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You the Body

Regional

drops of grace®*—Brackettville, Texas

 

drops of grace® is a Friend of First Church.

High School and Middle School Mission Trips

 

Kairos Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry at First Church takes two forms.  The first is service through a spiritual retreat weekend for prisoners called Kairos.  This is part of the Emmaus Ministry family.  Interested persons can participate by signing up to serve on a team or by providing support such as baking cookies or making placemats.  The second is New Life in Christ, a correspondence program with inmates in local prisons. Contact Cheryl Glasgow.

Women’s Mission Trips to Sager Brown Depot

Each year, a group of women from First Church travels to Baldwin, Louisiana, to Sager Brown Depot.  This is the hub of UMCOR’s (United Methodist Committee on Relief) disaster relief supply operations, providing food distribution (including a preschool supply pantry), housing rehabilitation, support of a domestic abuse shelter, and reading to children at local Head Start Centers.

2018 Women’s Mission Trip – March 18 – 23, 2018

Reserve your space today! Eleanor Johnson is serving as the 2018 team leader. To learn more about this opportunity there will Q & A sessions in Payne Cottage on November 5 and 12. This is a wonderful chance to grow spiritually and join fellow Christians at the UMCOR Depot in Baldwin, LA to package and ship UMCOR kits to communities in need in the United States and around the world. Contact: Eleanor Johnson, johnsoncglen@gmail.com or . Click this document for more good information:  Sager-Brown: Know Before You Go.

Military First Responder Network

First Church’s Military First Responder Network is a group of people who are interested in supporting our military and first responders (police, fire, and EMS) and their families.  This support takes many forms, from networking with our regional military bases to support active and veteran military to projects as simple as Cookies for the Troops, which sent home-baked cookies to our service men and women overseas in the middle east. We are always looking for ways to support our unsung heroes! Contact Doyle Young.

Small Group Missional Initiatives

Small groups which meet at First Church regularly serve in the mission field.  From volunteering at the Round Rock Area Serving Center to supporting local women’s shelters, from taking part in Great Day of Service to supporting animal shelters, the missions supported by First Church’s small groups are widely varied. For more information on First Church small groups, click here.

UMCOR and Disaster Response

UMCOR – United Methodist Committee on Relief – is a United Methodist Church ministry whose goal is to assist the most vulnerable people affected by crisis without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Reaching people in more than 80 countries, including the United States, they provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. Get more information on UMCOR’s website.

First Church Disaster Response

First United Methodist Church – Round Rock responds to emergencies and disasters with a team of UMCOR trained individuals.  Contact Dave Scott (txgolfersall@gmail.com) to get trained and for  more information.

United Methodist Apportionments

United Methodists support the ministries of the church through apportioned funds, which combines resources from many churches so that we can accomplish what no single church, district or annual conference ever could hope to do alone. Get more information on apportionments here.

 

International

drops of grace®*—Malawi and Nicaragua

Safe fresh drinking water is not readily accessible in Nicaragua, in fact, in some areas 80% of the people live without safe drinking water. drops of grace® drills wells in communities as part of a holistic approach to community development. In Malawi, as the poorest country in the world, Malawians face disease, drought, poverty, and lack of critical resources every day. drops of grace® provides support in education and teaching income-generating trades.

drops of grace® is a Friend of First Church.

Student Ministry support of Somebody Cares

Our student ministry has proved bibles for students in Malawi (supporting Somebody Cares ministry) as a part of their mission.  As recently as December 2016, the student ministry raised over $200 for bibles.

Student Ministry International Mission Trips

 

United Methodist Apportionments

United Methodists support the ministries of the church through apportioned funds, which combines resources from many churches so that we can accomplish what no single church, district or annual conference ever could hope to do alone. More information on apportionments.

 

Groups that Serve

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School Classes

United Methodist Men

First Church Women’s Ministries

Various Small Groups and Bible Studies