At First Methodist our reach extends well beyond the walls of the church. We support both local and global missions through a variety of service and giving opportunities. We believe God is a missionary God who sent His Son into the world, likewise we are sent into the world to be the hands and feet of Christ as we participate in God's redeeming work in the world.
A local non-profit organization that provides food, rent, and utility assistance to qualifying individuals and families in the DeKalb area. They also offer free clothing and household items.
Operated out of a church in New Boston, Manna Kitchen cooks and delivers food to home-bound residents. Volunteers from First Methodist deliver food every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Missionary of the Month
Each month an individual or family that may be facing financial burden can be nominated to be the "Missionary of the Month" and receive specific help from the church.
Every Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm a group called the Piece Makers meets in the Fellowship Hall to knit scarfs, hats, and head band ear warmers to be delivered to Church Under the Bridge in Texarkana, a ministry to the homeless.
Nick's Mission Backpack Program
Nick's Mission Backpack Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit children's charity helping hungry school children in local area schools and day care programs. A hungry child will receive a backpack filled with nutritious food and snacks each weekend and on school holidays, including extended holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break. The foods and snacks can easily be opened by the child. The empty backpacks are returned by the students and refilled each week. All this is coordinated so the backpacks are distributed discreetly and each child's identity is kept confidential. At the end of the school year the children keep the backpacks for themselves. Learn more by clicking here.
Methodist Children's Home
Founded in 1890, Methodist Children's Home is a nonprofit child care provider affiliated with the seven United Methodist annual conferences of Texas and New Mexico. MCH serves children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds. Learn more by clicking here.
Throughout the year groups from First Methodist put their hands to work in the community of DeKalb with the purpose of helping others experience wholeness in Christ through a variety of service projects.
First Methodist supports a variety of global mission projects, from supporting missionaries who carry the gospel to various people groups, to helping build water wells in developing countries, we care about the world we live in.
Every Christmas season various groups of the church provide a variety of service and giving opportunities to benefit others in need. Below is a list of these opportunities:
Operation Christmas Child (benefits children worldwide)
Choir Sharing Christmas (benefits families in need)
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree (benefits Child Protective Services)
Glove Tree (benefits DeKalb Hope and DeKalb ISD)