serve the world in the following ways:
Sunday School Mission Sunday takes place the first Sunday of each month. During the Sunday school hour, children complete mission works that help our church and its members.
Backpack Ministry began in 2010 as Children's Ministries first mission project. Children and church members donate food and fill backpacks with the items. The bags are then sent home to families in the Tomball school district. Bags are packed on Wednesday evenings during the school year, and food donations are accepted year round. At this time, the Backpack Ministry is feeding 50 families at nine Tomball schools twice a month. Learn more about the Backpack Ministry here.
Pre Teen Mission Activities are held the first weekend of the month for 5th & 6th graders. In August, the Pre Teens meet to talk about what types of mission trips they want to participate in. Each year is a little different since the children dictate the program! Past groups have served at the Abandoned Animal Rescue, visited homeless shelters, adopted nursing home residents, made gifts for the local battered women's shelter, and held coat drives for the homeless.
Faith in Action is a yearly event hosted by Tomball United Methodist Church. One weekend a year, we cancel our regularly scheduled church events, and we go into the community to be the hands and feet of God. Church members fix houses, clean yards, and visit nursing homes during the weekend. On Saturday during FIA, the children's work team is typically assigned a yard work job. On Sunday, children gp to area nursing homes to sing to residents.