Missions & Outreach

Ballard Backpack Buddies

- Donations to less fortunate children in the local communities

- Click here for a list of requested donations by month

- Coordinated By: SUMC Missions Committee

- Year-round with a different theme each month


Briefs for Baby Jesus

- New girls/boys undergarments donated to Ballard West Elementary

- Coordinated By: Eves

- December


Chicken Noodle Dinner

- 11am-7pm on Election Tuesday

- Coordinated By: United Methodist Men; Leroy Hornbuckle

- November


Christmas Caroling

- Around Slater

- Coordinated By: Slater Youth Group

- December


Clothes Pantry

- Local Ballard Clothes Pantry

- Coordinated By: Darla Hornbuckle

- July


Collecting Beverages & Canned Food Pop Tabs

- Donated to the Ronald McDonald House for Kids

- Coordinated By: Darla & Leroy Hornbuckle

- Year-round


Food Pantry

- Click here for a list of needed donations

- Located at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church

- Coordinated By: Craig & Judy Whitney

- Contact: 228-3076

- Year-round


Fourth of July Events

- Ice Cream Stand with Sheldahl UMC

- Coordinated By: Volunteering Church Families & Church Members

- During the July 4th Celebration in Slater

Helping Hands

- A community of people that plan, organize, and strive to "help" others

- Coordinated By: Helping Hands

- Contact: Sue Duvick, Margie McKinney, or Judy Andrew

- Year-round; meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month

The Madrid Home

- Madrid Home Website

- Coordinated By: Darla and Leroy Hornbuckle

- Year-round

The Mitten Tree

- Donations to Ballard West Elementary

- Coordinated By: Eves

- November/December

Salvation Army Casseroles

- 12 casseroles per Quarter

- Coordinated By: United Methodist Women

- Year-round


School Supplies Donations

- Donated to Ballard Clothes Pantry for Ballard students

- Coordinated By: Eves

- July/August during Vacation Bible School