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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
(All materials are provided by the homeowner.)
Several times a year we prepare and serve meals to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth.
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.
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.
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.
The Dementia Friendly Fort Worth initiative is part of Dementia Friendly America, a national movement to support and serve those living with dementia, as well as their family, friends, and care partners. By engaging and educating businesses and individuals across all sectors, we strive to foster dementia friendly environments throughout Fort Worth and Tarrant County.Learn more
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.
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.
Contact: Rev. Phyllis Barren | firstname.lastname@example.org | 817-339-5082
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.
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.
This ministry provides children with school uniforms and tuition, supporting educational opportunities that improve their chances for a brighter future.
Rev. Tom McDermott | email@example.com
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.
We support Habitat for Humanity through our gifts and volunteer efforts with builds at various times of the year.
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.
As a Methodist Church, we partner with several organizations to support their ministries with our time and our gifts.
Contact: Rev. Tom McDermott | firstname.lastname@example.org| 817-339-3881
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.
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.
This faith-based ministry provides comfort and supportive care for senior adult residents and their families in a place called home.
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.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Preparing for Marriage
Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs)
Parish Nurse Ministry