Serve

People Helping People

Serving moves you forward in your journey to know God. Each time you freely give your time and energy to serve another person you are modeling the servanthood that Jesus’ life was so much about.

First Church simply could not function without volunteers. Special events and weekly services only happen because of the dedication of volunteers. You can make a difference! If you love God then you love people. Volunteers are love in motion! You were designed for it! Whatever your interests…We have a place for you to serve. God designed each of us with talents, strengths and gifts to be used for His church.

When we volunteer we begin to discover our individual design and where we uniquely fit and contribute. Your experience can give you a sense of fulfillment and joy as God uses you to impact others both in the church and in the community.

Find Your Place to Serve

Online Volunteer Registration is coming soon.

Feeding the Hungry

Kids-Eat-Free

During the summer months, FUMC volunteers participate in Christian Community Action‘s Kids-Eat-Free (KEF) program. For some kids, the end of the school year could mean a summer with fewer lunch options. Through this program children ages 3 to 18 receive healthy lunches every Monday through Friday. Volunteers hand out and/or deliver sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

This is a wonderful outreach ministry for families, small groups, Sunday School classes, and individuals. Please prayerfully consider helping with Kids-Eat-Free in whatever way you feel comfortable. If interested or if you have any questions, please contact us.

Kids-Eat-Free Needs and Volunteers

  • Lunch Volunteers: We need five (5) volunteers daily to distribute meals at the church, at Budget Suites, located at 5289 S. Hwy. 121.
  • Food & Non-food Donations:
    • Individually wrapped sweet/salty snacks (chips, goldfish, applesauce, fruit snacks, cookies, drinks and the like)
    • Plastic bags from Wal-Mart, Target etc.
    • Monetary donations with KEF in the memo line or gift cards
    • Gently used children’s books

Thanksgiving Meals

Each year, through the United Methodist Women, we provide a turkey, boxed dressing, and canned goods for a complete Thanksgiving meal to families. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, we are providing Blessing Bags to individuals in need. Contact us to let us know of a need.

Community Connection

Yoga Classes

Mat Yoga – First, Third, and Fifth Tuesday’s of the Month
Chair Yoga – Second and Forth Tuesday’s of the Month

Classes are held in the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall starting at 7:00 PM. A donation of $3 is asked to cover use of the facilities.

Look for a Yoga Sign to know which door to enter.

If Tuesday doesn’t fit your schedule and/or you want additional practices, classes are held at The Colony Recreation Center at 7 PM on Mondays and Thursdays. Wednesday morning classes will start at 9:30 AM. Cost is $25 a month for one day per week. Drop-In fee is $8 per class.

First Church Yoga wins The Colony Courier-Leader 2013 Readers’ Choice Award in Health & Beauty.

Back-To-School Blessing

Held during each service (8:30am & 11:00am) on the Sunday before LISD school starts.

Each year the Sunday before school starts, we invite students to bring their backpacks to be blessed during worship services. Any educators or school employees are also encouraged to come and receive a special blessing.

Trunk-Or-Treat in The Colony

No Tricks, All Treats! A safe, fun, Halloween alternative. The Trunk-Or-Treat event is open to all families of The Colony and surrounding neighborhoods. This event takes place the Last Sunday in October, 6:00-8:00PM
in our Parking Lot. Contact us if you would like to sponsor, volunteer or decorate your car. This event is for the community by the community.

Home Maintenance

Our United Methodist Men provide the hands to do light home maintenance repairs for those in need. . Contact us to let us know of a need.

Angel Tree

Each year after Thanksgiving, we put up a special Angel tree with cards denoting specific items or monetary value to provide for a child or family that has asked or been found to be in need.

Scouts

Through the Commission on United Methodist Men that oversees Scouting ministries and civic youth-serving agencies, First United Methodist Church The Colony provides a safe environment for troops to meet.

Need a place to meet? Scouts and other scout-type organizations are always welcome, our doors are open and we love supporting the children and youth of our community. Check our calendar for availability or contact us for more information.

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scout Troop 226
Cub Scout Pack 133

Cub Scout Pack 226

Cub Scout Pack 281

Girl Scouts of the USA - Council of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Girl Scout Troop 581
Girl Scout Troop 3811
Girl Scout Troop 4723
Girl Scout Troop 5214
Girl Scout Troop 7485
Girl Scout Troop 7488

Care Ministry

The Care Ministry at First Church exists to support individuals who have needs in the church family and surrounding community. We seek to care for you not only spiritually, but also physically, mentally, and emotionally. Contact us if you or your family are in need.

Our care ministries include:

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Good Samaritan
    • Financial Assistance
    • Catch-A-Ride
    • Food For The Soul
  • Homebound/Hospital Visitation
  • Home Maintenance Support
  • Scribbles – cards/notes of encouragement
  • Knitting & Sewing Ministry

Umbrella Ministry – provided during Sunday services