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As Christians we are called to share God’s love with others. By giving of our time, our talents, and our gifts, we show by example what it means to “go out and be God’s people in the world,” and in so doing, we enrich the lives of those we serve — even as our own lives are enriched by the experience of connecting with God and one another through our gifts and our service. The many ministries of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth offer a wide array of opportunities to become part of this exciting, dynamic and impactful community of service. Take a look at the opportunities to serve listed below and give prayerful consideration to finding where you fit in.

Serving in the Church

Welcoming Ministries

We want everyone to feel welcome here at First Church, and our hospitality volunteers play a vital role in connecting guests and church members. Whether you have time for occasional or long-term tasks, we have many volunteer opportunities to be part of the team that makes sure everyone who is with us on Sunday feels welcomed and included!
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Lay Leadership

The early Methodist movement grew through the efforts of laity who led small groups, taught Bible study, provided outreach ministry, and led the administrative life of the church. Those efforts continue today with the lay leaders who serve our church community in so many ways.
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Focus First

Focus First is a church-led process designed to Gather, Organize, Listen, and Discern the answers to empower our church membership to develop this growth strategy together. By participating in Focus First, you can help our church achieve its God-given purpose in Fort Worth.
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Volunteer

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

Need a hand with household chores and tasks you are unable to do for yourself? Ever wonder how changing a light bulb, painting a wall, or doing yard work can help spread God’s love?

Neighbor 2 Neighbor is a ministry made up of church members whose focus is to spread God’s love to other members of the congregation who may be in need. This is accomplished by giving of time, energy, and love to help those in our FUMCFW family with projects around their homes.

Projects may include:

  • Lawn care
  • Painting
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Fixing leaky faucets or toilets
  • Organizing bookshelves
  • Help with cleaning
  • Light home maintenance
  • And more!

(All materials are provided by the homeowner.)

Ronald McDonald House

Several times a year we prepare and serve meals to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth.

Outreach

Onsite Outreach

First Street Methodist Mission

Devoted to serving people in need, First Street Methodist Mission provides emergency food, clothing, infant formula, limited financial assistance, and case management services in an atmosphere of respect and compassion.
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Methodist Justice Ministry

The Methodist Justice Ministry was founded in 2006, first to protect indigent women and children from domestic violence, neglect and abuse, and second, to help them to new lives free of violence, abuse, fear and self-loathing.

  • Free legal representation
  • Free counseling by Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Emergency financial support
  • Donations of clothing and homegoods
  • Christmas presents for children
  • Back to School backpacks/school supplies
  • Friendship and encouragement
  • Emotional and spiritual support
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Local Outreach

Contact: Charme Robarts | crobarts@myfumc.org

Kids Hope USA Mentoring

Children need help to beat the odds, and a caring mentor can make all the difference — one child, one hour, one church, one school at a time.
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Community Advocate

Through a special gift to the church in 2015, the Community Advocate office started its work of mentoring and supporting friends and neighbors of our church who struggle with homelessness.
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United Community Centers (UCC)

One hundred years ago women from FUMCFW saw a need for child care and education for children whose mothers were working, and our church has continued this partnership with UCC through financial and volunteer support.
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Project Transformation

This summer program initiated through the Central Texas Conference serves children at three Fort Worth locations. Its mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with communities. First Church has provided financial support and some volunteer support for this summer program.
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Texas & Beyond Outreach

Contact: Rev. Chuck Graff | cgraff@myfumc.org | 817-339-5065

Mission Teams Ministries

FUMCFW International Mission Teams travel to Costa Rica and Kenya each year to provide informative, educational, and inspirational opportunities of loving response to local and global needs in the name of Christ.

Costa Rica Mission

This ministry has served those in need through the construction of a church, medical clinic, parsonage, and children’s home. Plus, our team of medical volunteers provides assistance at the clinic.

Kenya Mission

This ministry provides children with school uniforms and tuition, supporting educational opportunities that improve their chances for a brighter future.
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Disaster Response

We support UMCOR disaster relief efforts with our gifts and trained Early Response Team members who serve as a Christian caring presence in many different roles for those affected by disasters. Training sessions are provided throughout the year. In addition, our Spiritual Care Team helps victims with spiritual needs.

Habitat for Humanity

We support Habitat for Humanity through our gifts and volunteer efforts with builds at various times of the year.

Short-Term Domestic Mission Trips

You can still serve without committing to an international mission trip or training for disaster response. FUMCFW continually offers other mission opportunities in our area.

Methodist Connectional Partnerships

As a Methodist Church, we partner with several organizations to support their ministries with our time and our gifts.

Contact: Charme Robarts | crobarts@myfumc.org

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

This humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church strengthens and transforms people and communities by working globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.
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Methodist Children’s Home (MCH)

MCH serves children and youth through residential programs, foster care, transition services, and a variety of community services offering hope to children, youth, and families through a nurturing, Christian community.
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Wesleyan Homes

This faith-based ministry provides comfort and supportive care for senior adult residents and their families in a place called home.
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Providence Place

Providence Place (formerly Methodist Mission Home) helps young adults with disabilities achieve life/work skills, offers a wide range of adoption options for families, with assistance for expectant mothers considering adoption, and welcomes those on the fringe of our community.
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