First United Methodist Church is part of the national and international United Methodists Volunteers in Mission offering opportunities to participate in various local, national and international relief efforts. We are currently developing a team to go to the New York area to assist in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is the relief arm of the general conference of all Methodist Churches. Our church supports UMCOR as part of our regular budget and with special offerings.
A Place for Everyone to Help
Our members organize giving of needed items for people who are homebound; children and families living in shelters or on the streets; and disaster kits for infants and mothers; school preparation kits for children needing supplies. These kits are then supplied to Loaves and Fishes, Maryhouse, Francis House, Side-by-Side Spiritual Ministries and others.
What is it? Mission U is an opportunity to study current social and spiritual issues in either one-day or one weekend.
Mission U is sponsored by United Methodist Women and is open to all. Over 25,000 women and men in the U.S. in every United Methodist Conference attend Mission U evens each year. This year’s study areas areClimate Justice: Call to Hope and Action, Social Issue study taught by Rev. Sharon Delgado
The Bible and Human Sexuality: Claiming God’s Gift, Spiritual Growth study taught by Jo Ann Lawson