The local church is the hope of the world...

Every year First UMC give tens of thousands of dollars away to help people in the Sikeston area. We give to people in crisis, we help support local organizations, we repair roofs and help heal racism... we help show God's love to all the different people that Jesus calls our neighbors.


First UMC is a church deeply committed to live our faith outside the walls of the church.

School Fest

& Radical Christmas

Every Summer we coordinate with other churches for School Fest. It's sort of a party, celebration, school supply givea-way, hair cuts, vision testing & everything we can think of to help kids get ready for school.


Then every Winter we host Radical Christmas. Children get to make gifts for their parents, and parents can shop & wrap gifts for their children. And together we get to experience and celebrate the story of the very first Christmas.

Spread Hope Now

First UMC partners with Spread Hope Now, to meet the needs of struggling people in our community by combining resources from churches, individuals, and organizations.  We consist of caring individuals representing eight different church denominations in our area.  Click here to view ways to spread hope now in the Southeast Missouri Area.

School Partnerships

First UMC has a number of partnerships with Sikeston area schools. We regularly pray for students, staff and teachers. We read to preschool and kindergartners. We cook for sports teams. We assist students in need and we give scholarships every year. You can join us in a variety ways as we try to impact new generations with the love of God in tangible ways.

Food Bank

First UMC partners with Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Food Bank. Every month we collect food to help support their work, in addition to sending volunteers to work. The Food Bank reaches nearly 58,000 individuals each month with food assistance and distributes more than 8 million pounds of food annually.