As United Methodists, we share a calling to respond to the love of God by reaching out to those who live in darkness. We see the world as the place where we live out this calling through missions. In our caring and sharing, we bring the light of Christ into the darkness. You are invited to participate in missions through a variety of projects and programs. As you read about the many mission opportunities offered by our church, listen for God’s calling in your life and then join us as we make a difference in the world. For more information about how you can make a difference through missions, please contact Romnie Scott at 903-753-4463.
BREAKFAST AT NEWGATE MISSION
On the 2nd Sunday of each month, groups within FUMC Longview provide breakfast at Newgate Mission, as well as participate in worship and provide a welcoming presence at the mission. We also have several church members who serve on the board of directors, operate as van drivers, and lead Bible studies for the mission.
Every Tuesday at the Beacon Center (formerly Wesley McCabe United Methodist Church), children in grades 1-5 from The Bailey School join us for an after-school enrichment program. In small groups, children participate in activities such as art, reading, science, Bible story, and cooking programs. This volunteer-led outreach program runs in semester-long sections during the school year.
Throughout the year, FUMC Sunday school classes assist with lawn care and collecting needed supplies for the students at Asbury House. Our church also has several members serving on the Asbury House board, and volunteering as readers, chapel leaders, and by adopting families for the holidays.
SOCIETY OF ST. STEPHEN
Each month, members of our church support the Society of St. Stephen by leaving an offering at the communion railing. Society of Stephen supports Longview Community Ministries and the Beacon Center
FAMILY PROMISE OF LONGVIEW
This agency assists families with rent to keep them in their current housing situation, thus avoiding homelessness. Family Promise plans to resume housing families once renovations on their new facility are complete. FUMC, along with other local congregations, assist in this effort by providing meals, volunteers, and through their financial support.
Longview FUMC partners with organizations to provide for those in need; locally and around the globe. Click through to learn more about our partners and how you can participate in each mission opportunity.
- The Haverty’s/Newgate Angel Tree
- East Texas Food Bank
- Longview Community Ministries
- Threads of Love
- Bed of Hope