Outreach:  During the year Galt UMC has a chance to help in many outreach programs. Not only does the SunShine Pantry feeds many families in Galt every month; but we’ve made up health kits for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief); recognize our local emergency response teams in thanking them; clip ‘boxtops for education’ coupons for Valley Oaks School throughout the year; supply backpacks and school supplies for students at Valley Oaks School at the beginning of each school year; gather and send Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes through Samaritan Purse Organization to boys and girls around the world in November; participate in the Heifer Project in December; the Clean Water Program and Nets for Malaria foundation in the Spring.
   

Some of the backpacks ready to give out during the August 2018 food pantry day

                                                  Medication Plastic Bottles Mission Project
To support Matthew 25 Ministries a member of our church collects medication bottles to be used by doctors to dispense medications in poverty stricken areas around the world, mostly in third world countries where citizens walk to the doctor and carry their medications home wrapped in a piece of paper.  If you have bottles you’re no longer using, please drop off at GUMC (hours Tues-Wed-Thur 8-noon).  The only requirement is that the bottles and tops must be all plastic. Matthew 25 Ministries will also accept supplement bottles, over the counter medication bottles and prescription bottles.