Mission and Outreach is at the heart of who we are at First Church. By supporting various missions and ministries, we strive to serve our community in love, sharing with them the message of Christ through example.
Backpack Blast – Milk & Honey School Supply Drive
Between now and July 30, we are doing a school supply drive to benefit our friends at Milk & Honey Outreach Ministries. The goal is to fill 30 backpacks for the students that are served by the ministry. Milk & Honey offers programs that provide safe places for kids during after-school hours. For more information on the ministry you can visit milkandhoneyoutreach.org. We will also need volunteers to stuff the backpacks on July 31.
Serving the Hungry Plus
The Serving the Hungry Plus program at First Church provides 100+ hot meals for those in need in our community on Mondays and Thursdays at 11 AM.
Milk ‘n Honey Outreach Ministries
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 provides much needed clothing and accessories for women entering or re-entering the work force. Some of the items provided are clothing, shoes, purses, hosiery, and jewelry.
United Methodist Children’s Home
The United Methodist Children’s Home has 3 programs in Northwest Florida which help abused, neglected and abandoned children. The Gulf Coast Group Home is a residential facility that provides a home for up to 6 teenaged girls. West Florida Foster Care is a family foster care program that currently provides family homes for 28 foster children throughout Northwest Florida. Crestview Teen Center is a skills training program for youth in foster care or who have recently aged out of foster care.
Additional Mission Programs Supported by First Church
International Jail Ministries, Inc.
Learn to Read of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Loaves and Fishes Transitional Housing
Great Day of Giving
Manna Food Pantries
Great Day of Service
Feed the Kids Weekend Program
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
Esca-Rosa Coalition on the Homeless
Favor House of Northwest Florida, Inc.