Community Involvement

Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”                                                                          –Matthew 25:35-40

At Cargill UMC missions is a way of living.  It is sharing the love of Christ in prayer, worship and, most important, action.  Each individual can search for how God wants him or her to be in mission each day.  The work of the Missions Outreach Committee is to gather, organize, advertise and support mission opportunities – opportunities to give your time, your talents and your financial gifts.

 A generous gift from the Marquaret Trust is entrusted each year to the Mission Outreach Committee to meet local, national and global needs.  In addition, a portion of our apportionments is dedicated to support mission programs and administration of the UMC Conference.

Cargill UMC believes in serving our community.  We have opportunities for those who come here to serve others through our partnerships and friendships with local ministries.  God is at work through Cargill UMC’s many members and friends in these organizations, and others:

ECHO—Everyone Cooperating to Help Others
Cargill is a sponsoring faith community member and is active in a number of ways:

  • Participation on the volunteer board of directors
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Food donations, monetary contributions, school supplies, Christmas gifts

Faith Works (formerly Love INC)
Mission:  To mobilize and connect the body of Christ to reach our community.


Project 16:49—Rock County’s teen homeless initiative

  • Cargill participates in a variety of donation opportunities to assist homeless teens, watch for announcements
  • Cargill member Jayson Jorgensen initiated his own event:  “I Ride for 16:49” in the summer of 2013,

Meals on Wheels—meal delivery to seniors and the homebound

  • Periodic volunteer opportunities for all ages, M-F, 11a.m.-12:30a.m. for 2 weeks every 5 months
  • Check the information board in Fellowship Hall
  • Contacts: Rocke and Sue Schroeder

CROP hunger walk
CROP Hunger Walk
—Community wide event sponsored by Church World Service, organized locally to raise funds to end hunger both here and around the world.

  • Representation on city-wide planning committee
  • Walkers and financial support for the walk
  • Cargill UMC has been the host church on event day


Cedar Crest—Janesville retirement community, affiliated with the United Methodist Church

  • A Health & Welfare Ministry of the Wisconsin Methodist Conference
  • Cargill members are members of the Cedar Crest Board
  • Volunteers provide transportation to/from church and other programs
  • Provide lay leader volunteers/staff for worship services on site
  • Caring Ministries visits
  • Cargill UMC circles/members assist with activities and other volunteer opportunities

GIFTS Men’s Shelter
—helping to provide food, shelter, spirituality & hope

  • Cargill hosts 3-4 weeks per year.
  • Volunteers in many capacities needed—watch for sign up opportunities

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Bountiful Blessings—free community meal

  • Monthly free community meal hosted at Cargill UMC
  • Third Saturday of each month
  • Volunteer opportunity, connecting with members, friends & visitors
  • Contact kitchen coordinator Becky Saliby or Sara Pederson

Adult Missions Projects

  • To support periodic community & regional needs
  • Building projects, assisting moves, yard work, etc.
  • Opportunities announced as needed; let church office know that you are willing to help

CornerstoneCornerstone of Hope

  • Covenant church, providing prayer, volunteer and financial support


  • Mission Outreach project
  • Sales support ethical fair trade of gift and craft products from a variety of developing countries

Youth Mission Projects

  • Local and regional trips and projects with a goal of helping others

HealthNet: The year looks bright for HealthNet of Rock County, Inc.  as we continue to transtition into a fully electronic medical record system, expand patient education education activities and provide the best possible care  – with campasion –to our patients who would otherwise not be able to receive affordable  healthcare.


Undie Sunday


YWCA Valentine Project

Blanket Sunday

Marshall Middle School Partnership