Local & Global Outreach

Together, our churches are making a lasting impact in the communities we serve.

Serving Opportunities

Global Outreach

There is a world waiting on us to bring the hope and love of Jesus to them. So find your trip, sign up, and let’s get going! Your life will never be the same.

Local Outreach

We love God by loving others right here in our community. We provide multiple opportunities throughout the year to be a blessing to those around us. View our list of local opportunities below.

Local Outreach

We love God by loving others right here in our community. We provide multiple opportunities throughout the year to be a blessing to those around us. View our list of local opportunities below.

Missions Opportunities

We have opportunities to serve GUMC and out community. Find the serving opportunity that fits you!

BBQ Ministry

Serving the church and community by cooking meat on a grill!  A passion for serving and hanging out with fun people are all that’s required.  Contact: Joel Freeman at jf4953@att.net.

Be The Church

Several times a year we leave the building to serve the community in various ways.    Do you have ideas for ways we can serve? Would you like to participate? Join us!  Contact Pastor Brock Gillman at brockgillman@gmail.com.

Care Team

We provide meals, cards and general support for   people going through difficulty.  We also provide food for funeral receptions at the church.  Contact:  Karen Emerson at karenemerson13@yahoo.com.

Children & Family Ministries

We love our kids at GUMC!  Family is important to us! There are many events coordinated by the Children & Family Ministry Team including: Kid’s Church, Princess Ball, Back to School, Pumpkin Patch, the Helicopter Easter Egg Drop and many more. Come join in! Contact: Amy Howell at amy@grueneumc.org.

Church by the River

Church by the River:  A ministry serving those in need and without homes.  We have a worship service and provide food and clothing assistance the last Saturday of each month at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Public Boat Ramp. Contact: Pastor Brock Gillman at brock@grueneumc.org.

Family Promise

Family Promise:  We provide shelter, food and fellowship four times a year to families that are struggling to stay together in the face of extreme financial hardship.  Contacts:  Jesse Franklin at jfranklin210@hotmail.com.

Hospitality Team

Hospitality Team:  We cheerfully meet and greet all who come through our doors by serving refreshments on Sunday mornings.  Contact:  Mike Lawson at miklaw116@gmail.com.

Media Ministry

Our main purpose is to share all that God is doing through and with Gruene via graphics, video & web.    Contact: Kendel Marou at

Nursery Ministries

We provide professional nursery care on Sunday mornings and at most church events.  Volunteers are welcome and needed!   Contact: Nursery Director, Brandi Carnes at  brandi@grueneumc.org

Office Angels

We meet Friday mornings at 9:30 am to help fold Sunday Bulletins. Also assist with filing, basic computer data entry, answering phones, and other special administrative projects.   Contact: Nadia Hoffman at nadia@grueneumc.org.

Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministers are trained lay people who provide one-on-one prayerful support to anyone going through challenging times.   If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or in receiving care from one of the trained ministers, please contact: Pastor Dan Harrington at dan@grueneumc.org.

Steve’s Pantry

We serve the community in a variety of ways including serving food through the Emergency Food Bag Ministry, SOS Food Bank participation, and the Backpack Ministry.   We are always open to new volunteers!  Contact: Stephanie Anderson at stevespantry@grueneumc.org.

Sunday Morning Servant Team

We make sure everyone who walks in to worship feels welcomed and loved through serving as ushers, greeters and communion servers.   Contact: Kate Giddeon at k8ydid142003@yahoo.com

Youth Ministries

We are blessed at GUMC to have a great group of youth.  There are small groups throughout the week and we all gather on Sundays at Five:32 for food, fun, fellowship and Jesus! Contact: Alyssa Rowe at alyssa@grueneumc.org.