As the body of Christ, we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ across the street and around the world. Our congregation supports many ongoing mission initiatives and members participates in domestic and international mission trips. Our Children’s Clothes Closet serves nearly 2,000 children annually. The Tuesday Tigers volunteer carpentry ministry helps residents in our community with building projects and the installation of wheelchair-accessible ramps for those who cannot afford them. 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. Food collected throughout the year supports local food pantries.

People near and far desperately need the hope that Jesus Christ brings, so we support the disaster relief efforts of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Mission teams have traveled to Bulgaria, Cuba and Haiti to help with building projects and research future partnerships that enrich lives and end the cycle of poverty. We recently started supporting the work of the United Methodist Church’s Microfinance Initiative, in addition to our ongoing support of Imagine No Malaria, ZOE Ministries and Beacon of Hope in Nairobi, Kenya.

Scroll down for information on upcoming mission trips. Please click here for forms pertaining to mission projects or trips. To learn how you can get involved, contact Forrest White, Director of Missions Ministries (fwhite@firstumc.org or 863-686-3163).

Big Pine Key Mission Trip

January 1 - 6

Join us for a trip to Big Pine Key to assist with Hurricane recovery. College students are welcome. The cost of the trip is $275, which covers lodging, transportation, food, and a donation to  Florida United Methodist Conference Disaster Ministries. Contact Forrest White (fwhite@firstumc.org or 863-686-3163) for more information.

Trip to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sager Brown Depot

May 19-24
Interest Meeting: December 16 at 10:30am in the Parlor

Serve in Baldwin, Louisiana at the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sager Brown Depot. Join us for an information meeting on December 16 at 10:30am in the Parlor. Contact Joe Dionisi (jdio1@aol.com) with questions or for more information.

Trip to Serve with Costa Rica Mission Projects

June 15-22
Interest Meeting: December 23 at 10:30am in the Parlor

College students and young adults: Our church will send a team to serve in Costa Rica (costaricamissionprojects.com). Join us for an information meeting on December 23 at 10:30am in the Parlor. Contact Forrest White for more information (fwhite@firstumc.org or 863-686-3163).