Our Local Mission team fosters local mission activities of First United Methodist Church and encourages all of our members and regular attendees to become or remain involved in mission activity, through one of the local mission efforts or through the various avenues offered by National and International Missions.
In odd-numbered months, the church's Monthly Mission Focus is dedicated to agencies identified by the Local Missions team; the team informs the congregation about the work of the agency selected for the particular month, and contributions directed to the church missions program that month are sent directly to the chosen agency.
The Local Mission team meets on the first Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Franklin Street parlor and you are invited to join us any time. For more information on how you can participate in Local Missions, please call the church office at 219.465.1661.
Ongoing local mission activities sponsored by First United Methodist Church include:
We provide continuing support for:
Other local mission activities:
In addition to the agencies listed above, the Local Mission team sponsors various short-term activities such as an annual blood drive, a fall collection of school supplies for elementary and secondary school children, a mitten tree at Christmastime, and similar activities.
We also offer occasional support in the form of monetary contributions, human effort, or tangible resources to other service agencies as needs arise and our resources permit.
We are always open to your suggestions for other local mission activities, of either a short-term or continuing nature; and would welcome your leadership in bringing them to fruition.