The Missions team helps lead the church in monthly mission focuses which serve the local community with projects such as Change the World, the regional community with projects such as helping foster families, and the global community with projects such as the Susana Wesley School at Anapra. The First United Methodist Church Mission Ministry Team 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 our Pastor of Mission and Outreach, Sarah Marsh, smarsh@fumcmanhattan.com, or our Mission Ministry Team chair Jerry Banaka, jbanaka@aol.com.

Click here to view our current missions brochure with a list of outreach opportunities.

Click here to view our monthly newsletter for information on current mission initiatives.

Click here for the missions calendar.

FIT (Families in Transition) Closet and Clothing Exchange donations are accepted at anytime and can be placed in the bin outside the north end of the Sanctuary.

Urgent needs are: 

  • Children’s Winter Clothes (currently not taking summer)
  • Hats and mittens
  • Winter coats for Children sizes 5-16. 
  • Laundry soap
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Soap and body wash
  • Skin lotion
  • Toilet paper
  • Boys shoes sizes 1-6*(not toddlers) 
  • Girls shoes sizes 3-5 (not toddlers) 
  • Snow boots all sizes children – adult. 
  • Blankets     

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.

Other Mission Information:

Great Plains Conference Missions

Great Plains Mercy and Justice

Amigos De Anapra

Imagine No Malaria - www.imaginenomalaria.org

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) - www.umcor.org

Volunteers in Mission (VIM) - www.umvim.org

The Global United Methodist Church in Mission - www.umc.org/how-we-serve

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.