Upcoming mission trip | kitale, kenya

July 26 - August 5

Work with our missionary Cheri Thompson at the Challenge Farm orphanage in Kitale, Kenya. This is a family-friendly trip! Contact Josh at jcd1177@charter.net or 345-7261 ext. 102 for more information.

5K for Kenya Mission Run/Walk 2018 | Saturday, March 31

6:30 a.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. Race begins

Cardinal Park 7325 Robert Cardinal Airport Road Tuscaloosa, AL

All proceeds go to Kenyan Ministries: Challenge Farm, Tenderfeet Education Center & The Shelter of United Love

$20: Register by March 20

$25: Register after March 20

Children's Challenge Run | 8:45 a.m.

$10 registration - children will receive a handmade Kenyan item

Click here to register!

Official Entry Form

Children's Challenge Run Entry Form



First Church believes in the "priesthood of all believers." When we join the United Methodist Church, we promise to support the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness. 

We put these promises into action both inside and outside the doors of our church:

We care for each other in times of personal and family trial;

We work together to raise our children and youth as disciples of Jesus;

We serve food to the hungry at the Community Soup Bowl;

We help build houses and develop Christian communities around Tuscaloosa County;

We tutor at Central and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools;

We assist “neighbors in need” with a multitude of poverty related issues;

Bless Your Neighbor provides supplies for teachers in our local schools;

We help feed, clothe, and educate children locally, nationally, and globally;

We take medical/dental/optometry care to those that would otherwise go unseen both locally & internationally;

We help build new church congregations locally, nationally, and internationally;

We are the representatives of Jesus to a broken and downtrodden world;

We strive to be the “hands and feet” of the body of Christ.


The Global Outreach (GO) Ministries of First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa are Biblically based in Acts 1:8. We believe we are commissioned to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus to a hurting and sometimes hopeless world.

We have three different areas that we participate in ministry to others:

1) Local GO Team

2) National GO Team

3) International GO Team

These are teams that meet twice a year to determine future missions projects, disperse funds to various ministries and missionaries, and help develop the overall direction of Global Outreach for FUMCT. To become more involved in any of these teams, please contact Director of Global Outreach, Joshua Davis at 205.345.7261, ext. 102.

Learn more about our different mission and outreach opportunities and register today!


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