Local Ways You Can Help


There are many ways that we can all help our church, our community and our world. Here are a few to start, with more coming soon.

Volunteer and donate to the Interfaith Food Pantry

The Interfaith Food Pantry needs paper bags with handles, as well as donations to provide the food distributed to hundreds of families during the year. Please make checks payable to Petaluma United Methodist Church and write “Food Pantry” in the memo line. Checks may be dropped off at the church office or mailed to PUMC at 410 D Street, Petaluma CA 94952.

Do you have an hour and a half to spare each month? Join us as servers for the Interfaith Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed from 5:00 – 6:30 for set up, distribution and take down, although the actual time for the public to access this service is from 5:30 to 6 pm. It is on the second Thursday of each month, in the park opposite Elim Lutheran at 504 Baker Street. It provides an opportunity to meet, talk, and share with others whom you might not otherwise connect with. For more information, call the church office.

Petaluma People Services Center is looking for individuals willing to pick up clients at their home, drive them to an appointment or activity, and drive them home afterward. Hours are flexible, based on availability. If you are interested, please call (707) 765-8488. For more information, please visit their website.

Worldwide Help 

The UMC humanitarian relief and development agency, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) monitors developing situations and responds to them. Donations to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450, will be used to respond to worldwide emergencies. 100% of each donation goes directly to the disaster.

To donate, click here.

You can also follow @UMC_UMCOR on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ or get the latest updates on the UMCOR News website.