At First Church we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ through missions & outreach. Through acts of compassion, volunteering, and missional giving, we make a positive difference in our community and around the world.
MINISTRY WITH THOSE IN NEED
Christ calls us to be in ministry with the poor, marginalized, and those in need. At First Church we reach out to those in need in a variety of ways. Our Backpack
Ministry provides food for hungry children in our community. Twice a week, First Church provides a hot meal and clothing as part of our Serving the Hungry program. Located in our Outreach Building, Milk ’n Honey Outreach Ministries is a program designed to reach out to inner city children and youth with mentoring and counseling activities. Suit Yourself, a ministry of the United Methodist Women of our church, provides work attire for women in need who are reentering the work force.
MISSION RELATED EVENTS
Throughout the year, First Church has mission specific events designed to raise awareness and encourage congregational support for local and global missions.
First Church supports a variety of local and global mission organizations through individual and group contributions and volunteer support. In 2015, First Church contributed over $30,000 to local and global missions outside of our church.
MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD
As a local congregation of The United Methodist Church we do our part in supporting the missional work of our denomination around the world. Every year the UMC contributes millions of dollars towards missions focused on engaging in ministry with the poor, improving global health, developing principled Christian leaders, and creating new and renewed congregations. In 2015, First Church contributed approximately $222,000 through connectional giving to The United Methodist Church.
FAITH IN ACTION
• Volunteer to serve with a missions & outreach program at First Church such as Serving the Hungry, Suit Yourself, and others.
• Attend and promote missions & outreach events throughout the year, such as The Great Day of Service, The Great Day of Giving, Designing Women Luncheon, and other events.
• Go above and beyond your tithe by contributing to a missional offering or donating directly to missions & outreach projects.
Rev. Brandon Bures | Associate Pastor | BBures@FUMCPensacola.com