Mission Partners of First UMC
We at First UMC work in partnership with a variety of groups and organizations throughout our community and the larger UMC to bring hope and healing where it is needed most. Together we can change lives and transform the world.
Alternative Christmas: In-Person and Online
Sponsored by the Mission Council, the Alternative Christmas Fair is a way to support mission projects and programs in the community and around the world, by giving a financial gift in the name of a loved one. You may make a donation to any of the projects as a gift to a friend or loved one ($5 minimum), and send a card announcing your gift. After worship, visit the displays in the Courtyard celebrating this year’s featured missions: Harvest Home, Upward Bound House, Wesley Foundation of UCLA, Children’s Youth & Family Collaborative (CYFC), InnerChange, The People Concern, Haiti Missions, and Westside Food Bank. To find out more about each group, see links below.
December 4 and December 11, in the Courtyard
Online Donations available through December
Click on each project for an information sheet.