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LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, MAKE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS

FUMC Missions supports ministries that also share our passion to love God, love people, and make followers of Jesus. Your designated giving supports one local, one national, and one international program each year.

LOCAL: FISHBONE MINISTRIES

Fishbone Ministries is located in the Island area of Butler. Since 2002, Fishbone has served children of all ages, providing a space where children and youth can gather throughout the week to learn about God, have fun, eat together, and receive emotional and spiritual support. First Church has a small team of volunteers that help with some of the programs, and we regularly hold drives for some of
their physical needs, such as backpacks and school supplies.

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NATIONAL: SOLDIER'S HOSPITALITY HOUSE (SHH)

SHH is a ministry of Cadence International, an evangelical mission outreach for active military and their families based at Fort Hood, Texas. SHH is led by Ben & Melody Bloker and it is a “home from home” for soldiers—a place for fellowship, bible studies, worship, and general support. They also share bible studies online with soldiers when deployed around the world. In 2020, First Church is sending our first
mission team to SHH to help with maintenance on the property.

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iNTERNATIONAL: HONDURAS MINISTRY

We have been sowing seeds of faith in Honduras since 2013, and we are currently supporting community development and mission work in the town of Punta Gorda. This is led by Justin and Ashley Guest and their goal is to work alongside local leaders and educators to empower the community of approximately 5,000 people. This holistic approach includes teaching job and life skills, health and nutrition, and providing bible studies and small groups. Each year, a mission team from FUMC supports their work, visiting Honduras to provide some of the skills, labor and materials needed.

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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT MISSIONS

Prayers are always appreciated for the work done at each of these ministries—for the leaders’ energy and direction, for the people who need the ministries, and for the love of God to touch them all. Your time and energy—if you’d like to serve alongside any of these missions, please contact us or look for information in the church bulletins. Announcements are made several times a year. Financial and other donations—monthly contributions can be made and must be designated to “Missions” to be included in the mission fund. We also hold collections through the year for specific needs for each of these ministries. These will be promoted in the bulletins through the year. Use the button below to give to the Missions fund. Be sure to choose the Mission Fund from dropdown box.

GIVE TO MISSIONS HERE