LOCAL MISSIONS

First Builders

Collection of men and women who build ramps and other minor repairs for folks in Hickory and Catawba County. For more information, contact Troy (troy@firstumchickory.org) or call the church office 828-322-6058.

Family Care Center

Family Care Center is a non-profit organization that First UMC, Hickory supports. Family Care Center works with persons who are experiencing homelessness. They work with Families in the area and help find them shelter. The mission statement of FCC is “helping homeless Families with Dependent Children become self sufficient”.  This organization is one that doesn’t just talk the talk with their actions but walks the walk of helping those in need. For more information, contact Paul (paul@firstumchickory.org) or call the church office 828-322-6058.

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry

The Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry GHCCM is a non-profit organization that was founded 50 years ago and currently serves, in some capacity, over 2,000 neighbors per month who are facing challenges in their lives pertaining to homelessness and poverty.  FUMC supports GHCCM by offering volunteer support, members on the board, and through donations of food and other resources. For more information about FUMC’s assistance with GHCCM, contact Jennifer (jennifer@firstumchickory.org) or call the church office 828-322-6058.

Habitat for Humanity

First UMC has a long history of working with Habitat. Along with 10-11 other churches, we have given financially and with our time, to the construction of an Apostle Build home. For more information about the local Habitat affiliate, visit their website:  https://habitatcatawbavalley.org/

For more information about FUMC’s involvement with Habitat, contact Troy (troy@firstumchickory.org) or call the church office 828-322-6058.

Prison Worship

Prison Disciple Bible Study

Southwest & Longview Elementary Schools Partnership

Southwest & Longview Tutoring

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Southwest and Longview Elementary Schools are looking for tutors! For more information, contact Diane Creasman (dianecreasman@charter.net) or Troy (troy@firstumchickory.org) or call the church office 828-322-6058.

Southwest Lunch

Each month, FUMC volunteers monitor students during lunch in order to give teachers a “duty-free” lunch period. To volunteer your time, contact Diane Creasman (dianecreasman@charter.net) or Troy (troy@firstumchickory.org) or call the church office 828-322-6058.

Southwest Mentors/Men’s Breakfast

Every Thursday at 7:00 am at the Arcade Restaurant, Troy Howard will meet with men who will pray, fellowship, and then leave to go to Southwest Primary School.  This will be from 7-8:30am each Thursday. The Arcade is located at 221 1st Ave, NW, Hickory. This is a group of men who have the opportunity to be a positive example to the students at Southwest Primary School. The principle has said how important it will be to have men there to greet the students, to be present with them even for just a minute or two, and to set a positive example. For more information, contact Troy (troy@firstumchickory.org) or call the church office 828-322-6058.