Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.   Hebrew 13:16 

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me."   

       Matthew 25:35-36

You shall not deprive a resident alien or an orphan of justice; you shall not take a widow's garment in pledge.  Remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this.  When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be left for the alien, the orphan, and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all your undertakings.  When you beat your olive trees, do not strip what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow.  When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, do not glean what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow.  

  Deuteronomy 24:17-21

Experienced disaster or tragedy?  Try these links or make a call:

Lakeway Resale Barn: Call 903-786-4331.   Helps with emergency, short-term, and hospice-related tragedy and disaster relief.  A food pantry is available.

Grayson County Office of Emergency Management helps with disaster relief and is primary liaison and point of coordination with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA during a catastrophic event affecting all or part of our County or any of its sixteen cities.


Links to other local mission work and community service opportunities:

Call the Church office for current mission project events and details.

Call the Resale Barn at 903-786-4331 for disaster or emergency assistance.    

Opportunity to serve your community.

The Resale Barn in Pottsboro, Texas is in need of volunteers to help sort and tag clothes. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturdays. Please help if you can. 

Lakeway Methodist Mission

Our mission is to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

We do that through worship, faith development, prayer, service, giving, and sharing the story of how we walk with Christ and live as his disciples.

Worship, service, small groups, nurture, outreach, mission, Christian hospitality and fellowship are important to us.

The ministries below are some of the things we support and help staff in our community.


Imagine No Malaria -- Lakeway invests in the future eradication of this disease that kills a man, woman, or child every minute.   Check this out:


Thanksgiving Dinner -- Turkey, Dressing, and Gravy are provided.  Members, guests, visitors, and newcomers may bring sides and desserts, but it is not necessary.  Come and get a take out or sit and eat with us.  If you will not be with family on Thanksgiving, come be family with us.  We start with a prayer.  Serving time is traditionally 12:00 noon on Thanksgiving Day.   After dinner in 2015 Lakeway pastor and members prepared and delivered meals after the dinner to some of the homeless who live in local motels as part of the "Taking it to the Streets" mission work that is growing in Grayson County.


One Plus One is a program in which volunteers mentor students at the local school.  Lakeway volunteers are covenanting with the Pottsboro Elementary School Second Graders this year.   One hour, one volunteer.  Volunteers get background checks through the school and do MinistrySafe training through the church. 


"Taking it to the Streets" is a food ministry for the homeless in Sherman and Denison, Texas.  Founded by Camille Snider and supported by her church, Grace United Methodist Church of Sherman, Texas, and others, this ministry is growing.


The Lakeway Resale Barn -- a thrift shop that raises funds by selling donated items.  The funds go back into helping members of the Grayson County community and beyond with emergency aid.  The Resale Barn has a food pantry and food is regularly  needed to stock the shelves; we don't want to turn anyone away hungry (See the list of needed items below).  For information on how you can volunteer, donate, or get help, call 903-786-2402.


One Great Hour of Sharing in March.  This is a  special offering for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), helps with disasters like flood, hurricane, earthquakes, tornadoes, and much more.


Adult SEEK Camp -- a North Texas Methodist church camp for adults with special challenges in June.


Great Days of Service -- Lakeway members and pastor join with the other PMA churches to do lawn, home, and civic improvements.


Billy Vier Family Festival -- Lakeway joins with other PMA churches to provide a free back-to-school carnival for families in August before school starts up.   August 14, 2015.


Race for Grace -- cyclists raise money for Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti.  This is a sanctioned part of the Wichita Falls classic bicycle ride called, the "Hotter N Hell."   August 29, 2015


Backpack Ministry -- provides age level specific school supplies for children and youth going back to school.   Donations and volunteers are needed each year.  August 29, 2015


Coat Ministry -- provide coats for children and youth.  Donations of winter coats are needed for children and teens.  Start collecting coats in September.


Angel Tree Christmas -- Lakeway worshipers help provide Christmas for children who have family members incarcerated at Christmas.


Resale Barn Christmas -- Lakeway hosts, volunteers, and hosts the annual Resale Barn Christmas which provides food, toys, clothes, and more for families in need at Christmas.  (See above for contact information)


Boot Camp Ministry -- Lakeway members volunteer and offer support by providing spiritual direction at the Boot Camp, located at the North Texas Regional Airport.  This is a disciplined camp to give structure and direction to the lives of troubled youth. 


United Methodist Women -- mission work, programs, and Christian Fellowship.


United Methodist Men -- Christian service, mission,  and fellowship.


United Methodist Youth -- mission work, including Great Days of Service.    Talk to Brian Brinkley, Youth & Children Ministries Director at Lakeway.


Lakeway Kids -- mission project work and Vacation Bible School.   Talk to Brian Brinkley, Youth & Children Ministries Director at Lakeway.


You can still purchase and deliver food to the Resale Barn who aids families in Grayson County.  Call 903-786-2402 to find out what foods are needed.

Some typical food items are these

Beef stew        Chili

Spam  Vienna Sausages

Tuna Chicken

Chicken & Dumplings Mac and cheese

Peanut butter   Jelly 

Spaghetti         Spaghetti sauce

Corn           Green beans 

Dried beans  Rice

Peaches          Chicken noodle soup 

Instant potatoes  Crackers

Ramen noodles    

You can also contact Visions of Sugar Plums to find out what foods they need to feed children when meals at school are not available.

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