“Therefore go and make disciple of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” –Matthew 28:18
FUMC has a strong belief that it is very important to do for others. We help many people locally and also in other countries. In addition to contributing through the MS Annual Conference, we also help others in many other ways. Local missions include: the Food Pantry, Sally Kate Winters Memorial Children’s Home, the Clay County Clergy, the Good Samaritan Fund, Handymen Helpers (helping our members in need) and helping those in need on a case by case basis.
For years our church has also gone beyond the local barriers on mission trips to Mexico, Russia and Honduras. These trips are always very rewarding to those who go each year. FUMC West Point also sent several mission teams to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to work on projects there after Hurricane Katrina hit. Throughout the year FUMC has continued to support these missions and hopes to add more.
Recent Mission Projects
- Stop Hunger Now Packaging Event - volunteers packaged 10,000 meals in 2 hours.
- Heifer International - raised over $5,000 in 2016
- Bags and Tags - backpacks, bags, suitcases, satchels and pouches were collected for those in need in our community. Special tags were placed on each bag made by our children and blessed at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on 2/28/2017.
- Imagine No Malaria - Lenten project for 2017. Sunday school classes will team up to raise funds for this special project. More details to come.