Outreach Ministries


First United Methodist Church is involved in many ministries in the community including:
Calling & Caring: The Calling & Caring Ministry supports the church family during crisis, life changes and everyday living through visitation, phone calls, notes and other help. The committee supports the homebound and nursing home family as well. The group lifts up, helps and celebrates ministries already being done in this area by others.
Christians United Feeding Friends (C.U.F.F.) is a FREE meal provided by community congregations for anyone who wishes to attend. Meals will be served at Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal at 6 pm. on Thursday evenings. Our church takes its turn in the rotation in preparing and serving the meal..
Commodities: Surplus government commodities are distributed to the needy in our community.  Dates and times are published in the Independence Daily Reporter.  Volunteers from the church support this effort.  Contact the church office 331-3840. 
Community Access Center (CAC):  The Community Access Center provides a centralized location to assist individuals in determining their needs and identifying community services available to meet those needs.  CAC is located at 315 West Sycamore and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

Food Basket Ministries is a program of the Independence Ministerial Association that helps individuals and families who need food.  Located at 315 West Sycamore inside the Community Access Center.  Hours of operation are Mondays, 11am-1pm, Wednedays, 1pm-3pm and Fridays, 3pm-5pm.  Contact The Food Basket at 620-331-8572..

Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit housing ministry striving to provide decent, affordable housing for every human being. FUMC is a strong leader in HFH Montgomery County. Contact Walter Nelson, 331-6205.  The website for Habitat for Humanity is: http://www.habitat.org/.

Faithworks is sponsored by the FUMC Missions committee. Persons who need simple home repair or maintenance work are invited to call the church office for an application.

Shoes for Kids provides children with school shoes and socks through out the year.  Twice a year the FUMC Wesley Center is turned into a giant “Store” where children choose their own shoes.