Lake Cities UMC Community Involvement
Through our outreach ministries, as a congregation, we are empowered to expand God’s kingdom in and to the surrounding community. Our Open Doors Ministry oversees our church website and has updated it to include our mission and vision statements as well as an online payment option for giving. In addition, through a hospitality team of more than 30 families, they work to ensure that first time contact with visitors is a positive experience, that church signage and facilities are adequate, and that all visitors feel welcome.
Footprints Preschool, a Christian education ministry of our church, is one of the most effective outreach programs at Lake Cities UMC, serving 92 families from the surrounding community. With a staff of 18, they not only provide excellent preschool education, but offer a Christian witness to these families as well.
Our Children’s Ministry provides an annual Vacation Bible School program that not only educates, but also provides a safe, fun, and creative environment for children in the Lake Cities area to experience God’s love. This past summer 119 children attended, over half of which were from outside Lake Cities UMC.
One Thursday per month, our Golden Agers gather in our Family Life Center for food and fellowship. This group has been gathering for more than 20 years and has always provided a wonderful opportunity for our seniors to gather together to eat, play, and visit.
In addition to these ministries, we offer support to North Central Texas College (NCTC) as a satellite campus, sponsor Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 424, and lend our facilities to Habitat for Humanity, The Lake Dallas Cemetery Association, Spirit of Christmas, and several other community-based groups.