Morgan Hill United Methodist Church


Do Something!

Proide Hospitality
Altar FlowersYou may dedicate flowers on the altar for a special occasion, in honor or memory of a loved one. Sign up online by contacting Mary Richardson, or sign up in the Fellowship Hall.
Fellowship Time SnacksDo you have the gift of hospitality? Sign up in the Fellowship Hall to be a fellowship host for a Sunday. For each Sunday, we ask volunteers to bring snacks in one of 3 categories: sweets, fruit & vegetables, and savory (cheese & crackers, small sandwiches, small bagels & cream cheese, etc.). Plan to bring enough for 20 people (each category). Coffee is provided by the church. Thank you for helping make our coffee & snack time welcoming!

Help Others, Help Ourselves

Serve a Hot Meal at "Sharing The Bounty"

On Wednesday evenings, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, in our Fellowship Hall, we serve a hot meal to anyone who needs it. The food is prepared by Martha's Kitchen, so all we have to do is serve our guests! Volunteers are needed to help in many ways.

Coffee on MainEach Monday morning, we provide snacks and coffee to the day workers who gather on Main Street. Meet at the corner of Main St. and Depot St. at 7:45am. Contact Greg Huffman for more information.
Dresses for HaitiExpanding a project shared with us by Pastor Dawn, we are making simple dresses for girls in Haiti, as well as other items of clothing needed by people in the community of Thomas. Contact Megan Richardson for more information.
Nina's Knitters and Crocheters This United Methodist Women's circle invites those who have never knit or crocheted, as well as those who won prizes at a State Fair, to work on projects such as lap blankets and prayer shawls. Instruction, assistance and supplies provided. Generally meets the 3rd Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m., alternately at Morgan Hill and Gilroy United Methodist Churches. Check your weekly announcements to confirm the location for the next meeting. Contact Nancy Sager for more info.
Contribute to the Church While You Shop with "Benefit" BENEFIT is a mobile app that allows users to create "digital gift cards" that can be used to pay for goods and services. Participating retailers include Walmart, Target, Lowe's, and Amazon; participating restaurants include Chili's, Applebees, Panera Bread, and Starbuck's. See more info at Benefit Mobile.
Benefit Mobile
Contribute to the Church While You Shop with "Amazon Smile" When you select our church as a recipient of Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the church! Go to smile.amazon.com, and search for "Morgan Hill United Methodist Church." Select us as the recipient, and you're good to go!
Amazon Smile

Shop Our Online Bookstore

Shop at MHUMC's Cokesbury Bookstore! Receive a 20% discount on many books, Bibles, software, and music offered at Cokesbury.com, plus the church receives a 5% rebate on qualified purchases!

Cokesbury Virtual Bookstore
Buy Thoughtfully with Fair TradeSupport small-scale farmers around the world by buying fairly-traded coffee, tea, chocolate, and other items. In Morgan Hill, some grocery and other stores sell fair-trade items; look for specific labeling. Online, you can purchase from Equal Exchange through the UMCOR Coffee Project. See more info here.
Dinner at the ArmoryDuring the winter months, we provide dinner to the folks at the Gilroy Armory. The Youth are responsible for dinner the 1st Sunday of each month, and the whole church provides dinner on the 3rd and 5th Sundays. For more information or to volunteer to help, call Denise Melroy or Sandra Perryman. See typical menus and recipes. The Armory is a cold-weather shelter operated by Emergency Housing Consortium. Remember - all volunteer servers must provide a copy of their current negative tuberculosis test report.
Audio BooksTape-record your reading of a children's book, to help a child learn to read. Literacy is a key element in avoiding homelessness. Contact Carol Frazer for more info.

Small Group Ministries
Prayer TeamPrayer requests are sent via email; each participant is asked to dedicate at least 30 minutes each week in prayer. Contact Megan Richardson for more info.
YouthSee the Youth web page for meeting times, scheduled events, and contact info.
Good Grief! Support Group Meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 2pm in the church Annex. This is a support group for those experiencing loss, providing compassion and understanding. The group is facilitated by Pat Egan, MFT Intern. Contact Pat for more information.
Stress Management Group Meets 1st and 3rd Monday evenings at 5:45pm-7pm in the Annex. The group is facilitated by Pat Egan, MFT Intern.
Women's Workshop Meets 2nd and 4th Monday evenings at 5:15pm-6:30pm in the Annex. The group is facilitated by Pat Egan, MFT Intern.
Choir Meets every Monday evening at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. We sing music ranging from a'capella spirituals to "Godspell" pieces to contemporary Christian songs. Perfect pitch is not required, just a willingness to have fun while singing. For more information, contact our director, Wanda Garrett.
Armchair Theologians Study Group Meets Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm-9pm. Join this open-ended group opportunity to share and discuss how theology affects our lives. Gather with friends to exchange, share, and test our experiences and opinions along our faith journey together. For more information contact Pastor Patrick.
Confident Parents Skills Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm, in the Annex. To support those working with families and kids, this support group focuses on developing communication skills, mutual respect, setting up successful family meetings, and empowering kids. It is facilitated by Pat Egan, MA. For more information contact Pat.
Morgan Hill Circle of Care Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 4pm, in the Annex. This Caregivers Workshop is facilitated by Pat Egan, MA. For more information contact Pat.
United Methodist Women (UMW) The United Methodist Women meet periodically through the year for fellowship and working on outreach projects. We support La Isla Pacifica* of Community Solutions, the local food bank Reach Out, Morgan Hill's Centennial Recreation Center Senior Center, the national United Methodist Women, and other groups ministering to women and families. For more information, contact Carol Swartz.

*La Isla Pacifica is a shelter for battered women, part of Community Solutions network of services.


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