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.

hands of christ | honduras

HONDURAS MEDICAL MISSION TEAM | Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, July 6, 2019 | Calling all people interested in serving on our 2019 Honduras medical mission team! We need all skill sets, including non-medical volunteers. Contact Jim Mills at jmillsendo@bellsouth.net.

Click here to see a newsletter from The Hands of Christ ministries about the FUMCT medical/dental team from their June trip.  You can support these teams and this ministry by visiting their website here.

HONDURAS CLINIC CONSTRUCTION TEAM | If you are interested in developing a Honduras Construction Mission Team to finish the hospital we are building there, contact Darrell Johnson at dwjohnson96@gmail.com. This idea is in its infancy and will be developed based on interest of the congregation.

challenge farm | kitale, kenya update

Because of your generosity, Challenge Farm Orphanage in Kitale, Kenya now has a completed playground!

Click here to learn more about the amazing work at Challenge Farm!


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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