Please bring your non-perishable food donations on the first Sunday of each month and place them in the labeled blue containers at the bridge entrances and at the south parking lot walkway, or take to the church kitchen (please label “for UMOM” if you choose this option).

UMOM New Day Centers is the largest homeless shelter for families in the state of Arizona. The shelter prepares food boxes for families that usually include the following items:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter & Jelly
  • Soups
  • Any dehydrated potato mixes
  • Rice blends
  • Canned tuna and meat
  • Pasta or pasta meals
  • Condiments
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Boxed meal


PVUMC also recruits volunteers to cook and/or serve dinner at UMOM New Day Centers and the Watkins Shelter each month. Servers are needed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, and at other times. If you can serve, please contact Dave Hepburn. For the Halle Shelter for Homeless Women dinner service, please contact Elaine Heredia.

The Susanna Circle class is also collecting gently used purses and toiletry items (toothbrushes and toothpaste needed most) this spring, until Sunday, May 6.   These items will be delivered to the UMOM New Day Center on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  A collection box is located in the church office. This is a biannual drive, and this one is especially meaningful for the moms as gifts for Mother’s Day.

Visit to learn more about the organization.

Thank you for being God’s love in action™ at PVUMC.

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