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.
Serving the Hungry
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 11:00am.
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.
Embrace Florida Kids (United Methodist Children’s Home)
Embrace Florida Kids 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.
Kids Feeding Program
The Kids Feeding Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available. Many of the kids served by this program receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at their school and would otherwise go hungry over the weekends if it weren’t for this program. The Kids Feeding Program supplies enough food to last them through the weekend until they return to school. Help us provide meals for children in need in our community by purchasing the this list of items once a month. The list on the back provides enough food for one kid to be fed every weekend during the month. In order to provide a balanced meal, please provide all of the specified food groups.
Additional Mission Programs Supported by First Church
Milk ‘n Honey
Loaves and Fishes Transitional Housing
Great Day of Giving
Manna Food Pantries
Great Day of Service
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
Bright Bridge Ministries
Ronald McDonald House
Africa University Students
Teaming with Tanzania