Missions and Outreach

 Missions: providing ways for our blessed church family to be a blessing to others.


by Gregg Freeman - Missions Ministry Team Member

Greg and Toni FreemanShortly after moving to Saint George, my wife and I attended a play at the Tuacahn Theater. Before the presentation began, the Master of Ceremonies addressed the audience and quietly asked “Would all of the teachers in the audience please stand?” As many people rose from their seats, he said “If you can read tonight’s program, please thank the wonderful teachers in your life.” The speaker then asked all of the active military and veterans to stand. Several hundred people rose, and the MC said “Please look around you. We can thank these people that we have the freedom to be here this evening.” It was a very memorable celebration of the contributions that these groups of special people have made in our collective lives.

For the past several months, while attending church, I have looked over our congregation and been awed at the number of people that I recognized from their service on SHUMC mission projects; people who have routinely donated their time to feed the hungry at the Soup Kitchen, or the local homeless shelter. Volunteers who have assisted at the Utah Food Bank, and Crop Walks, and who have ensured that less fortunate children have backpacks and supplies for school. People who have painted and repaired a struggling Navajo church in Diwozibikooh assisted hurricane victims in Texas, and even journeyed as far as Saipan to assist flood victims there; people who will probably never be recognized before a Tuacahn performance, but who have touched the lives of so many in such positive ways. More importantly, though, I know that these are people who will one day be asked to stand before the One who matters most and can humbly say “Yes, Lord, I served.”

The Missions Ministry Team (including our newest members Kim Riley and Erica Dretzin!) appreciate the members of the congregation that freely give of their time and talent in serving the less fortunate in our community. For those who are unable to serve due to illness or other limitations, please continue to support our SMUHC volunteers in your prayers as we all endeavor to walk in Christ’s example here on earth.

Now you are the body of Christ—1 Cor. 12:27
Christ has no body now on earth but yours
No hands but yours,
No feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ
Is to look out on a hurting world.
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless now.
—Teresa of Avila



Pinecliff Camp:
Thanks to those from Shepherd of the Hills UMC who donated their time2015 Pinecliff crew and labor to the care and repairs needed at Pinecliff Camp!! Located less than two hours from Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, in the foothills of the Uinta Mountains, Pinecliff Camp offers a comfortable, relaxing, and rustic atmosphere. Pinecliff also offers Christian youth camps for Elementary and Jr. High age campers in the summer.

Mission Opportunities:  Every day McCurdy Ministries receives Boxtops and Campbell's labels in the mail from around the country. Currently we have over 1,600,000 labels that will be used in September to order a new 2015 seven-passenger van for MuCurdy Ministries. We are grateful for your support and excited about reaching our goal for a new van. In addition, McCurdy Ministries prepares and submits all Boxtops received on behalf of McCurdy Charter School. SHUMC thanks everyone for helping make this possible for McCurdy schools. Please continue to bring in boxtrops and labels and place them in the designated box located in the narthex.







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