“But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what GOD is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love and don’t take yourself too seriously – take God seriously.” Micah 6:8 (MSG)

We are called to be Jesus’ hands and feet across the street, around the world and at all places in between. That is why our bookstore donates all proceeds to missions and vital local, national and international agencies are supported with financial commitments through the hard work of our Outreach Funding Committee. We also serve others with gifts of our time and talents. There is no insignificant act of service and, sometimes, because we serve a God of higher thoughts and higher ways, the small stuff might not be so small after all. To learn how you can get involved, click here or contact Forrest White, Director of Missions Ministries (fwhite@firstumc.org or 863-686-3163).

Across the Street

The needs in our community are many and varied. That’s why families gather to pack meals for local children who may not have food otherwise through a partnership with kidsPACK. Food is collected throughout the year to support local food pantries. Nearly 2,000 children annually are served by our Children's Clothes Closet. Residents in our community who could not afford building projects or the installation of wheelchair-accessible ramps are served by The Tuesday Tigers, our volunteer carpentry ministry. We also partner with a number of local organizations to support their ministries.

To sign up for our Volunteer Scheduler software, please click here. If you already have a login for our Volunteer Scheduler software, click here.

Around the  World

People near and far desperately need the hope that Jesus Christ brings. We support the disaster relief efforts of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Mission teams travel domestically and internationally to help with building projects and research future partnerships that can enrich lives and end the cycle of poverty. For information about upcoming mission trips, click here. We also support the work of the United Methodist Church’s Microfinance InitiativeImagine No Malaria, Society of St. Andrew, Florida Conference Disaster RecoveryZOE Ministries, Beacon of Hope and more.

Please click here for forms pertaining to mission projects or trips.