The Bible reveals that, from the earliest times, God’s faithful community has been concerned about hunger and poverty. Helping those in need was not simply a matter of charity, but of responsibility, righteousness, and justice (Isaiah 58:6-8; Jeremiah 22:3; Matthew 25:31-46). The Israelites were commanded to leave the corners of their fields and the gleanings of harvests for the poor and aliens (Leviticus 19:9-10). Jesus taught that whatever people do to “the least of these,” they also do him (Matthew 25:31-46). First Church runs or supports multiple missions which provide food for those in need. These missions include the Kids Feeding Program, Serving the Hungry Ministry, Ruth’s Kitchen, Pastoral Care Ministries, Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries, Loaves and Fishes, and Manna Food Pantries.
Help alleviate hunger in our community by brining in non-perishable food items during the month of February as our call to action. Below are three ways you can be a part of this Mission.
SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY | FEBRUARY 4TH
Non-perishable items will be collected before and after all services to be given to Manna Food Pantries. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER | FEBRUARY 13TH
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Bring non-perishable food items and enjoy our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner as we celebrate the last day of “fat eating” before the fasting period of Lent. Call the church office to make reservations.
KIDS FEED PROGRAM | ONGOING
This program provides meals for children in need in our community. You can be a part by purchasing food items (list available in church office) once a month. This provides enough food for one child to be fed every weekend during the month.