hurricane relief efforts

Over the past few weeks the Southern United States have dealt with two of the most destructive hurricanes in the history of this great nation. The amount of rainwater and storm surge from both the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean is unprecedented. We have been asked to put together flood buckets for UMCOR. The amount of these cleaning kits that are needed is many, we are setting our church a goal of 200 cleaning kits. Will you help us meet this goal? For more information, please contact Joshua Davis.

Click here for instructions and kit materials list.

Upcoming mission trips

COSTA RICA: May 2018

Work with our missionary Fred Curry and his ministry, Rice and Beans. Contact Morgan at if you are interested in going on this trip.

Kitale, Kenya: June 2018

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


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!


recent outreach videos