Making a difference for jesus christ

in our world

Arlington Heights United Methodist Church has a heart for missions in our community and our world. 

Scroll down to see many expressions of the missional life of our congregation.

AHUMC Mission Opportunities

For more information about any of these mission opportunities, please contact Rev. Allen Lutes.

  • Five & Two Food Truck

    The Five & Two Food Truck serves food monthly at the Women's and Children's Center and also at the Patriot House, both specialized communities within the Presbyterian Night Shelter. The Five & Two Food Truck also provides disaster relief and support throughout the community. If you would like to be notified of volunteer opportunities by email, click here.

  • Kids Hope

    Each school year, adults from our congregation serve as mentors and prayer partners with students at North Hi Mount elementary in our neighborhood. Spending one hour a day in one-on-one time with the students, adults build relationships and serve as caring adults in the students' lives. To volunteer to serve with Kids Hope, please contact Linda Allen.

  • Student Missions

    Each summer, youth and adults from AHUMC participate in a week-long mission trip. Additionally, throughout the year, youth engage with our neighbors at the Presbyterian Night Shelter, Project Transformation, and other community organizations.

  • Project Transormation

    AHUMC adults and youth read and play with children in Fort Worth as part of a significant literacy effort that takes place every summer in area churches. Click here to learn more about Project Transformation in the Central Texas Conference.

  • United Methodist Women

    AHUMC UMW members meet regularly to engage in acts of mission. They also participate in a book club and fundraising for mission projects.

    For more information about UMW, please contact Nancy Smith.

  • United Methodist Men

    United Methodist Men is a group for Christian Fellowship and Service among the men of AHUMC. The group supports youth scholarships and other missions with meal fundraisers throughout the year. They also engage in small construction projects for the church and community.

    For more information, contact Van Burroughs.

  • Kairos

    Kairos is an international Christian ministry addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, and children, and ministering to their families and those who work in the prison environment. AHUMC members volunteer in a variety of ways with the prison ministry, both inside the prisons and out.

    For more information, contact Paul Cox. 

  • Como Mobile food pantry

    On the third Friday of each month, volunteers from AHUMC join with others to operate a mobile food pantry to provide fresh and healthy food options to hundreds of families. All ages are welcome - there is something for everyone to do! 

    For more information, contact Rev. Allen Lutes.

  • Our Covenant Missionary

    Gaston Nkulu Ntambo is a missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Gaston serves as a pilot and mechanic with the Wings of the Morning Aviation Ministry, which provides air transportation for those who are critically ill in hard-to-reach areas of Africa, especially in emergency situations. 

    Click on the picture to the left to watch a video about Gaston's ministry.

  • Casas Por Cristo International Mission Trip

    In the spring, adults from AHUMC partner with others (past partners include the TCU Wesley Foundation and University UMC) to travel to Acuna, Mexico to build a house for a family. Beginning only with the foundation, team members construct a home and then joyfully participate in a special worship service at the end of the week to present a Bible and a set of keys to the family who will inhabit this new home. For more information, please contact Rev. Allen Lutes.

  • Other Mission Opportunities

    AHUMC members participate in monthly mission collections in the Atrium (i.e. socks & blankets for the homeless, school uniform drive, Thanksgiving baskets, etc.) We also have an adopt-a-school relationship with North Hi Mount Elementary & Jo Kelly School, a school for profoundly handicapped children and youth. We have participated in meal assembly through Feeding Children Everywhere, and annually host an Adoption Tree to provide gifts for children at Christmas.