Missions

Missions

HomeGroups at Moore 1st UMC are groups of 6-10 people who gather weekly for three main reasons:

1) Serving Christ

2) Building Community

3) Growing in Faith

As a part of HomeGroups, in addition to gathering for prayer, study, and fellowship, each HomeGroup does a mission project at least four times a year that directly impacts the City of Moore or the OKC Metro area. Here is a sample of some of the projects our HomeGroups have accomplished:

Working for Habitat for Humanity building houses | volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma | Delivering communion to the homebound | visiting people in nursing facilities for conversation and prayer | assisting families with children on free and reduced lunches | assisting with serving food/water to the homeless | writing cards to widows and widowers

Richelle Leibold serves as our Director of Outreach and Welcome Ministry and assists the Mission Committee and the whole church in accomplishing some of the following areas:

Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and presents for low-income families through our neighborhood, Central Elementary School, and Central Junior High School | Leading a Summer Literacy Camp for children learning to strengthen reading skills and life skills | assisting Sunday School classes and small groups in adopting families in need providing food, clothing, and financial assistance | service projects that impact the Moore Old Town District, of which we are a part

Every year, the Missions Committee of Moore 1st United Methodist Church creates mission opportunities that impact the State of Oklahoma through the United Methodist Church. Some examples are:

Providing concessions, silent auction materials, and labor for the Circle of Care Boy’s Ranch in Gore, OK | Doing urban residential reconstruction for housing and roofing through Mustard Seed in OKC | Sending teams to areas of Oklahoma affected by natural disasters

Every year, Moore 1st United Methodist Church provides opportunities during Spring Break and the period of June-August for Junior High, Senior High, College, and Young Adults to go on mission trips locally and nationally. Trips have taken these groups to several places:

North Dakota | Memphis | Alabamna | Louisiana | Denver | Dallas | Phoenix | Atlanta | New Jersey | Oklahoma City | Kentucky | Toronto | Brownsville

Apart from youth and young adult missions nation-wide, there are opportunities for our adults and older adults to be in mission. Every year, our church sends a mission team of adults and older adults to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) headquarters in Baldwin, Louisiana called Sager Brown. UMCOR is the United Methodist Church’s world-wide distaster response agency.

In addition, other trips are formed by interested adults to other areas of the United States periodically to work with the homeless, repair housing, or engage in disaster response after fires, floods, and tornadoes.

Moore 1st United Methodist Church has partnered with the Methodist Church of India to build schools, classrooms, dormitories, computer labs, libraries, and host Vacation Bible School and medical clinics in Nizampura, Kathlal, Vasad, and other areas of the Gujarat region in India. We have partnered with the Webb Memorial Girl’s School, Hill Memorial Boy’s School, Methodist Village Center in Kathlal, and the Vasad Methodist Bible Seminary to help girls, boys, and young men and women succeed through increased quality in housing and education.

Our church has also sent international mission teams to Isreal, Mexico, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Russia