Saturday, April 19, 2014

What Could You Do?

Easter Special Offering

Each year, our Church & Society Committee designates the recipient of our special offering on Easter Sunday (this is in addition to regular pledges and giving.) This year, there are two benefactors of your special generosity on Resurrection Sunday:

  •  GLOBAL: half of the offering will go toward our covenant support for United Methodist Missionary Rev. Romy Del Rosario. Originally from the Phillipines and with deep ties to the U.M.C. in southern California, Romy is the Country Director for mission in Cambodia, where he also serves as a district superintendent. See more at:
  • LOCAL: half of the offering will go to Food Share, Ventura County’s food bank. One in six of our county’s residents need food and/or shelter; this includes not only the homeless but children, seniors—sometimes people right across your street. Food Share is in its 36th year of meeting these needs through multiple programs and partner agencies: in 2012-13, they provided food to 75,000 people every month. For every $1 donated, Food Share turns that into $5 of healthy food for those in need. Let’s be part of this good work right where we live.

Camarillo United Methodist Church has many outreach ministries, including:

(Click on any title below to go to that outreach area's page. )

Caring Ministries

Endowment Fund

Prayers and Squares



Volunteer Opportunities

Medical Supply Donations - Help CUMC support the community by donating durable medical equipment to our supply room. Wheelchairs (with foot rests please) are needed. We can accept items such as walkers and shower chairs, but no large items like electric wheelchairs or beds. These are then loaned to Camarillo residents for as long as they need them. Call the church office at 482-4312 (M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm) for more information.


Food Pantry Needs Restocking - The Camarillo Food Pantry at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church  and other reserves have been dwindling faster than can be kept up. With the economy in such a state of flux, there are fewer commodities available for use in our local Food Programs. At the same time, the number of people they are serving has reached new heights. We support the local food pantry by collecting canned goods (fruits, vegetables or even meat and tuna), boxes of rice, cereal, and mac-n-cheese boxed dinners at the Information Station on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month. Let us give thanks to God for the bounty so freely bestowed on us, by sharing with those who are in need.
Change is Good - When you're in church on Sunday mornings, put your loose change in the offering plate to help our missionaries in Cambodia and Chile.  This is an on-going effort.