Sunnyvale United Methodist Church
Formerly Trinity and First UMC
California-Nevada Conference
El Camino Real District

Pastor Jay Parr

Church & Society

• Outreach Mission

• Local Missions

• World Missions

Fund for Humanity


Church and Society

SUMC's Church and Society mission area works to make our contributions felt in a needy world. Our goal is to give attention to local and larger community ministries of compassion, justice, and advocacy. Each project is researched and studied to assure our money is spent wisely. The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church directs our outreach to include church and society, global ministries, higher education and campus ministry, health and welfare, Christian unity and interreligious concerns, religion and race, and the status and role of women.

During the Advent season, many members elect to give a gift in the name of a loved one in lieu of purchasing a gift. Gifts are encouraged throughout the year for special occasions. A gift card is sent to the person you honor when the donation is deposited in the offering plate or mailed to the church office. We believe this is a creative alternative to other traditional gifts.

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took me into your home, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me." Matthew 25:35-36
Suggestions for Giving
World Missions   Habitat for Humanity, working in partnership with low income families, builds simple, well-constructed, affordable houses in the United States and around the world. Volunteer labor and donations of materials, land and money from churches, businesses, foundations and individuals make it possible to build affordable housing.  East Bay/Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity, Inc., is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
  Habitat for Humanity International*

 Heifer Project International*

This national organization provides livestock for people to feed themselves and share.
  Southern Poverty Law Center The Southern Poverty Law Center is a social action organization that is winning battles of racism through Teaching Tolerance curriculum and bringing civil lawsuits bankrupting the Ku Klux Klan.
  United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)* UMCOR responds to natural disaster relief in the United States and more than eighty countries. Trinity supports UMCOR through gifts of money and material goods.
Local Missions Family Supportive Housing, Inc.*

Based in San Jose, this agency's mission is to provide shelter and supportive services to homeless families in Santa Clara County, to empower them to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency in our community.


West Valley Community Services and Sunnyvale Community Services

Trinity supports these local agencies through fund raisers and volunteer hours. All are welcome to volunteer.

  Kuddles for Kids Kuddles for Kids workshops make stuffed animals for children at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Twelve months of the year members gather to make soft fabric animals. The group meets the third Saturday of each month from 10 am to 11:30 am. Currently on PAUSE.
  Sierra Service Project* This project assists in providing youth with a summer service experience repairing and weatherizing homes of low income families.
  SUMC's Church & Society Outreach Fund Monies are distributed throughout the year to church-sponsored agencies for emergency needs due to natural disasters, and other causes.
Volunteers in Mission
Volunteers travel throughout the California-Nevada Conference and the world repairing, painting and building for churches, homes and Conference camps that have been damaged by disaster or are in need of repair or rebuilding. The CARE-A-VANers travel by RV to various locations throughout the United States to repair or rebuild where needed.
 *Designates Advance Specials recommended for funding by the United Methodist Church, the California-Nevada Annual Conference, or the El Camino Real District.
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