July 21 – 27, 2019 UM ARMY will be in West Columbia
UM ARMY (United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth) began in 1979 with a youth mission trip to Athens, Texas, where youth groups from several Houston churches gathered to provide home repair assistance to people in need – ALL AT NO COST TO THE CLIENT.

Today this organization has grown to more than 30 separate missions throughout East and Southeast Texas with over 3,500 youth and adult volunteers annually. Our mission is two-fold; serving people in need, and providing young people an opportunity to mature in their faith-walk and life skills through Christian service.

Our mission is accomplished every summer when thousands of youth and adult volunteers sacrifice a week of their vacation to join God’s ARMY. Using a local Methodist church as a base where they gather to have their meals, sleep in classrooms, and worship in the Sanctuary, participants spend each day of the week providing free home repairs for low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in the surrounding area.
Through the building of wheelchair ramps, porches, steps, and handrails; painting homes; cleaning houses; and mowing yards, this ARMY reaches out and becomes missionaries serving God’s people.
This work, along with daily devotions and evening worship, provides a unique opportunity for Christian growth and leadership development in youth. Combining this with evening recreation, fellowship, and fun makes U. M. ARMY an unforgettable and life-changing experience.
Homes are repaired. Hearts are lifted. Lives are changed. Love is shared. God is revealed.


 July 21 – 27, 2019 UM ARMY will be in West Columbia

    Return application referral to:

Columbia United Methodist Church
315 S. 16th Street

West Columbia, TX 77486