Missions & Outreach

Local Missions

Abode Services (formerly Tri-City Homeless Coalition)

Meets the needs of the homeless population in the Tri-City area through transitional shelter for families and singles, transitional housing for families, mobile outreach to the homeless on the streets, and help in finding and keeping jobs.

What We Do:
  • Back-to-school backpacks for children living at the transitional shelter.  Each backpack contains everything each child, whether in high school or elementary, will need to start the school year.    Any extra donated funds are used to purchase gift cards to allow the shelter to purchase additional necessary items the children might need.  This mission was started several years ago by the United Methodist Women and became a church wide mission.
  • Rapid Re-housing Home Warming Program. The goal is to place homeless families into housing. Churches in the area are partnering with Abode Services by paying the first month’s rent and related costs and providing essential furnishings to give the families a good start.
  • Providing and Cooking Dinner at the transitional shelter on one evening, every other month. This effort is funded and organized by the Palm Hill Men’s Fellowship, and staffed with the Youth Group and congregation members.

Tri-City Volunteers

A multi-emergency center providing food, clothing, furniture and household items to people in need.

What We Do:
  • Each Sunday during the services, we collect food items to be donated to their Food Bank. We also occasionally donate clothing. Some items, such as canned fruit cups, go into box lunches prepared for the homeless by a local church.

Windsor Country Drive Care Center

A nursing home in Fremont for the elderly and persons recovering from injuries.

What We Do:
  • We offer a very popular bingo game to the residents on Wednesday evenings. These bingo games provide much needed diversion and entertainment as well as some coordination exercise for the elderly and chronically ill residents. The game also includes prizes for blackout winners. The most popular prize at the moment is a small, cute, cuddly stuffed animal.
  • For 9 years First Church provided a Worship Service for all residents the first Sunday of each month. We’re currently taking a break from that ministry.

Monthly Concerts

  • Short, free, public music concerts are organized each month. Free-will offerings from these are used to support local humanitarian charities, such as Tri-City Food Bank, Toys for Tots or Abode Services.
  • If you play piano or some other instrument, and are in a position to donate a 30-minute recital for this charitable series (or even play one or two pieces in a combined concert), please contact our Music Director.  We would love to hear you.

Global Missions

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Responds to natural or man-made disaster to alleviate human suffering with open minds to all religions and open hearts to all people.

What We Do:

United Methodist Women organizes the congregational donation of emergency kits  that are used in disaster relief.