Global Missions

General Advance Special Projects

First UMC has made a four-year commitment to providing monetary support to the following General Advance Specials projects. Additional gifts to these projects are made through the Easter and Christmas offerings. Groups or individuals can make gifts to these or any General Advance Specials project at any time. Please contact the Global Missions Team for more information.
The General Board of Global Ministries is in mission with church, ecumenical, and NGO partners around the world to introduce people to Jesus Christ, strengthen churches and communities, alleviate human suffering, and seek justice, freedom, and peace.

Covenant Relationship The church is honored to be in Mission under a Covenant Relationship with United Methodist Missionaries to Italy— Revs. David and Kristin Markay. In the past we have supported the Markays as they served in Lithuania and as Missionaries in Residence in the United States.

Africa Supports hunger and agricultural ministries to help people provide for themselves. Also supports children’s ministries, which provide relief to thousands of children orphaned by war, AIDS, and other disasters.

Russia Supports orphanages by providing clothes, school resources, and Christian literature. Also supports the development of United Methodist churches, including support groups and community outreach programs.

Good Works, Athens, Ohio Provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, as well as vocational and mental health counseling, to rural homeless people in southeastern Ohio.

Jackson Area Ministries Serves in an Appalachian area of Ohio with an emphasis on volunteer work projects; the center provides resources to enable persons and congregations to respond to issues and needs and to enable people to help themselves.

House of the Carpenter, Inc., Wheeling, West Virginia Includes emergency services, hunger advocacy, a homeless coalition and health clinics in severely depressed areas of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries. Learn more here.

Global Missions Partner First UMC also is in Mission through the Global Mission Partner Program of the United Methodist Church. Being a Global Mission Partner (GMP) we support a position and not a particular person. Our support allows an indigenous person to serve in their own country. Through our support we are helping someone to have a job and additionally contribute to the local economy by providing the wages spent by the person.