Missions

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.
Here are Missions for 2021:
January:  Feeding First Responders-Meals provided to all Fire Halls in the city of Gadsden.
February: Caring for Healthcare Workers-Meals for Healthcare Workers provided at Gadsden Regional and Riverview.
March:  Love Center:  Members shower the Love Center with items for their new kitchen.
April:  Show Love: Camp Sumatanga
May:  UMCOR Tornado Buckets- Fill a Tornado Bucket with the requested items listed.
              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:  C.L.I.C.K Program
October:  Manna
                       Coat Drive for Clothes Closet
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

Christmas in July

Celebrate Christmas in July!
Fill a stocking with joy, love and prayers for children in our community!  Stockings will be available in the Chestnut St Lobby or @ worship services, July 11th through July 31st.  Pick up a stocking, fill and return to the church by August 8th, 2021   Thank you  for your support!  --GFUMC Mission Team

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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Focus on local and foreign missions.

Learn more about mission opportunities.

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