We are an active congregation, serving in a variety of local and national organizations. We invite you to investigate the links below and see where you might like to participate being the hands and feet of Christ in our community and beyond.
Relay for Life
Each year we compile a team to enter the Cancer fundraising effort known as Relay for Life. It is held at the BC High School, requires a team leader and as many participants as possible. We choose a theme, set a funding goal and solicit donations, then have a good time at the overnight event, walking the track with all the other participants. This spring our team raised the most amount of funds than any other team! For more information about joining the BCUMF team contact our team leader. Visit Website >>
Nevadans for the Common Good (NCG)
BCUMF is a member of NCG, a non-profit, non-partisan organization formed in 2012 whose membership is approximately 40 faith-based institutions and social service non-profits. NCG’s mission is to educate and train citizens for participation in public life and to build relational power for collective action in the pursuit of justice and the common good in solidarity with others across lines of race, class, and religion. Key concerns for NCG are issues related to the elderly, education, and immigration. NCG is currently focusing on potential privitization of Nevada’s Medicaid services for the blind, aged, and disabled and the shortage of teachers/licensed staff in the Clark County School District. For more information on NCG and these actions, please contact Barbara Paulsen. Visit Website >>
A one-year period of guiding a 1st generation college student through the freshman year at Nevada State College. You will be assigned a student and are expected to meet with the student a minimum of 3 times each semester.
Several of our members volunteer with Medical Services of American Home Health and visit with hospice patients in the Boulder City area. Training is required. Please contact Michelle Gold volunteer coordinator.
Hats and Hands
Hats and Hands, a program coordinated by the United Methodist churches in the Las Vegas Valley, distributes hats, scarves, socks and gloves to the homeless throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Most of the items are handmade by individuals and groups throughout the community in an effort to prevent illness and injury caused by exposure to the cold during the winter months. Contact Ida Hansen to participate. Visit Website >>
United Methodist Social Ministries (UMSM)
For 30 years UMSM has served the Las Vegas Valley community through its food pantry, its Fostering in Faith program, and other outreach activities. BCUMF has supported UMSM in its activities and for over 5 years has provided pantry volunteers one Sunday each month. Through this 30-year time span there has been vast change and growth in the Las Vegas Valley and a significant expansion of social services and food pantries. It is time for UMSM to evaluate all its programs and set a direction for the future. As of March 1, 2016, UMSM is ceasing all programming and is entering into a one-year visioning process. If any member of BCUMF would like to participate in the visioning process, contact the North District Leadership Team. Visit Website >>
Emergency Aid of Boulder City
We support Emergency Aid with both food and cash donations. Emergency Aid is a non-profit organization that supports Boulder City residents with a food pantry for low income households and rent and/or utility assistance for households that qualify for short-term emergency situations. Emergency Aid has an all volunteer staff, primarily composed of Boulder City residents. Visit Website >>
Lend A Hand of Boulder City
Several of our members volunteer with Lend A Hand, a local non-profit organization that provides medical transportation, in-home services, respite care and grocery shopping to BC seniors who qualify. Visit Website >>
Meals on Wheels
Several of our members deliver Meals on Wheels, a service provided to BC home-bound seniors on a daily basis through the Senior Center of BC. Visit Website >>
Boulder City Senior Center
The Senior Center of Boulder City has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Currently, our members are helping with kitchen duties and as Meals on Wheels drivers. Visit Website >>
Through Operation Zero / Citizens Removing and Eliminating Waste (OZ / CREW), the National Park Service engages community groups and families to experience Lake Mead National Recreation Area while working together to keep our park clean. OZ / CREW missions are in the spring and fall. A CREW consists of 5 to 10 members. We meet early in the morning at the designated marina and travel by boat to the area that will be cleaned. We return by noon. Contact Linda Robertshaw to volunteer.
Our Fellowship participates in the Family Promise program by providing nutritious and delicious meals for homeless families in transition. The families spend their days at the Family Promise training center in Las Vegas preparing for the transition to permanent housing and overnight in area churches. Grace Community Church is the local host. To volunteer please contact Chuck Barbour. Visit Website >>
United Methodist Committee on Relief
The UMCOR is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to assisting the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need, regardless of their race, religion gender, or sexual orientation, in the United States and more than 80 other countries. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. Visit Website >>
Sierra Service Project
Each summer our youth participate in the Sierra Service Project. Through acts of service repairing homes in rural and urban communities and service in Central America, SSP invites youth and young adults into a closer relationship with God and to experience the transformative power of serving people who have a culture and life experience different from their own. Visit Website >>
Our visitation team visits and keeps contact with our home bound members. Isolation can be a difficult part of living alone and being unable to get out. Our team helps to improve the lives of our older members and brings the love of Christ with each visit. For more information please contact Pat Benke or Valerie Chapman.
Our United Methodist Discipline states that all life is valuable. We are working to abolish the death penalty in Nevada and in the United States. Please join us in the fight. Visit Website >>