You the Body Village


You the Body


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.

2017 Women’s Mission Trip to Sager Brown Depot – June 4 – 9, 2017

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.

On June 4, thirteen women are going to Sager Brown to process relief supplies, mostly health kits and flood buckets, due to the high number of tornadoes and floods throughout the United States. The attendees have paid all their personal expenses for the trip, however, we want to thank those who have aided our efforts through donations for gas, supplies and shipping. Toothpaste, because of expiration dates. is only purchased and inserted as the kits leave so we appreciate those financial contributions. Donors include some individuals, the Journey in Faith Sunday school class, and the United Methdoist Women. A special thank you goes to the young people of the 5th grade Sunday school class who donated the toothbrushes, as well as combs and bandaids! We will be taking with us 130 completed health kits for relief efforts.

Contact Patti Ruth at 512-944-5339 or

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

Reserve your space today! Eleanor Johnson is serving as the 2018 team leader, and needs a commitment of a $25.00/per person deposit by 12 noon on Friday, March 3. This is a non refundable processing fee that is sent to Sager Brown – UMCOR in Baldwin, LA to secure our date.  To sign up for this trip, send your $25 check, payable to First United Methodist Church with a memo, 2018 Mission Trip Sager Brown-UMCOR, to the church office. 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. Click here for more information. Contact: Eleanor Johnson, or 512.255.5382. 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 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.

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.



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