MISSIONS

The Missions team helps lead the church in monthly mission focuses which serve the local community with projects such as Change the World, regional community with projects such as helping foster families, and global community with projects such as the Susana Wesley School at Anapra. The First United Methodist Church Mission Committee serves God’s people by functioning as the liaison between the Church and local, regional and international organizations to coordinate service projects that will share our faith and extend the love of Jesus Christ in the world around us.



To learn more about how you can be Christ's hands and feet in the world, contact the office.


Click here for the missions calendar.

in-kind donations

Your in kind donations can be a tax write-off.


Fill out this form, bring it with your donation, and have a pastor or the church administrator sign it for you.

Local Missions

The FUMC Missions team works with local agencies to meet the physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of our community. We do this through a variety of partnerships with other Faith Based Organizations and social service agencies by raising money, building awareness, and encouraging volunteerism to address issues of food insecurity, basic needs assistance, access to resources and a variety of other needs.


Souper Bowl

This outreach seeks to collect canned goods in order to replenish the shelves of the Flint Hills Breadbasket. Our local efforts will be part of a united national effort to care for people in local communities who are hungry and in need. FUMC will collaborate with Boy

Scout Troop 75 each year to collect and transport all donations to the Breadbasket.


Wednesday Night & Saturday Night Community Meals

What is a community dinner? As part of the Common Table Community Network, every Wednesday and Saturday at 6:00 pm a delicious community dinner is served in Fellowship Hall. It is more than a free meal; it is where those who want to connect, grow and serve can share a meal with friends, neighbors, and strangers. You are invited to come serve and be served, get to know others, and eat. Service and cash donations are asked from all participants to help sustain the meal and to encourage their spirits.


Change the World

Our spring Change the World is April 23 - 29. Click here to sign up for general projects. Contact Pastor Boone, bclayton@fumcmanhattan.com for more information.


Our premier local service opportunity is the bi-annual Change the World community service event. Each Spring and Fall we invite you, your families, and your neighbors to participate as we strive to change the world through community service. In the past we have done home improvements for several neighbors and worked with local service agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, RSVP, and the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. We also do work at schools, the Zoo and along Linear Trail among others. If you or your group is interested in serving together or if you know anyone who needs assistance please contact the office.


FIT (Families in Transition) Closet

We will accept year round donations of school supplies and clothe to help families in need. We ask you donate new or gently used clothing, appropriate for school aged students (K-12). We would encourage youth, families, and all church members to help with sorting and organizing the clothing donations. The FIT Closet is located at 1609 College Avenue in the “White House” behind College Avenue United Methodist Church. When school is in session, they are open Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 9:00 am-noon, and Wednesday & Thursday, 3:00-5:30 pm. Donations are welcome at that time. Call 785-​320-6707 for more information or to volunteer.


Thrive! (Formerly Circles Manhattan)

Thrive! is a program designed to reduce poverty by building skills and relationships that strengthen families and individuals. The vision of Thrive! is to alleviate generational poverty in our community. This educational peer support program educates people in poverty to take the lead in their own situations and educates people not living in poverty to be informed and supportive allies. Together the Leaders and Allies work to bridge the gap between living dependent on others to living lives of self-sufficient abundance together. For more information visit the Thrive! website.

Thrive! is currently having a fundraiser to raise money for its ministry. FUMC members and friends are invited to order hand-made chocolates for Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation, or any other occasion.. Sales need to be placed by Friday, May 5, just in time for Mother’s Day. There are several options available. Click here to order. Quantities are limited, so submit your order today.


Shepherd's Crossing

An ecumenical outreach ministry of Manhattan housed in our Alan Lee Center. For more information on how to contribute or volunteer, visit their website, www.shepherdscrossing.info.


Seasonal Collections

At the North entrance of the sanctuary you will find many collection bins to which you are invited to contribute. Many ministries are funded with your in-kind donations and would be happy to have you participate with their work if you are feeling so inclined.

GLOBAL MISSIONS

The FUMC Missions team works with global agencies to meet the physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of our community. We do this through a variety of partnerships with other  Faith Based Organizations and social service agencies by raising money, building awareness, and encouraging volunteerism to address issues of food insecurity, basic need assistance, access to resources and a variety of other needs.


If you know of a global project or want to get involved with one of our ongoing global missions, please contact our church mission team chair Jerry Banaka jbanaka@aol.com.


Amigos De Anapra - Newsletter


Imagine No Malaria - www.imaginenomalaria.org


UMCOR and VIM - www.umcor.org


Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria