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You the Body: Volunteers in Mission

You the Body represents two things:

  1. Wherever you go in service, you are the Body of Christ in the world.
  2. All missions that we do as a church outside greater Round Rock and Mission Panama. We pray that each person that you impact will feel the love of God.

Upcoming Opportunity

Volunteers in Mission

Report from Victoria – March 2019
First Church continues to lead the way in serving over 800 residents and 1000 homes in need of hurricane recovery assistance in south Texas. Last weekend nine volunteers from our church and First UMC Georgetown traveled to Victoria to help restore homes and encourage families still struggling to recover. These United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) opportunities are open to anyone 14 years of age and older and only cost $10 per person. All skills are welcome–from painters, to scrapers, cooks, and carpenters. These are wonderful ways to tangibly express the love of Jesus and spread hope. Whether you come by yourself, with a friend, or with your family you will have a wonderful time serving others in need in the name of Christ. The next UMVIM trips to Victoria will be April 12-14 and May 17-19. Contact David Scott for more information at txgolfersall@gmail.com.

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

Kairos 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 for information about women’s Kairos Ministry opportunities. Contact Lucas McLane for information about men’s Kairos Ministry opportunities. Click here for more information.


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. Click here for more information about Disaster Response.


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


Groups that Serve

  • Children’s Ministry
  • Sunday School Classes
  • United Methodist Men
  • First Church Women’s Ministries
  • Various Small Groups and Bible Studies