Looking for some missions opportunities in Paris Texas to plug into? First United Methodist Church is busy putting people to work for the Kingdom of God. Here are just a few ways to plug in. Feel free to contact the office for more possibilities.
Prayers For Students Program
Several years ago, Dick Boots brought an idea to us that he helped start called the “Lamar County Prayers for Students Program”. This group had a vision of having one on one prayers
going out to every High school student in Lamar County. At this time every Soph. Jr. and Senior in Lamar County has someone praying for them.
We are offering the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful mission so that we can cover all of the high school students including the Freshman. If you have a student you are praying for we appreciate your dedication and please continue to do so. If you have not signed up for a student we ask that you prayerfully consider doing so. You may fill out the card in the bulletin and leave it in the baskets in the narthex or put it in the offering plate. A short prayer every day can definitely make a difference in a student’s life and requires little from us.
Downtown Food Pantry
The Downtown Food Pantry is currently serving about 3200 families each month. Over 11,000 different Lamar County residents received food assistance during 2012. Our neighbors/clients can come every other week… so 26 times per year.
All that is needed to sign-up is:
- An ID (doesn’t even have to be valid)
- Proof of address in Lamar County ie: a water bill, electric bill or official mail to your address.
- The names and birthdates of all members of your household.
We are open every Tuesday from 1:30 until 4:30 pm and every Thursday from 8:30 until 11:30 am
The Downtown Food Pantry needs you! We have many opportunities for volunteer service. We probably average serving 360 families every day so there will be a line when you arrive. Drop by to see what we are all about but try to come by later in the serving day. There will probably be less neighbors/clients there at the time.
Missions is an exciting area of ministry at our church. We know that God not only wants to minister to us, He also wants to minister through us. At First United Methodist Church, we are answering God’s call by reaching out both locally and internationally. Our primary goal is to make Jesus Christ known through His love, compassion and grace.
We hope you will find an area of missions that reveals your passionate love of Christ. If it is not here, please bring it to us with a plan and desire to reveal it to others.
Summer Meal Program to local children
Adopt a student to provide school supplies for local students