Care and Support

This page lists the ministries at First UMC where you can find care and support for yourself or others.

Congregational Care

Responding to God's call to care for one another, the First UMC faith family serves one another in a wide variety of efforts.


This ministry provides visits by our pastors and laity to those who are homebound, hospitalized, or in a long-term care facility.


Our support ministry focuses on those who are experiencing a low point in their lives and reminds them that they are loved and cared about. This ministry has many aspects such as sending cards, making phone calls, delivering or hosting meals, and providing essential transportation.


The prayer ministry prays faithfully over all prayer requests that are sent to the church along with providing prayer blankets.  Over the course of the year, the ministry team also prays specifically for each person in our faith family.
These ministries have a primary focus of caring for those in our community and around the world.

Community Outreach Ministry

Our Community Outreach Ministry is staffed by teams of volunteers working to assist individuals and families in crisis.

Monday Meal

A hot meal is provided every Monday at 4:00 p.m. by a team of volunteers for those who are homeless and/or hungry.

During the pandemic, our meals are being served at the Helping Hands Clinic located at 509 NE 1st Street.

Monday Worship and Communion

Each Monday at 3:30 p.m., a brief worship service is held for anyone wishing to attend. Holy Communion is offered each week.

Due to the pandemic, we are not able to provide worship and communion at this time.

Helping Hands Clinic

Every Monday starting at 2:30 p.m., our mission partner provides comprehensive health services, clothes, and a meal for those in need in our community. The clinic is located next to First UMC at 509 NE 1st Street.

Women Empowerment Program

This program is part of the services offered by the Helping Hands Clinic providing a safe, welcoming, and supportive social environment for women.

Due to the pandemic, this program is offered at the same time and location as the clinic services.

Support Groups

Support groups  provide a safe place for those who are journeying through grief, combating illness, going through divorce or separation, caring for family members, or experiencing any of life's challenges. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, support groups are not meeting at First UMC.

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