Service & Outreach

JOin us for a mission outreach project!

Are you interested in doing some volunteer missions work for Catalina UMC?  If so, contact the church office at [email protected] or     (520) 327-4296 so we can connect you to help make a difference in our Tucson community. Here are some of our mission outreach projects that are planned for 2024:

Primavera Men’s Shelter

Catalina UMC is scheduled to cook and serve on the 4th Saturday of every month in 2024, from approximately 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The menu is planned and the grocery shopping is done by team leaders. The work involves standing and lifting while we cook and serve. All volunteers who are vaccinated, gloved, and over the age of 12 are welcome.

Next Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024

Casa Maria Soup Kitchen

In 2024 Catalina will be scheduled to provide the soup approximately every six weeks. We will need 3 people to make up each of those work teams. The schedule involves early morning work on assigned Saturday mornings, cooking a pre-planned menu of chicken-vegetable soup or another recipe. We start early, (approximately 6:30 am and we are finished by approximately 10:30 am). All the grocery shopping is done by a team leader. This work involves standing, lifting, cooking and serving in a very small kitchen. All volunteers who are vaccinated, gloved, and over the age of 12 are welcome. (Masks may be required, as determined each month).

Next Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Market on the Move

This outreach is growing each year. We are scheduled for the 3rd Saturdays of February – May, (from about 7:00 am to 9:00 am), we will need 5 -10 people to work sorting and distributing fresh produce on a “drive-through” basis. This project offers mixed boxes of fresh produce, (up to 60 lbs), for only $10.00. If you volunteer with our Market on the Move outreach, you will have the opportunity to greet our church neighbors as they drive up, open their vehicle trunks, and receive their food. Although we can provide some folding chairs, this project involves some lifting and is subject to weather conditions that can be cold in the early months and hot in the later months. Volunteers should be vaccinated and gloved.

Next Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Making

Join us to make 1000 sandwiches for a local shelter. We will have time for our volunteers to SIT, fellowship, and work together! This is an outreach that does NOT require hours of standing or heavy lifting.

Next Date: To Be Announced

Our community outreach includes

  • Angel Tree – Spread joy with gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated.
  • Blenman Elementary School – Provide school supplies and food packets.
  • Casa Maria, TIHAN, Primavera Men’s Shelter – Cook and serve meals
  • The Inn – Providing hospitality to immigrants seeking asylum.
  • Market on the Move – Distributing rescued produce.

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