Mission Opportunities

These are the organizations that we as a church support at LJUMC. Come join us and find out how you can extend Christ's love through these opportunities!

Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA)

Founded in 1972, Community Christian Service Agency has provided over 38 years of transitional service to the needy in San Diego.

The CCSA Mission Statement: To assist people who are unable to obtain for themselves the basic necessities of life, to move people toward greater independence and self-sufficiency, and to provide opportunities for people of faith to serve their community.

Laundry Ministry

Every Thursday between 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 7-10 men and/or women meet at a laundromat in Pacific Beach where soap and coins for machines are provided for those who have signed up earlier in the week at CCSA. Strict rules of conduct are enforced so the time doing their laundry is a quiet, peaceful interlude from the hassles of street life. They leave with clean clothes for the week ahead and improved prospects for employment if that is their goal All this costs $40-45 per week with some of the expenses covered by CCSA, but the rest from private donations. Your help and support are greatly appreciated – your donation may be made to CCSA/Laundry or to the collection plate during coffee hour. See Laure Rahe for more

 Learn more: www.ccsasandiego.org

United Methodist Women

The Purpose is adopted by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church as the official mission statement of United Methodist Women.

United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Out of the Purpose are four mission foci that relate to the mission initiatives and priorities of United Methodist Women.

  • To be a community of women
  • To know God
  • To develop a creative and supportive fellowship
  • To expand concepts of mission

Rummage Sale

Calling all gardeners! It isn’t too early to think about “starting” plants to donate to the Rummage Plant Department. Yes, we have a Plant Department--lots of bargains for the shoppers and a good source of revenue for the Sale! 

             IMPORTANT REMINDER:  We welcome all “resaleable” donations. HOWEVER, it is absolutely necessary that you contact Margie Herrick (858-459-5133) if you have LARGE and/or HEAVY items. If you have a key with access to the rummage area, PLEASE DO NOT just drop off such items. THEY HAVE TO BE MOVED TO THE STORAGE SHEDS out back, and we just do not have the (wo)man power to do that. So we can make an appointment with you to have you deliver such items directly to the right place.

Thank you for your cooperation. And thank you, thank you, for recycling your usable items with us!

“One (wo)man’s discard is another (wo)man’s treasure!

Alternative Giving Fair

Interfaith Shelter

Interfaith Shelter is a Case-Managed Emergency Shelter from October to May.  The program is open to those who are clean and sober, free of severe mental illness and willing and able to work on a plan to end their homelessness.More than 260 family members, singles or couples stay for over 9,000 nights/year (an average of five and a half weeks per guest).

65 -70 congregations of faith, including La Jolla United Methodist Church, open their doors for two or four weeks a year to 12-15 guests/clients referred by participating case management agencies. These congregations of faith are assisted by 55+ other support congregations that help in providing nighttime staffing, three meals a day and other needs in the shelter. The guests receive a lot of one-on-one attention from the volunteers.

Over 50 percent of guests leave the shelters for their own housing. 50 percent of adults have procured a job or other source of income before leaving. Stays of up to eight weeks are permitted, based on compliance with rules and progress on a mutually agreed case plan. The program has served 8,500 people for a total of 28,000 nights without building shelters or hiring staff.


Empty Bowls