We are called by God to serve our neighbors. There are many opportunities for service in our community and our world. The first 5 missions listed are some we are especially focused on during the pandemic. The current needs of these organizations will be updated and shared viaThe Echo and the News + Events page. The biggest way to help right now is to give. You can do this through our giving portal by putting the name of the organization in the memo.
Community Lifeline, McKinney
Community Lifeline Center steps in with emergency assistance for local residents to manage crises and navigate their way back to self-sufficiency. This assistance ranges from financial help—rent, utilities, food, medical or prescription assistance—to job search training, credit and budget counseling, and advocacy. Read more about what they do here

First Methodist is supporting the increasing needs of the community through this partner. We have joined with them as a hub for Sack Summer Hunger. You can support their work by volunteering for SSH or by making a contribution below.
Baby Booties Diaper Bank, McKinney
The mission of Baby Booties Diaper Bank is to meet the overlooked need for diapers, diapering supplies, and period products for families of infants and toddlers in Collin County.

There are several ways to support BBDB. There is a bin for donations at the front door of the church and you can leave diapers or period products. You can also make a financial donation through our giving portal. Keep up with new needs or volunteer opportunities through their website
Community Health Clinic
Community Health Clinic provides an essential public service to the health and welfare of the community by serving as a medical home to those families who would otherwise fall through the cracks of the healthcare system. 
Mary Nelle Cummins, a member of First Methodist, founded CHC to fulfill her dream and mission to open a no-cost charity clinic to help the medically under-served in Collin County. CHC is often a Communion Rail offering, and you can always make a gift using the memo line on our giving portal.
McKinney Little Free Pantries
McKinney Little Free Pantry works as a way to provide non-perishable food, toiletries, and other necessities to people in need 24/7 through several LFP locations. Find out more about their mission and needs here. 

To support the Little Free Pantries, First Methodist gives financial support. You can donate below. You can also drop off donations of goods  at any of their locations

Samaritan Inn, McKinney

The Samaritan Inn is more than just a place to spend the night. It is a comprehensive program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Samaritan Inn helps willing people gain dignity and independence. On a given night, approximately 160 people sleep at the Inn, of which 1 out of 3 are children. To learn more, click here

Our congregation is currently supporting the Samaritan Inn through financial contributions. You can give through our portal, or you can see what items they need through their Amazon wishlist

Grace Children’s Hospital, Haiti

Grace Children’s Hospital, founded in 1967, is recognized as Haiti’s leading medical facility dedicated to the treatment of children with tuberculosis (TB). Each year, the hospital receives thousands of children who are suffering from TB, HIV, and other diseases. For more information, click here.  

First Methodist supports the mission of Grace Children’s Hospital by sending money and supplies, being on the board, and making mission trips. You can support the current need for PPE and other COVID related needs in Haiti by making a donation. Watch for more information on how we will do our annual Race for Grace fundraiser virtually this year!
Heifer International
Heifer International works in 21 countries around the world to strengthen local economies and build secure livelihoods that guarantee a living income to local farmers. To learn more about all the ways Heifer supports people, click here

As a Church, we support Heifer International every year at Christmas. It is a great way of giving an alternative gift as you can “give” someone a goat, sheep, pig, or even bees! Click here for our new Heifer events and information page!
Habitat for Humanity
The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Collin County is to build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God’s people and to strengthen neighborhoods. 2020 will be the 14th build that First UMC McKinney has participated in. We will post updates about future builds as we find out how the pandemic changes guidelines.
Hope of the Pokomchí is an international outreach mission that serves indigenous communities in the mountainous region of Alta Verapaz in Guatemala. One of our most important programs is Building My Horizon, which provides young Pokomchí children an after-school program teaching and reinforcing biblical values, English language instruction, and computer sciences. 
Watch for info on how to give to this program or future mission trips.