As a church, we see ourselves as an integral part of our community and world, not an institution separate from them. We are committed to engaging with our neighbors throughout North County and all of San Diego, as well as to serving our world through global mission trips and the support of missionaries abroad. Find out more about our partnerships with organizations and programs both locally and around the world by following the links below.

See our events page for more information on upcoming outreach opportunities in our area.

Light Your World

Every year, SDUMC turns our usual Sunday worship into a church-wide day of service. Projects are designed for people of all ages and abilities. Stay tuned for more details on this year’s Light Your World Sunday.

Local Outreach

Our church is active in the following ministries that support our community:

  • Bread of Life – prepare and serve dinner at the homeless shelter in Oceanside.
  • Fill-a-Belly – prepare and serve meals at a weekly relational dinner for the homeless
  • Community Resource Center (CRC) – Help in food bank, thrift store, office assistance, events throughout the year, and holiday basket program. Follow this link for more information, Community Resource Center Opportunities.
  • Habitat for Humanity – Help build homes for limited income persons.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive – Help organize the regular blood drives at our church
  • Interfaith Shelter Network – Help our church host homeless guests for two weeks every year.
  • Laubach Literacy Council – Teach English to speakers of other languages.

Click here to view additional Community Volunteer Opportunities.

Global Outreach

Our church supports missionaries around the world (May have a link to the Neals newsletter?), and we send a team every year to Nicaragua. Our church is also active with:

  • Stop Hunger Now – provides food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime.
  • United Methodist Council on Relief (UMCOR) – provides disaster relief to crisis-stricken areas around the world.
  • Sierra Service Project – week-long mission trips to low-income areas of the western US to build and repair homes.

Ministry to our Church Family

The C.A.R.E. (Congregational Assistance Resources Encouragement) Team is group of trained volunteers who provide assistance, resources, and encouragement to church members in time of physical or emotional need, including:

  • Prayers
  • Respite for caregivers
  • Assistance with referrals
  • Visits in hospital and at home
  • Transportation
  • Communion for the homebound
  • Note writing, phone calls and flower delivery

C.A.R.E Team Resource Links:

C.A.R.E. Team Chair – Lynne Calkins, 760.632.8029 or