First United Methodist Church
Friday, July 19, 2024
Open Hearts — Open Minds — Open Doors


"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:32
Mission is at the heart of De Witt First United Methodist Church. The mission committee participates in spreading the love of Christ by meeting the needs of people.   The committee makes attempts to strike a balance between local and international activities since the world is our parish. We try to respond to ideas presented to us by the congregation, both formally and informally through conversations with church members. Everyone is encouraged to participate in some way. The committee honors gifts of money, physical goods and time. If you would like to make a contribution, please call 870-946-2328.

Camp Aldersgate

Our church takes part in the annual "Clean Up-Fix Up" at Camp Aldersgate.  Camp Aldersgate offers camps for children and youth who have conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, kidney disorders, autism, Down's syndrome, and mental retardation.

Apple Tree

The mission committee sponsors an "Apple Tree" for school supplies for children of local families.

Angle Tree

The mission committee sponsors an "Angle Tree" each Christmas for local children who have been removed from their homes by the courts.

Food Baskets

The mission committee puts together food baskets to be given out at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ministerial Alliance

FUMC is part of an alliance of local churches that provide assistance for those in need in DeWitt.


The mission committee has also helped victims of fire, storm, and sickness.  We also helped with the expenses of one of our college students who spent five weeks in India on a mission trip.  

Caring and Sharing Pantry
"For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome...." (Matthew25:35-36)



Loma Essex Ministry

The  UMW began a "Loma Essex Ministry" to support our college students for which Loma had a great concern.   It was Loma's wish to keep in touch with these students from our church.  Please inform us of any change in your student's mailing address or if you have a freshman student to add to the list by calling the church office at 870-946-2328 or emailing the church at  
We ask for your prayers that this ministry will be the blessing we intend and we thank you for your support.

Sager-Brown Methodist Mission Center
National Headquarters for United Methodist Committee On Relief
Baldwin, Louisiana

By all means you can
In all ways you can
In all places you can
To all people you can
As long as you can.
     --John Wesley