Community Leader:  Mark Hellman ~ Email Mark

Due West offers several short term mission trips each year. The trips range in length as well as trip style. Many of our trips have long term relationships with our partners. In addition to short term missions, Due West assists with support of military personnel around the globe. At Christmas we serve by packing gifts in boxes to be sent to the "ends of the earth." 


Guatemala Mission Trip
July 13-21, 2018

Adults and youth may attend this trip.  Medical personnel will give attention to the community, light construction will be done by participants, and community worship will take place.

Trip Leader:  Dale Hajost


India, Bhutan Mission Trip
September 13-23, 2018

Adults only will be on this trip. Participants will work on construction needs (mostly housing for children) and work with children during vacation bible school opportunities.

Trip Leader:  Michelle Annett


Costa Rica Mission Trip
September 22-29, 2018

Adults and youth are able to go on this trip.  Participants will be working on a new sanctuary project with Guapiles Methodist Church, and they will host vacation bible school with churches in Pecora and Guapiles.

Trip Leader:  Julie Austin


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If you are interested in any of these mission trips or need more information, please Email Mark Hellman.



Military Support

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”…“ I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.” Psalm 91: 1-2 & 14-16

Mission Statement:
The goal of the Military Support Ministry is to provide a place for the families of military personnel to come together and support each other through prayer and fellowship while also providing opportunities to serve.

Part I:  Support of the military personnel who are connected to Due West UMC through prayers, cards and care packages

Part II:  Support of the families of Due West UMC military personnel in whatever manner is deemed necessary and appropriate, be it financial, physical or emotional.

Part III:  Creating a “side-door” ministry by connecting with and providing space for support group meetings with agencies like “Blue Star Mothers of America” or offer seminars on PTSD or Caring for Returning Military Family.

You might be asking…

How can we be involved?
We have the privilege and the responsibility to assist members of the Armed Forces by supporting them through our prayers, our presence, our gifts and our service.

Our Prayers: Please pick up a copy of “30 days of Prayer for our Troops” available on Welcome Stations throughout the church and the Military Support table in the lower level of Building A.
Our Gifts: Write letters and say “Thank You” to our service men & women at the church and in our community.  Financial gifts are always welcomed to continue our support with transitional housing.

Our Service: Help us continue to send love and support from Due West UMC to troops and their families around the world. EACH ONE CAN REACH ONE!

Contact Mark Hellman (info above) with questions.



Operation Christmas Child

Want to make a child smile at Christmas this year?  Show God's love to a child far away with your shoebox gift to Operation Christmas Child. Boxes, supplied by Samaritan’s Purse, will be available for pickup on Sunday, October 7.  A $9 donation is requested per box to cover shipping and other project costs. You can include it in the box, or you can pay online at, just click on the OCC logo and “Donate."  Samaritan's Purse makes sure that every child receives a book about Jesus with their box.  No candy or toothpaste can be accepted because of custom regulations

Please return your filled boxes no later than Sunday, November 4 to the Missions Tables located in the lower level of the North Campus under the red staircase and in the South Campus in front of Room S219.

For more information, contact Mark Hellman (info above).