For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 

Matthew 25:35-36

First United Methodist Church of Gadsden is engaged in service to our community through several missions.  It is our heart-felt desire to be “the hands and feet of Jesus” locally, regionally, and to the ends of the earth.  
We would love to have you come and join us on the journey.

Mission Focus by Month

The GFUMC Mission Team supports local missions and plans mission projects for members of our church families to take part in  throughout the year.  Watch for more details for these and other opportunities in our CHURCH NEWS each week.

Here are Missions for 2023:
January and February:  Tornado Buckets
Your Mission Team will be leading the way in January and February to once again fill Tornado Buckets for the UMCOR Disaster Relief Warehouse in Decatur!  This year, we will be collecting donations of items for the buckets so that those can then be divided up and packed!  You can help by donating multiple quantities of the same item or by sponsoring a tornado bucket.  The estimated cost of the items for one tornado bucket is $120.  We hope to have lots of buckets ready to take to our Disaster Relief Warehouse at the end of February.
March                 Church Workdays, March 24 @12:30 pm and March 25 @ 9 am- Spring Cleaning for all areas of the church buildings.

2023 Missions by Month

February         Tornado Buckets for UMCOR
MarchSpring Cleaning Church Workdays
April                 Charlsie House-Donate items needed for the Charlsie House
May                 Striplin Elementary including Teacher Appreciation Luncheon and A/B Honor Roll Parties
June                 Clothes Closet
July                 Gift to Gadsden
                 Christmas in July Stockings and Shoeboxes
August                 Striplin-Adopted School, "Welcome Back Teacher Breakfast"
September         Etowah Free Clinic, donate neded items
                                   Trip to UMCOR Disaster Relief Warehouse
October2nd Chance-Women's Shelter for Abused
NovemberCommUnity Thanksgiving, Donations for Cakes
Thanksgiving Food Bags for the Salvation Army
December          Angel Tree-Provide Christmas gifts for 30 Children

White Christmas Offering

Here are Missions for 2022:
January: Coat, Hat, Gloves Drive
February: Tornado Buckets
March:  The Love Center:  Assisting with bed linens, comforters, bedside tables and lamps
April: R. A. M.  (Free Medical Clinic)
May: Jail Ministry
              Striplin Elementary School:  Teacher Appreciation Lunch and Teacher of the Month and Year Recognition for 2020-2021 School Year
June:  Missionaries around the World, highlighted in worship and newsletter and prayed for.
July:  Christmas in July- Christmas Stockings filled for the Salvation Army and Children's Ministries fills Christmas Shoeboxes for South American Countries.
August:  Striplin Elementary:  Missions Team prepared bags of Teacher Supplies for each teacher at Striplin.
September: The Etowah Free Clinic
October:  Manna
November:  Donations for Cakes for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  
                                                       Fill a grocery bag with non-perishable food items to be distributed to families in need during the month of November.
December:  Angel Tree-Select an Angel from the Angel Tree and give gifts for a child at Christmas.
                            UMCH White Christmas Offering

Mission and Outreach

Ladle of Love

First United Methodist Church of Gadsden's Ladle of Love offers a  delicious, hot meal on Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The meal is open to anyone and is an opportunity for nourishment and fellowship.
Come feed  your soul at the Ladle of Love.   
A different team of volunteers serves this delicious meal each week.  If you would like to serve on a Ladle of Love team fill out the information card below.

Clothes Closet

First United Methodist Church of Gadsden's Clothes Closet is located on Broad Street and is open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone in need of clothing is welcomed to come and shop in the friendly, store-like atmosphere .
Volunteers serve at the Clothes Closet by sorting, hanging and stocking clothing on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and by serving customers on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.  If you would like to serve at the Clothes Closet, fill out the information card below.

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