First United Methodist Church has an active missions focus.  We offer a variety of missions opportunities which vary from month to month.  Our outreach efforts are lead by our Missions Team.  If you are learning more about our outreach efforts, please contact Linda Leese, the head of our Mission Team, or Rebecca Delbridge in the church office.
 
Upcoming Mission Opportunities
 

Five on the Fifth

October 29 is the fifth Sunday in October.  Please consider including a $5.00 donation to United Methodist Family Services (Formerly, United Methodist Children’s Home.) Your donations support children in need through adoption services, treatment foster care, and mental health services. 

Otterbein Avalon:  Share the Love of God with our neighbors

Pastor Dan Renfro has started a worship service at Springboro’s Otterbein Avalon center on Sundays at 1:30.  We invite those who worship in Springboro on Sunday mornings or Saturday evenings to join with the Otterbein residents as they worship and praise God.  During this worship, we will sing favorite hymns, share the Word and pray as the Body of Christ.  David Finney, CLM, assists Pastor Dan with this service.  Please bring a warm smile, a desire to help with wheel chairs, and a love of Christ to our weekly worship services.

With worship now occurring on Sunday, the weekly BINGO game has moved to 1:00 on Wednesday.  Join David Finney as he engages with the residents in this favorite game.  Again, bring smiles and a fun-seeking attitude to Otterbein Avalon, Springboro, located off of Bunnell Hill Road.  For more information, please contact David Finney.

 

Operation Christmas Child

If your household would like to put together shoe box kits for Operation Christmas Child, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro and New Covenant Church at 4340 Union Rd, Middletown, are local drop off sites during the week of November 13. As a congregation we will be focusing on more local ministries this Christmas.  

 

Digital Camera Needed

Our church would like to provide our church historian with a digital camera to help capture the history of our church family with photographs.  If you have a digital camera you no longer use, please contact Rebecca in the church office.  A donation receipt will be provided for tax purposes.  Thank you! 

 

Box Tops

Our Mission Team will continue to collect box tops for Red Bird Mission throughout this school year.  There are bins in which to place the labels and box tops located in the black stand  across from the music room.  Thank you.

 
Medical Driver Ministry
If you find you need someone to drive you to and/or from a medical appointment, our church offers a Medical Driver Ministry.  This ministry is a free gift of love to members and friends with no charge or fee.  We look forward to providing medical transportation whenever and wherever needed.  To schedule a medical driver, please contact Harold Masteller. 
 
 
 
Recent Mission/Outreach Efforts

 

Treats for Veterans

A big thank you for your support in our mission to the veterans at the VA Hospital in Dayton.  Through your generosity, we were able to provide 900 treats and many chapsticks and flip flops. 

 

Bags for Foster Children

Thank you to all who donated book and duffel bags for foster children.  The bags were donated to the Bair Foundation, a local Christian organization that places foster children. When children are removed from their homes, often everything the children own is placed in garbage bags.  After parenting a number of foster children through Bair, Molly has made it  her mission to help make sure every child has a nice bag in which to carry their things.   The heroin epidemic going on has drastically increased the number of children in need.  Thank you to all who provided bags for this worthwhile mission.

 

Jackson Area Ministry Seed Collection

Thank you so much for your generous donation of seed packets and money to enable to people of the Jackson area to grow their own food for their families.  Through your generosity we were able to send them 272 seed packets and $225 toward bulk seeds and plants. Thank you again.

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make our IHN guests feel at home during spring break.  As always, we couldn’t do this without your continual support!  Both were in their new housing by the end of April.