Each Christian is called to participate in the outreaching ministry of Jesus Christ. Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling.

First UMC supports a variety of local, national, and international missions through our giving and our doing.

Much of First UMC’s immediate direct assistance is conducted through Shelbyville’s Salvation Army. First UMC is a long-time supporter of the Salvation Army’s ministry. To connect with the Salvation Army, click here.

For 2020, First UMC has identified the following monthly mission emphases:

January – Shelby County Elementary Schools
February – “Paper the Town” – toiletries and paper goods for local agencies
March – The United Methodist Committee on Relief
April – Shelbyville Central Education Foundation
May – Boy Scout Troop #250
June – Shelby County Arc and Aktion Club
July – Turning Point Domestic Violence Services
August – Rush/Shelby County CASA
September – Shelby County Meals on Wheels
November – L.O.A.F. – free supper served every Monday at First UMC
December – grocery and gas cards for local needs