Missions & Outreach projects serve the local and global community. A brief description of each ministry is provided below. For more information, please contact the church office.
Reconciling Ministry Network – Since 2016, we have provided education, awareness, support, and advocacy for LGBTQIA persons and their families as we reach out to the church and community.
Friendly Stitchers – Love Knots and Friendly Stitchers make sewn, crocheted, and knitted items for Estes Park Health, the Estes Park Police Department, Crossroads Ministry, and other community nonprofits, and our members.
Community Garden – The Estes Valley Community Garden was spearheaded by volunteers from EPUMC. Its mission is to enrich the individual, social, and environmental health of the residents of the Estes Valley through gardening and gardening knowledge, by providing residents the opportunity to grow some of their own food, thus encouraging the community to become more sustainable. More information can be found at Estes Valley Community Garden.
Crossroads Ministry – Crossroads operates as a Christian service organization providing short-term assistance to low-income clients, ongoing services to clients on low fixed incomes, and encouraging self-sufficiency of clients through educational opportunities.
- Members of EPUMC serve on its governing board and volunteer many hours there each week. More information can be found at Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park.
- EPUMC financially support the program for ensuring at-risk teens have food.
- Our congregation also pays extracurricular fees for these teens.
World AIDS Day – Estes Park UMC takes an offering for World AIDS Day in December each year and have members who attend UM HIV AIDS Conferences. For more information go to www.umglobalaidsfund.com or to Center for Health and Hope in Denver.
Missionary Support – Traditional overseas projects include helping support a United Methodist missionary, Jennifer Moore, in North Macedonia. Newsletters from Jennifer are posted on the church website. We also help support a medical mission project in Africa: Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia.