Missions

Below is just a small list of the missions FUMC participates in:

  • Assisting the UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) with the TOP (Teens Opposing Poverty) mission.
  • Hosting WATTS (Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter) each winter for one week.
  • Making birthing kits and school kits for disadvantaged people around the world through UMCOR (United Methodist Commission on Relief).
  • Sending care packages to soldiers.
  • Helping and visiting the elderly.
  • Assisting the UMYF with the “30hr. famine”, a time when the youth secure sponsors for time spent fasting so that food may be purchased for the hungry.
  • Christmas “gift card” tree.
  • Volunteering at animal shelters.
  • Helping with the CCAP (Congregational Community Action Project) Christmas present “give away” to needy families and school supply drive.
  • Funding the homeless “ID” project.
  • Supporting the “Nothing But Nets Campaign” through “Imagine No Malaria”– sending mosquito nets to impoverished places around the world.
  • Christmas caroling to the elderly and home bound.
  • We sponsor blood drives for the American Red Cross.
  • Knitting “comfort blankets” for families in grief.
  • Providing holiday meals for needy families.
  • Some friends of the church send letters to people in prison.

First United Methodist Church also regularly supports:

  • Salvation Army
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • UMCOR
  • Winchester Heart Haven Home
  • Hunger Offering

    The “Hunger Offering” is used to help individuals with various needs such as Rent, Heating & Electric bills, food, health needs, Turkey & Ham for CCAP clients for Christmas/Thanksgiving.