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Programs

Earthly Treasures, Heavenly Causes

Gifts to the First Methodist Foundation preserve the magnificent building that is the spiritual home to thousands of people from all walks of life, ensuring that many more generations may continue to find inspiration, guidance, and comfort in our church.

In addition to maintaining and improving the church’s properties, the Foundation directs funds to support programs dear to the hearts of donors: feeding the hungry and giving hope to the poor; choral and instrumental music ministries that send joyous melodies reverberating through the halls; children’s ministries that instill and nurture lifelong faith; and youth ministries creatively designed to help young people connect with God and with each other.

Mission & Outreach

Every year, thousands of people are touched with the love of God by First United Methodist Church. The FUMC Mission ministers to people in need through the Food Bank, Clothing Bank, Career Closet, and Infant Formula Program.

The heart of Christ is the heart of compassion – reaching out with a warm coat, a hot meal, a back-to-school dress for a needy child, a Thanksgiving basket for a hungry family. Your gift to the Mission Endowment can literally save a life.

Music

Through the ages, God’s message of love and hope, grace and mercy, peace and joy has burst forth in jubilant song. First United Methodist Church is renowned for its music programs. From Children’s and Junior Choirs that encourage the youngest musicians to the dynamic notes of the Choral Union and our nationally acclaimed Youth Choir. Your donation to the Music Endowment will help ensure that the song never ends.

Ministry to Youth

At First United Methodist Church, we understand how critical the teen years can be. The energy and exuberance of youth are tempered with the yearning for self-discovery and purpose. Your gift to the Youth Endowment will provide effective programs such as Youth worship services, evening fellowships, retreats, camps, service projects, and mission trips. All are designed to prepare our young people to be leaders of tomorrow.

Children’s Ministries

Jesus made it clear that a childlike faith is essential. We take those words seriously at First United Methodist Church. The nursery, Quest Sunday School program, and Vacation Bible School impart timeless values and lifelong devotion to the youngest members of the family of God.

By contributing to the Children’s Endowment, you can build a heritage and a hope for the next generation, and every generation to follow.