Mission Ministry

Stay at Home Orders Make Mission Ministries Challenging and Vitally Important

Mission Ministries are working hard to to find ways to follow Stay at Home Orders and still provide services to an ever growing vulnerable population

How Can You Help?

Check the Facebook pages and information links below for details on how each Mission is handling the crisis and what their needs are. Financial Support is always greatly needed.  Thank You for Your Support!

First Church Adopt-a-Family Participation Survey

Christmas may seem far away, but planning is underway for our First Church Adopt-a-Family Ministry. First Church has participated in this community effort for many years and with the tough economic times this year, the need is greater than ever before.


For those unfamiliar with this ministry, local agencies provide lists of families who wish to be adopted. Each family list includes family members, ages, clothing sizes, and requested gifts. Gifts include clothing, housewares, toys, etc. These gifts are wrapped and given to the families before Christmas day. In the past, First Church has adopted approximately 30 families and 10 individuals. With your help, we hope to be able to assist even more families this year.


Online donations now being accepted please choose the Adopt-a-Family fund option.

Volunteer Opportunities Serving the Community

A free community breakfast open to anyone.
Restaurant-style service
Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00-8:00 am
First Church, Downtown Brady Hall
946 Vermont St 66044.

Volunteers help with cooking, plating, serving and clean-up.
Volunteer Hours  5:45-8:00 am.
No training necessary. Please sign-up in advance.

Outdoor mobile food pantry that provides
nutritious, fresh food to people in need.
2nd Saturday Every Month 10:30am-12:30pm
First Church, West Campus 867 Hwy 40, 66049

Volunteers help load food into vehicles
as they drive through the serve line.
(must be able to lift 5-20 lbs. repetitively)

A partnership hosting families experiencing homelessness for one week four times a year. 

Volunteer Needs: food and supply donations, overnight hosts, and set up and clean up.

Volunteer Sign up opens a few weeks before we host.
2020: Feb 16-23, Apr 26-May 3, Aug 23-30, Nov 22-29

Due to COVID restrictions First Church will be funding groceries for families during our week.
Sign-Up to Donate below:  Access Code “1234”

For More Information about Lawrence Family Promise

Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen

A free community hot lunch for those in need.
First Church serves 1:00PM on 3rd Sundays every other month 
First Christian Church 10th & Kentucky 66044

Volunteer needs: Food Donations and Volunteers
to help prepare & serve food to approx 150-200 LINK guests.

New Sign Up Link will be posted a few weeks before serving.
2020 Dates: Jan 19, Mar 15, May 17, July 19, Sept 20, Nov 8

Learn about LINK donation requirements:

Prison Ministry Clothing Closet

This ministry housed at First Church provides women
being released from the Topeka Correctional Facility
clothing and a purse to empower a fresh start.

Volunteers are needed once a month to select clothing from our clothing closet and package it for delivery to the prison. 
Flexible Hours / Training Provided

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry

Providing food for people in Lawrence & Douglas County
collection is part of a local church partnership

Grocery carts are located at both campuses
to collect non-perishable food donations
April, July, and October are special food collection months.
For further information, contact Stan Hughes.

TIFP needs plastic gloves for volunteers to distribute food. If you help, email: barrymolineux@gmail.com

Our First Church Habitat for Humanity group works
with both the Lawrence and national Habitat for Humanity
to build houses for local families, support the Habitat Restore,
and other Habitat for Humanity projects.

This year, we provided 150 backpacks to our partner school, New York Elementary for children K-5th grade, who otherwise may not have necessary supplies.

What an outpouring of support for the Backpacks and School Supplies donations, especially during COVID 19 and our upside-down world. Thank You so much
New York Staff, parents, and kids are so appreciative and so excited school was starting even at home for now.
Thank You and continue to stay safe, Carladyne Conyers

First Church Back to School Ministry has provided school supplies to elementary school students for the past 15 years.



To donate in support of this important ministry please
GIVE ONLINE HERE, select the “Back to School” fund.
OR mail a check to FUMC Back to School Ministry
946 Vermont St, Lawrence, Ks 66044. 

Thanks in advance for your support!