The mission of First Pres begins in this community and spreads throughout the world. We are to use our resources to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone we can reach.
Volunteers assist with the Back to School Clothing Distribution, the Winter Coat Distribution and the Prom Dress Event.
We collect new winter coats, new and gently used jeans for men, socks and underwear, and monetary donations for “Soles for Souls’ – steel toed work boots and shoes.
Help prepare food and host annual Christmas Party and summer Picnic for CU staff and volunteers.
Volunteers can partner on various projects: “Stuff-A-Bus” is done during the month of August. First Pres is the host for sorting donated school supplies and stuffing backpacks for area need-based children.
In the spring and fall, we partner with CityLinC’s women’s outreach ministry to plan and implement events designed to share Christ’s love in practical ways.
Volunteers work with clients to enter information into the computer database, obtain needed signatures, and bag and distribute food items on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 12:30-3PM, in the lower level of First Methodist Church.
Mission Trips - Adult
Adults volunteer a week of service to those in need due to storms, floods and other natural disasters throughout the U.S. Other mission sites are close to home in our state and city.
Mission Trips - Youth
A week long mission trip for high school youth offering students the opportunity to travel and serve those in need in other parts of the United States.
Teams of two cultivate relationships in the church neighborhood through monthly visits to area homes. Help extend friendship, care and compassion in the name of Christ.
Provide assistance to children and parents in the parking area, pass out snacks, hand sanitizer and water during Snack time. Check “Raising a Reader“ bags in and out for use at home. Wednesday, Session 1: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Session 2: 11:45 – 12:45PM, Youth Center. Background check required.
Volunteers assist with final food preparation, serve, and clean up a meal for the parents, children, and E.C.C. Staff involved in the Parent Coalition. 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Fellowship Hall Volunteer to serve at the annual Winter Celebration in December and Day of the Child event in May. Stephen Ministers are equipped to provide distinctively Christian care for people going through tough times. Training is a fifty-hour commitment. Participants agree to serve for two years. There is a bi-monthly commitment of supervision and education and a weekly commitment of care giving to care receivers.
Assist with Second Mile’s annual summer Health Fair by conducting various health screenings, running games, and serving food. First Pres also provides Health Kits containing: soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries. Leave for Second Mile Center in Detroit, 8:30 AM, return to First Pres, 8:30 PM. Assist with the annual weekend field trip when 14 children who participate in Second Mile Center programs visit our church. Help with meals, field trips, etc. and/or give monetary and food donations. Our guests stay at our Retreat Center from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Donations of paper products for use at Second Mile Center are also collected that weekend.
Sew ‘n Sews
Sew-N-Sews meet the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 9:30AM.-2:00 PM September thru May to create items for various mission interests. Projects include: baby quilts and caps for area shelters and health centers, newborn preemie gowns for CS Mott Children’s Hospital, and walker tote bags for area medical care facilities and for kidney dialysis clients. All levels of ability are welcome.
This group meets the third Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army to prepare and serve lunch to those in need. Meal preparation begins at 9:00AM. Food is served 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Christmas/Easter/ Thanksgiving Baskets
Assist our Deacons in collection of food and other items 3 times a year. Help distribute baskets of food and needed supplies to those in need in our community.
These organizations receive ongoing financial support from our church.