Volunteer With Us
United Church of the Valley works diligently to meet the ever changing needs of the communities in which we live. We believe we are called to continue the work of our Jesus Christ in this world.
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?
We have several volunteer programs in our area that need your help:
Animal Friends of the Valleys - Home - Animal Friends
Murrieta United Methodist Food Pantry - contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project T.O.U.C.H. - http://www.projecttouchonline.com/
Rancho Damacitas - http://4kidsfirst.org/
Vineyard Place - contact Erin Morisaki 951.387.6855 email@example.com
Murrieta Food Pantry
United Church of the Valley supports the Food Pantry which is located at Murrieta United Methodist Church. We are proud of the fact that the pantry hands out food to any individual in need (average of 150 families per week)...no names or questions asked. The food is distributed every Friday morning. We are able to touch lives in profound ways and meet some wonderful people.
Blessing of the Backpacks
The United Church of the Valley is derived from the the Congregationalist tradition and we have a long history of supporting education. For the past 5 years, we have donated backpacks full of school supplies and a note of support to foster children, who are among the least educated subgroup in our country. With a realization that education and knowledge are power, UCV provides these educational instruments so some of our most vulnerble individuals may realize their potential. These backpacks are blessed during a Sunday Service in August, when our congregation acknowledges the hard work and dedication of educators and offers a blessing to all students returning to school.
Last year, members of our congregation made and donated bags filled with necessities to an organization that helps the homeless and mentally ill individuals. In keeping with the words of Jesus, what you do to the least of these, you do to me.
This wonderful ministry continues to do a wonderful job keeping in touch with those who cannot make the journey to church every Sunday and keeps the congregation aware and updated. The Rooftop Ministry is a lay leadership program who visit people in the hospital and during times of illness at their homes. We arrange transportation, provide meals, and provide words of encouragement and support.