Serve Our Community
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Docents: Stained Glass Tours
Wednesday Stained Glass Tours are on break! Contact the church office to schedule a tour for your group.
Docent tours of our beautiful stained glass windows are offered on Wednesday mornings, from 11:00am - 12:00pm, as well as specially requested scheduled times. We present a brief history of our church, along with significant spiritual and artistic facts about the stained glass windows.
St. Pete First volunteers are partnering with the very successful local and national program, Family Promise of Pinellas, to offer emergency shelter and stabilization/prevention programming for needy families in our County. Find out more here.
Meals on Wheels
FUMC has staffed a Meals on Wheels delivery route for many years. We go out in teams of two; each team delivers one day a month. Time commitment is about 1½ hours (10:30am-12noon, M-F). We often need volunteers who can help on a regular basis or as a substitute when it fits your schedule. Registration and training are required and will be provided. Click here for more information.
Pack A Snack: School Food program
Pack-a Snack is a weekend feeding program in elementary schools targeting the chronically hungry. It provides snack-sized items for students to take home every Friday during the school year.
The Pinellas County School District estimates that between 7,000 and 8,000 children are chronically hungry. Our program provides weekend food to 500 children each week at Melrose and Fairmount Park Elementary Schools. Every week during the school year, we provide each child with a food packet containing 10-12 nutritional food items.
Want to help? Donate online or make checks payable to:
First United Methodist Church – St. Pete
(Please add Pack-a-Snack on memo line)
We support our local schools with tutoring, mentorships, fundraisers, teacher support, prayer, food, and acts of loving kindness. Click here for more information.
St. Pete First UMC Preschool
Building a solid foundation for children’s formal education and spiritual life. Click here for more information.
St Pete First Street Ministry: Our mission is to provide 5 meals per month at St Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter on the 1st Monday, 1st Tuesday, 2nd Tuesday, 2nd Wednesday, and 4th Monday of each month. A team of 5 to 7 cooks prepare the meals in our church kitchen. A team of 7 – 11 individuals serve the meals to around 85 people each night.
We also provide vocational services at the Salvation Army 4th Street South location, including resume preparation, creating email addresses, internet job search and other needed services.
United Women in Faith (UWF)
United Women in Faith (formerly United Methodist Women - UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women-- our mission is to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship and education so that they can inspire, influence and impact local and global communities.
Any female with any kind of life challenge is welcome to join the group. We love and support one another using the 8 principles from the Sermon on the Mount and the 12 steps. Our inclusive program can help with a large number of issues from addictions to anger, low self-esteem, past hurts, and current difficulties.
We meet at 6:30 PM on Thursdays in the Chapel and open with a time of worship and either a lesson or testimony. Following, we have an hour of time to confidentially share, without interruption, any current struggles or ESH (experience, strength and hope) that we have gathered along our individual journeys. We do not tell each other what to do. We share ideas and possibilities for each to consider. Throughout all our time together, Christ offers the solutions we need.