Mission Trips

2017 "I Am the Change" Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic 
Watch the Video Of Our Story Below!

First UMC Coral Gables Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic from Janet Lopez on Vimeo.

Meet Our "I Am the Change" Missionaries:

Doing More Good, Every Day:

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As our team of loving church family missionaries prepares to leave on our mission for good to the Dominican Republic this week, from June 13-18, we would like to thank each of them for the immense good that they are doing.  

We also want to offer our deepest gratitude to you, our greathearted family members, who have made this mission possible through your prayers, incredibly generous contributions and volunteering of your time, creativity, and even health kits!  We are so very proud of our family and humbled by your grace! 

Please join us in lifting up our prayers on behalf of this mission for love, for this group of loving missionaries, for the wonderful people of the Dominican Republic and our esteemed partners there who will help us deliver on our promise to do more good in more places!

FUMCCG invites you to join us on an expedition of love - a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Our enthusiastic volunteers will serve as a dynamic part of our partnership with a local church in the Dominican Republic, as we help renovate classrooms for elementary students. Our group departs on June 13th and immediately begin making a difference in the community; and returns to Miami on Sunday, June 18, 2017. So, come on board! We need 20 missionaries so let's come together for this unique opportunity to be the change you want to see!

WHEN: June 13-18, 2017

WHERE: Volunteer in the Dominican Republic

CONTACT: Rev. Vidalis Lopez at vlopez@fumccg.org or Jim Morgan at james.morgan@squirepb.com.

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2017 FUMCCG Youth Mission Trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota
  • See the Wings as Eagles Ministries video below 
  • Download the flyer here

WHEN:        July 7-15, 2017

WHERE:     Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota


FUMCCG Youth Group is partnering with the Wings as Eagles Ministries (WAEM) - a ministry that provides housing for orphans, food for children and youth everyday, worship and evangelism to at-risk young people, community outreach and renovation projects through volunteer groups - to help where we can!

FUMCCG Youth Group will visit the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to serve at-risk Lakota youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation. We will be working with Wings as Eagles Ministries (WAEM) to complete renovations on the WAEM youth center as well as preparing/serving food to impoverished youth, participating in youth outreach and working on small construction projects on the reservation.

To further support this incredible ministry, we will be donating much needed musical equipment for worship services that had previously been stolen.

The Pine Ridge Reservation is the poorest reservation in our nation. The Wings as Eagles Ministries is located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the heart of the Badlands. This is a community with high rates of alcoholism, drug use, child abuse, youth suicide and child homelessness.

With God’s guidance, our church’s support and prayers, we hope to be the light of Christ in the darkness of our native lands. “...the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” -Matthew 4:16.

MORE: Please check out this WAEM video -https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LWlmWKh3IYw - and be the change that you want to see in the world!

Throughout the year our youth participate in missionary outreach in our South Florida community and in urban and rural settings throughout the U.S. to alleviate the suffering of others. Past FUMCCG youth groups have traveled to Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Panama, and the southeastern United States.