As part of a multiple-church effort, volunteers provide a Picnic in the Park, serving food to individuals who might otherwise have no meal that day.


Situated at Riverside Park, generally 45 meals are served. People eat, chat, sometimes someone brings a guitar for music, children run and play. Since 2009, Picnic in the Park has served a meal every Friday, year round with several churches taking turns providing meals. Mountain View UMC is privileged to take part in this ministry.

When you see the Picnic In the Park trailer on the site, you know Methodist casseroles and desserts are on the table and that all who attend will be met with a big welcome.

“A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.”  Proverbs 22:5