Sometimes we are the answer to someone's prayer...

The early Christian writer Paul describes the church as 'the body of Christ', and he goes on to say that every person has a unique role to play in the church and that every person is important.

We believe that! We believe that you are important. You are a wonderful child of God, and you have a place to serve through the missions and ministries of First UMC! Together we want people in Sikeston, Southeast Missouri and around the world to see Jesus in the way we live.

There are many ways you can serve @FirstChurch, @SpreadHopeNow (Sikeston), and in the world!

Serving @FirstUMC

All of our ministries are dependent on people like you serving! There are 4 ministry areas we are searching for new people:

• Worship (music, connections, lights & sound, design, etc.)

• New Generations (nursery, children, youth, etc.)

• Grow & Care (groups, shut-ins, sick, etc.)

• Office & Building (repairs, office help, technology, lockup, etc.)

If you are new to First UMC and want to serve for the first time; OR if you have been around for a while and want to try something new; OR if you have taken a break and are ready to get involved again email Jill and she'll help get you plugged in!

Serving in Southeast MO

There are many great organizations and ways to serve in the Sikeston area. First UMC partners with a variety of organizations, including one of the great multi-church ministries born out of First UMC: Spread Hope Now!

Here are some current Sikeston Missions:

• SchoolFest

• Radical Christmas

• Love Your Neighbor Days

• Storehouse

• After School Mentoring

• Reading Outreach for Children (ROC)

• Bulldog Pantry

+many more

Serving around the world!

First Church is a part of the United Methodist Church's world wide ministries. When disasters occur we are one of the first churches to show up to help and one of the last to leave. We send mission teams around the world, and have partnering ministries in even more places. Whether you want to travel to help or donate to support others, there are many ways you can get involved in the world wide ministry of First UMC!

Three of our closest world ministries include:

Mucocane Mozambique, Sister/Partner Church

Dominican Mission Team Partners

Feed My Starving Children Meatpacking Event