Mission opportunities

Munholland United Methodist Church supports many local ministries and outreach programs.  Below are some of the Ministry events we offer throughout the year.  Our Mission Emphasis Meal is held during the summer.  Not only will you enjoy an excellent meal and fellowship but you will learn more about the mission opportunities.  For more information on the Emphasis meal, contact 
Jeannie Bischoff or the contact person for the mission you are interested in...

Mt. Zion Good Samaritan Meal: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
Our Homeless Friends at the Mt. Zion Community are in desperate need of the following. We support the Salvation Army overnight voucher distribution site by feeding those who come for assistance.  Join us to help cook, serve or both.  Ways you can help:
  • Prepares meals  (for more information, contact Betsy White)
  • Serve meals (meet in the kitchen at 2:30 pm to carpool) or at Mt. Zion for 3:15 pm
  • Donate money for vouchers.  A $15 voucher provides a night at the shelter, a hot meal, shower and bed.
  • Collect hotel shampoos, soaps, lotions, toiletries, deodorant, wash clothes, toothbrushes & toothpaste, combs, brushes, baby wipes, body wipes, body powder, sunscreen, sun hats, and rain ponchos and flip flops from Dollar Tree.  
  • On-going collection of gently used clothing, shoes, coats and purses
  • Special seasonal Christmas collection of NEW socks and underwear for men, women and children.  
Contact Person:  Betsy White

St. Mark's Homeless Meals Every month that includes a 5th Sunday
We prepare and serve a meal for people who are homeless or just in need of a good meal in the Treme area after St. Mark's Sunday church service.  Food is prepared the Saturday before for about 150 people. Departure from Munholland is at 9:30 am and return by noon.  Groups or individuals are welcome to participate!  
Contact Person:  Betsy White 
Haiti Mission Trip
Haiti, known for the 2010 Earthquake, is perfect for the experienced mission team looking to grow deeper in their faith. Come and experience a culture that thrives on hope, is passionate about soccer, and is forever resilient.  Our team will have the opportunity to serve alongside the local church in urban or rural settings, and take part in a beautiful revival that is sweeping the nation.   More information provided when trips are scheduled. 
Contact Person:  Rev. AnnaKate Rawles

St. Mark's Homless Meal Program/North Rampart Community Center  We continue to serve meals to the homeless on an on-going basis as well as providing meals to the North Rampart Center on several Fridays during the year.  These are opportunities that are here in our city.  If you would like to help cook or serve, please contact Betsy.  Contact Person:  Betsy White 

Camp Istrouma Work Week
Held in the 1st quarter of the year - usually in March.  Join a team of volunteers from Munholland  to work on repairs, construction projects  
cleaning, painting, and more.  Camp Istrouma, Greenwell Springs, LA.  
Contact Person:  Barbara Harris 

UMW Hope Lodge Valentine Party Hosted by Munholland’s United Methodist Women’s group.  The party is held for patients undergoing chemotherapy  (and their families) who are staying at Hope Lodge. Food is prepared and served. Crafts are available, or you can just sit and socialize with people who are somewhat isolated from the outside world. Contact Person Pat Mitchell  or Pam Eversmeyer

Prayer Shawl MinistryJoin this group of knitters and crocheters as they prayer and create shawls. The shawls are then given to persons in need of comfort.  The groups meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Contact Name:  Carol Ruholl 

Habitat for Humanity Work Day: Spend a day helping to build or rebuild  a house in our city.   Jobs include building, hammering and painting.  Contact Person:  Steve Lloyd 


Church wide Clean-up Day: 
Help us to keep God's home clean.  Church cleanings are scheduled twice a year,  usually in the fall and spring.  Consists of light cleaning, gardening, minor repairs, etc. Contact Person:  Betsy White

United Methodist Men "To Do List" Project:  If you or someone you know in our Church family needs help with small household projects or task around the church.  Contact Person: Steve Zansler

Angel Tree Program:  Select a child's name and gift idea from one of the Christmas trees at the church entrances.   Assistance is needed in contacting the agenciestyping labels and sorting and delivering gifts.  Contact Person:  Anne Cutrer    

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Christmas Party:  An opportunity to help plan and participate in a party for families of prisoners.  Volunteers are needed to help with food, games, and distributing gifts collected through our Angel Tree project.    Contact Person:  Anne Cutrer 

School Uniform Drive:  We accept donations of NEW or gently used navy blue uniform pants of any size or money to purchase uniforms for students at Ella Dolhonde Elementary School/Trinity School. Contact Person: Anne Cutrer

Operation Christmas Child:  Join Franklin Graham's mission project by collecting items and filling shoe boxes with small gifts and a message of hope to needy children around the world or help man the collection center.  For more information, contact the church office at 504.834.9910.

UMW White Elephant Church SaleDonate items (no clothing) to this tremendous garage sale or help prepare food/desserts for the delicious dine in/take out lunch.  100% of the funds raised goes to local, regional and world-wide missions supported by the United Methodist Women.  Contact person: 

NOLA Campus MinistryJoin us as we gather with college students from Tulane and Loyola for their worship service on certain Sunday afternoons.  We prepare meals for the group and spend time getting to know the young adults who attend college in our community.  Meals generally serve 30-40 people. For more information contact the church office at 504.834.9910.

Kairos Prison Ministry:  This ministry ministers to incarcerated men and women.  It is an opportunity to bake cookies, serve on a team, pray for the ministry or donate funds.    Contact Person:  Anne Cutrer  

Summer Reading Program: Help sort and deliver snacks to Clancy Maggiore Elementary School daily during their summer reading program.  Contact Person:  Anne Cutrer