Local Missions

Second Saturday Outreach

We are the contact group for the church when there are local mission needs in our community. On the Second Saturday of every month, you are invited to join others from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Crossroads to work on projects that range from painting, construction and repair work to visiting nursing homes and taking cookies to individuals/groups around the city. Each month has different activities planned. No sign up required.

We now have a special 2nd Saturday projects for kids to help the community! We’re participating in the Turban Project to help cancer patients in Fairfield County. Kids will be making head coverings (beanies, turbans, courage caps, and face masks) during March’s Second Saturday Outreach.
We’re asking the congregation for donations of knit, fleece, or cotton fabrics (1/4 yard or larger), decorative buttons or pins, or Jo-Ann Fabrics or Hobby Lobby gift cards for us to purchase supplies. We’ll have a table set up in the Parlor next Sun., Feb,. 23, thru March 8 if you’d like to drop off your donations. Many Thanks!

Fellowship Dinners

On Wednesdays, we welcome and encourage everyone to come and enjoy a home-cooked meal at Crossroads. All meals include a dessert, fresh garden salad, homemade rolls and beverages. 

First Community Kitchen

A unique outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church, the First Community Kitchen serves a free lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon. The lunch is prepared by volunteers with love, and friendship. Volunteers welcome the guests, prepare the lunch, serve the lunch, visit with the guests and clean up the kitchen and dining area after lunch, The experience of those who come to enjoy the meal is one of fellowship and affirmation. 

Other Local Ministries

Coins For Christ This ministry donates loose change from the Sunday offering each month. Recent local charity recipients were: Allen Chapel Church, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Central Ohio Youth for Christ, Faith in Action, The Special Wish Foundation and our local chapter of the Red Cross.

Monthly Shelter Meals Meals are provided to our community’s Emergency Shelter the first Wednesday of each month.

Back to School Drive: The Local Missions Team holds their annual “Back to School Drive” each July. We collect new school supplies to help area children get off to a great start this fall.

Angel Tree

Each Advent season we provide Christmas gifts for needy families in our community.

Community Action Pantry The last Sunday of each month, our congregation collects and donates household items and personal care items to the Fairfield County Community Action. Items that we collect on the last Sunday of the month include toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, liquid dish soap, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, bar soap, and deodorant–items which cannot be purchased at the store with government assistance. There is a collection box in the Parlor for your donations.
Outreach Sewing Ministry
By sewing simple items, this ministry provides help to the Fairfield Medical Center in several ways. Comfort Bears can be created for young patients who are comforted by hugging these soft bears. Infants admitted through the ER often need blankets they can be wrapped in when they return home.
Coordinator: Judy Goslin

Loving Lending