Outreach & Missions

Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these…you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40
Pearl River United Methodist Church offers a variety of outreach and mission opportunities regularly which, enable us to respond to the needs of our community and the world through acts of service and love. Below are a few highlights of our outreach ministries.
 
Treats for Seniors
On the third Sunday of every month, we invite you to bring a sugar free dessert and/or fresh fruit with you and we in turn take them to the guests of the Pearl River Senior Center. They are very thankful for the special treats we serve them.
 
Food Drives
Our Ladies Ministry Team, which meets on the third Thursday of every month, sponsors several food drives a year, to help stock the shelves at Second Harvest Food Bank right here in Pearl River. We assist with the Food Ministry sponsored
by Community Christian Concern on designated Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the old Precious Pearls. We also provide Thanksgiving Food Baskets to families in need in our community every November.
 
Men’s Group 
Our Men’s Group is a service-minded team, who assist in minor repairs, yard work, and other special projects in our congregational family and in the community.
 
Youth Missions
Our Youth Group regularly engages in acts of service, like creating “Manna Bags,” filled with non-perishable food items, water, and socks for the hungry and homeless and hand out water bottles at the Pearl River Mardi Gras parade. During the summer, the Youth plan a mission trip.
 
Christmas Mission Offering
It has become our tradition to give away our entire offering on Christmas Eve to missions. We challenge each family to give an equal value of what they spend on Christmas gifts towards our Christmas Mission Offering. Together our offerings make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and adults both locally and globally. In 2017, we raised $10,000 for our Christmas Mission Offering, which was given away to the Louisiana United Methodist Children’s Home, Community Christian Concern, the hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico and our local church and community missions. 
 
Coffee with the Pastor
Join our Pastor Susie at McDonald’s in Pearl River every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. for coffee, fellowship and conversation. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our congregants and talk with Pastor Susie about you interests and life. Bring your friends and neighbors.