Missions & Missionaries
Our church supports an array of missions; close to one third of our congregation’s budget is given to mission projects related to our community, state, and world. To see a complete list of our areas of support click here.
For more information, contact Rev. Dr. J. D. Landis,
Volunteers in Mission – Church members who serve on mission projects around the globe;
Recent destinations include: Mexico, and other areas of the United States. Midland FUMC Request for Support from Missions Work Area form.
Crop Walk /Church World Service
Each fall First UMC supports Church World Service in raising funds for the hungry. Walkers take pledges and participate in a community walk to bring awareness of the hunger issues in our world and community. Money raised is divided 75% for a various counties based on current needs and 25% states in Midland to be used by the community food banks.
A second opportunity to help with hunger issues is our Tools for Hope and Blanket Sunday. This special offering in late winter provides funding to purchase blankets for $5 or other tools (shovels, rakes, hoes, etc) to provide resources for people in developing countries. It not only provides food, but offers the tools needed to produce food and provide shelter.
HOPE IS PART OF OUR RELIGION
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the global humanitarian aid organization of The United Methodist Church. We work in 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Our mission is to alleviate human suffering with open minds and hearts to all people. Suffering that is caused by war, conflict, or natural disaster.
In times of acute crisis we partner with people to rebuild their livelihoods, health, and homes. We mobilize aid to stricken areas. We provide emergency supplies, fresh water, and temporary shelter. And then we stay as long as it takes to implement long-term recovery and rehabilitation.
UMCOR is a member of Action by Churches Together, Church World Service, and Interchurch Medical Assistance. These global ecumenical alliances share the same mission to restore well-being to children, women, and men. UMCOR embodies the life-saving humanitarian presence of the people of The United Methodist Church.
100% of our financial gifts go to these needs, as administrative costs are provided for from other funds. Thanks for all your help when you give to UMCOR through our church.
For more information, visit UMCOR .