seasonal opportunities to serve

Below are some of our seasonal serving opportunities where you are welcome to participate. The best way to be notified of when these occur is to make sure you are signed up for Flocknote (the church's communication tool that includes email and text messaging options). 

  • Pumpkin patch

    Our pumpkin patch is an annual tradition and has it's own dedicated page with all the details here. 

  • Trunk or Treat

    Looking for a safe, fun, and free place to bring your family in Harlingen? 

    On October 31st, we will have a community outreach activity: Trunk or Treat! 

    We will be in our parking lot on the 4th Street side of the church, and we invite you to come set up and serve our community. Decorate your car, decorate yourself... bring some games, share candy, be creative!

  • Thanksgiving outreach

    On Thanksgiving Day, we will be hosting our Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The goal for this dinner is to provide a home-cooked, sit-down, family-style meal for the needy in our community to allow them to celebrate the holiday. 

    If you are interested in helping, you may come and join us -- we'd love to include you!

    [Sign Up Link Coming Closer to Event]

    Some of the most effective work we do at this dinner is the simple conversation around the table. Come join us to share the love of Jesus Christ - something we can all be thankful for!

  • angel tree

    Every December, our church is provided with a list of children from local schools with their needs. Our members generously sign-up to purchase items for the children and bring them to the church by a certain date. Sign-up lists for next year will be available in Sanctuary by the Christmas tree. 

  • college care packages

    College Care Packages are sent to members of our church or the children and/or grandchildren of members of our church twice a year, in the spring and fall. 

    The care packages include gift cards for pizza and coffee and are sent in a card that has a personal message from our pastor letting them know that they are being prayed for as they prepare for and take their final exams. 

    As for ways that a person can help, monetary donations are always welcome to help fund this ministry. Thank you for your generosity and supporting our college students!

    For more information, please contact Penni McCormick at

  • teacher appreciation week

    Honoring the teachers in our community is an important outreach here at FUMC Harlingen. We recognize the hard work and dedication these individuals make in children's lives and we want to show how much we appreciate them!

    During Teacher's Appreciation Week, our church will ask for volunteers to sign-up for a local school to help serve refreshments and food and/or baked goods. Additionally, you may also contribute to the items served if you're unable to attend. Thank you for your generosity serving! 

    Please check back closer to April/May and we will have links to sign-up for schools and/or food and drink donations.