Missions

FUMC has a variety of missions we support. We hope you find a place to serve within the church and beyond the church walls. For more information on any of the mission opportunities, contact Pastor Sarah Marsh by email smarsh@fumcmanhattan.com

  • make your voice count

    Want to expand your justice-seeking skill set. . . and learn how to speak with your legislators about the issues you are most passionate about? 


    Travel VIRTUALLY to Washington D.C. to this year's

    Ecumenical Advocacy Days

    April 18th - 21st, 2021

    Because of the pandemic, this top-notch annual advocacy event is coming straight to our living rooms.  This is an AMAZING opportunity for us to learn how to lobby our legislators on timely and important issues close our our hearts. 


    Cost: $35.00 with scholarships available

    Register at: Advocacy Days


    If you would like to attend Pastor Sarah Marsh is coordinating the FUMC team!  Email her at smarsh@fumcmanhattan.com to let her know you will attend! 


    This movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and integrity of creation Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. Domestic international policy issues. 


  • Common Table Community Meals

    We continue to offer our Wednesday and Saturday night meals during this COVID time. All meals are offered as "to go meals" for now and are available to ANYONE!  Not interested in eating a meal but you would like to help?  Contact our kitchen coordinator Ryan Likes by email at kitchen@fumcmanhattan.com to see if there may be a volunteer position available that fits your interest! 


    For information on where meals are served please see this flyer

  • shepherd's crossing

    Pastors and parishioners pooled together to create this  resource to help local community members who are needing help with basic needs.  


    Shepherd’s Crossing is almost entirely dependent upon its wonderful volunteers, who can choose the area to support that best fits their talents or interest.  Talents needed include office assistance and basic operations,  creative newsletter writers and editors, and loving counselors.  


    For more information about Shepherds Crossing please visit their website here.  

  • Fit Closet and clothing exchange

    The USD 383 FIT Closet & Clothing Exchange assists McKinney-Vento qualified/FIT students enrolled in the USD 383 school district by providing what they need to successfully integrate into school as well as find success in their educational journey.  This assistance comes in the form of (but is not limited to) school supplies, school-appropriate clothing, and personal hygiene items. 

    Through the generosity of our community, they are also able to serve students who qualify for free/reduced fees (and their immediate family - parents and siblings who are not yet school age).


    They are always looking for additional volunteers to add to the roster, especially in this season of colds, flue, and COVID, subs are an even greater need.  If you are interested in joining our roster please email Tracy Emery, FIT Closet Coordinator, at fitcloset383@gmail.com


    For information on donating clothes, shopping or additional information please see thier website at: https://www.fitcloset.org/

  • Kitchen RestorE

    A community donation initiative to provide gently used or new household kitchen tools, starter kits, and equipment to individuals and families.  In this difficult time, more people are trying to cook at home but do not have the supplies to accomplish this.  To volunteer, donate or find out more information please see check open this flyer