There are many ways to carry out the Lord’s work at First Church, depending on the time and talents of each individual. The Mission Team connects with groups outside our church where help and support is needed.

On-going collection of faith-based resources for Christian Resources International.

Monthly collection of goods for community organizations, such as Harmony House, Salvation Army, Domestic Violence Shelter, and Catholic Charities. Monetary donations are made to Habitat for Humanity and St. Luke’s Point of Grace and to United Methodist Mission sites, such as Red Bird Mission.

First UMC supports missionaries in the important work they do.

  • Mariellyn Dunlap Grace serving at Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio.
  • Janet Lahr Lewis serving as the advocacy coordinator for the Middle East at the General Board of Church and Society in Washington, DC.
  • Matthew Laferty serving as pastor of the English Speaking United Methodist Church (ESUMC) in Vienna, Austria.
  • Jamison and Susan Brunk serve in the Red Bird Missionary Conference. Jamie is the pastor of the Booneville, Warrens Chapel, and Clifty UMC churches in Owsley County.  Sue is the Health Educator for the Owsley County School system.
  • Adam Shaw is serving as as an International Linkages Coordinator assigned to the Save Our Schools, Protect Indigenous Life project project based in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines.
  • Mark/Rebecca Smallwood
  • Mark/Cindy Freer


Mission Journeys


Midwest Mission Distribution Center


Read the story about this mission journey.



Manos Juntas

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