In four short years, the Angel Wings service group at University United Methodist Church has spread its good will to every corner of the city. The volunteers have filled food baskets for families in need, knitted shawls for cancer and dialysis patients, hand crafted mats out of plastic bags for homeless citizens, gathered clothing and books for veterans, provided Teddy bears for fire departments, donated diapers for abused children and decorated Valentine’s goody bags for elementary students.
Angel Wings started in 2011 with six church members. Today, the group has grown to about 40 volunteers who are members of several churches and denominations.
“Our goal is to be the hands of Christ on Earth, serving others in our church and the surrounding communities.”
Their hands have gotten stronger with the addition of volunteers outside of the church. And they are able to do so much more with more hands on deck. The newest project of Angel Wings is the adoption of a geriatric unit at North Texas State Hospital. The group goes in and hosts Christmas parties and Valentine’s Day parties and sings songs and hymns. On July Fourth of July, they bring hot dogs, watermelon and red, white and blue pinwheels. It’s very fulfilling and we are blessed just as much as the clients say they are.
To fulfill all of the Angel Wings outreach projects, the group has several fundraisers throughout the year, including a High Tea in April, Harvest Brunch, bake sales and silent auctions. They are also supported by personal contributions and proceeds from Cornerstone Café.
Angels Wings meets once a month for a work day, where 20 ladies, and some men, work on plastic mats and put together clean kits for vets. They have two socials, including a birthday lunch once a month and quarterly get-together for dinner,
Please check out the church calendar
to find upcoming Angel's Wings events.
For more information about Angel Wings, call University United Methodist Church at 767-8511.