Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

We, as servants of God, are proud to be part of a caring, giving community that reaches out locally, nationally, and worldwide. Learn how First United Methodist Church is in mission and how you can get involved to make a difference, reaching out in the name of Christ.

Local Missions

Good Will Place Pantry

Tuesdays
9:00 - 11:00 AM

The Dorothy A. Rosenberg Good Will Place provides food and other necessities for daily living as available for needy families living in the 54301 and 54302 zip code areas, and acts as a referral agent when unable to provide items or services necessary to meet existing needs. It also provides opportunities for volunteers to exercise responsible Christian discipleship.

NEW Community Shelter

Members of our congregation prepare and serve the evening meal every fourth Tuesday of the month at the NEW Community homeless shelter. Our goal is to involve as many families in the preparation of the meal and the dessert and the serving.  This is an amazing opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community.

St. John's Homeless Shelter

St. John the Evangelist operates an emergency homeless shelter blocks away from our church. Our church partners with them in various ways including providing overflow accommodations for women.

EPH

(Ecumenical Partnership for Housing)

In partnership with other Green Bay Churches, EPH provides transitional housing and long-term supportive housing for homeless families in our community.  EPH partners with social support organizations such as The Salvation Army and Golden House for case management, advocacy, and other supportive services leading back to self-sufficiency.  Members of our congregation serve on the Board of Directors and provide cleaning and meals for families as they move in. The EPH office is located in our Ziemer Building.

Operation Christmas Child

Each fall, shoe boxes full of gifts and necessities are collected and sent out to children in desperate need around the world.

SCRIP

SCRIP helps raise money for special projects year-round. SCRIP is a card or paper certificate used as a substitute for money in exchange for goods or services such as gas, groceries, department stores, restaurants, hotels, airfare and entertainment. Members can purchase SCRIP on Sundays, and during the week in the church office.

Congregational Care Fellowship

Caring for one another

Unlike other organizations, our church since its earliest beginnings is an organic and living fellowship of people who share the same belief and faith of loving God and loving one another.  We pray together, worship together, engage in service together, and we, together, support one another.  To this end, the Congregational Care Fellowship provides four primary ministries of outreach and support:

Treasured Members
Members of our ministry provide non-pastoral care to Treasured Members (those 80 years old +) by visiting them in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, providing rides to church, and offering other assistance as needed.

Grief and Other Support
Members of our ministry provide non-pastoral support to members of our church family in times and seasons of need, which may occur after the loss of a family member, during an illness, or during a personal crisis.

Meal Ministry
Members of this ministry cook and deliver a meal to members who had a baby or adopted a child, have been hospitalized, or who are mourning the loss of a family member.

Membership Outreach
Members of our ministry help new members of our church become integrated into the church family by connecting them with small and large group fellowship opportunities.

United Methodist Women

Faith....    Hope....    Love in action....

We are a community women whose purpose is:

To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ

Devotions every meeting
Bible studies in Response magazine
Spiritual growth studies through Mission U
The Prayer Calendar (daily lectionary reading, prayer lists of missionary personnel, and projects)

To develop a creative, supportive fellowship

At monthly meetings
Working together on fundraisers
Celebrating births, birthdays, and achievements
Caring for those who are ill or who have losses

To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church

By reading our mission magazines—Response and New World Outlook
Through our Reading Program with books in 5 categories: Spiritual Growth, Mission Education, Social Action, Nurturing for Community, and Leadership
Through hands-on mission work or to experience other cultures. By seeing the plights of our community and taking action

Fellowship Groups

Joining a Fellowship Group is a great way to make new friends with women of all ages, have fun, grow spiritually, and participate in the global mission of the church. If a monthly get-together fits your schedule, the following groups meet once a month during the school year at church.

Additional options

Serve as a member-at-large
Evelyn's Book Club
Cooke Walk & Craft Sale
Funeral Reception Helpers
Red Cross Blood Drive
Prayer Chain
Mobile Meals Delivery
UMW Bridge