Outreach Ministries

Mission Trips

The Great Commission in Matt.28:18-20 states that we are to go make disciples-whether it is next door or to another country. It is not an option but a command to all who call Jesus “LORD”. We are not all eveanglists in the formal sense, but we have all received gifts that we can use to help fulfill this commandment

LCUMC supports one mission trip that usually goes to Piedras Negras, Mexico every year. The trip takes place the week after Christmas. Our main goal is to support Cross Vision Ministries which has an ongoing ministry in this area. Several area churches go together that particular week to provide support in the areas of:

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Street Evangelism
  • Construction
  • Prayer and emotional support for the members of the local church.

The cost is usually under $100 and there are scholarships for those who cannot pay. Please consider going with us this year. Your life will be changed by touching the lives of those who need the touch of Jesus.

Contact James Gillard 903-279-5708

Basket Ministry

Like a basket, this ministry weaves together prayers of hope, encouragement and caring. The weaving begins with God and involves all church members and ministries. The Basket Ministry will regularly assemble and deliver baskets filled with inspirational materials, treats, tea, handmade crafts and small gifts. Each basket is prayed over by our ministry then blessed by our Pastor, Jeff Gage.

The Basket Ministry operates through donations of supplies: baskets, plastic wrap, silk flowers, ribbon, gently used or new items, tea, stuffed animals, cards, handmade items, inspirational books/materials, treats, small gifts. Monetary donations: please make your check payable to Lanes Chapel UMC and write “Basket Ministry” in the memo line. Drop your check in the offering plate or send to Lanes Chapel UMC • 8720 Old Jacksonville Hwy • Tyler, TX 75703.

Types of baskets: Welcome New Members (We love our new members. What a great way to welcome them with their Bible, and church information!), Welcome New Neighbors/Church Invitation (Do you have new neighbors? Welcome them to the neighborhood with a lovely Welcome Basket from Lanes Chapel), Homebound (Do you know someone who is homebound and could use a “hug” from our church?), Get Well (Minister To Those Who Are Sick) (Let’s lift the spirits of those who are sick/hospitalized and their families!).

As the ministry builds – Expanding to: Welcome Newborn Babies, Help in Celebrating Special Occasions, Offer Encouragement, Offer Our Congratulations for accomplishments, And more to come.

If you have questions, want to make a donation or volunteer for assembly and delivery of baskets, please contact Jan McLarty by email janmclarty@att.net or 903-312-4733.