“So, let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10 (MSG)

There are service and volunteer opportunities for people of any age, stage of life and skill level. Here are some upcoming opportunities to serve. To learn more or to sign up, contact Forrest White, Director of Mission Ministries, at fwhite@firstumc.org.

July Food Drive for Mulberyy United Methodist Food Pantry and Called to Serve Farmworkers. We will be collecting requested items only at the Mission Depot on Sunday, July 12. More info is here.

Salvation Army Lakeland Mobile Food Pantry happens every first and third Thursday. We were on the ground floor of helping them establish this ministry in area once served by Kathleen UMC’s food pantry. Next opportunity to serve is July 16.

Philip O’Brien Elementary School – As we prayerfully await a safe return to on-campus learning at our public schools, please also prayerfully consider how you might help change the life of a child by becoming a regular volunteer at our partner school.

You can also read the latest Missions Newsletter to learn about opportunities to serve.