Missions

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