IN THE COMMUNITY
Spring Feat & Kids Dash
Our annual 5k run raises money to support our partnerships with nearby community schools: Manchaca Elementary, Paredes Middle Schoo and Akins High School. Through community and individual sponsors and registered participants, we are able to assist Manchaca with purchasing new technologies and provide special field trips to students at Paredes. Funds are also used to support High School students experiencing homelessness by covering the costs of graduation, college entry exams, college application fees, and funds to help purchase books once they enter college or trade schools.
We host a wonderful and very decorative Pumpkin Patch each year right in front of the church. The Patch is well known to the local community as THE place to buy pumpkins and take pictures with the kids. The patch is a cooperative effort between MUMC, Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, Inc., and the Navajo Indians. The patch supports the missions and ministries of Manchaca UMC.
The fall festival is FREE family fun for the whole community. Held in October during the pumpkin patch, there is live music, hayrides, handmade crafts from our amazing craft ladies, food, games, and face painting!
Habitat for Humanity
Manchaca UMC participates in the Habitat for Humanity "Methodist Build", which occurs in Austin every 2 years. We join with other churches to sponsor and help build a home for a person on need. Our next project will be in 2019. Austin Habitat for Humanity
Manchaca UMC is a proud partner and support of S.A.A.M., a community coalition of several churches in South Austin seeking to serve people in need of basic food, clothing, housing, and utility assistance.
Any person or family that solicits help is referred to the Post Road Community Center of Travis County. This department makes an assessment of the needs of the person or family. If this help is not enough, the department turns to S.A.A.M for additional funds.