In December of 2013, First Methodist Lubbock began a partnership with Bayless Elementary in Lubbock to provide resources, mentors, and prayers to some of the most disadvantaged kids in the Lubbock Independent School District.
There are many avenues available for volunteering at Bayless at 58th and Avenue U. Below, you will find many on-going outreach projects, as well as, one time events. Both are a great way to put your faith into action!
Taking Love to Children (TLC) Weekend Meal Bags
This is an opportunity to remove one of the most significant educational barrier, HUNGER.
Every Friday during the school year, 100 bags of food will be provided to the children at Bayless designated by the Bayless Social Worker. The bags should contain at least 10 items from the list below:
- Animal Crackers
- Cereal in individual plastic cups
- Pop tarts
- Cheese & Crackers
- Pudding snack cups
- Fruit Bars or Rollups
- Ravioli cups
- Fruit Cups
- Saltine Crackers
- Granola Bars (NO NUTS)
- Sunflower Seeds
- Teddy Grahams
Email Shera Atkinson for more information.
Christmas with Bayless
In December, we collected 350 hoodies for students at Bayless. Thank you!!
KiDs Beach Club
This is an innovative ministry with 3rd-5th grade students to mobilize FUMC to take the message of Christ into the heart of Bayless. Beach Club will meet at Bayless on Thursdays at 3:30 to 4:30 in the school gym during the school year. Scripture is incorporated into the program and reinforces the character counts program taught at the school.
The curriculum and activities are provided by KiDs Beach Club. Please contact the coordinator for more information. Email Steffany Ward for more information.
Easter Egg Hunt
Every Easter FUMC has a combined Easter Egg Hunt with Bayless Elementary. This is an amazing opportunity to meet the children, families and teachers at Bayless. The impressive numbers to continue into the future are: 20,000 Easter Eggs, 3,000 hotdogs, over 1,000 children, and 104 FUMC volunteers.