Alternative Christmas Giving
Christmas gifts for family members, friends or co-workers can be hard to find! An alternative that will be meaningful throughout the year is a donation to one of several Mission ministries of FirstChurch Plano.
Donations of all amounts are accepted. When making an online gift, select "Gift Cards for Missions" in the drop-down menu then denote the mission in the "optional memo" space. If giving to more than one mission, simply click on the "add more +" link.
AGAPE RESOURCE AND ASSISTANCE CENTER
Agape Resource and Assistance Center provides housing and transformational support services to homeless women, mothers and their children that empower them to move from crisis and poverty to fulfilling, self-sustaining lives.
Family Promise of Collin County is a faith-based non-profit providing food, shelter and support services to families with children so they can regain financial and functional independence. Family Promise achieves these goals by using a network of churches and volunteers, including First UMC Plano.
Teams distribute water filters to persons in Haiti to enable families to have access to clean water. The project is led by a Haitian educator who works through the Methodist Church in Haiti to explain the importance of and effective methods of purifying water using the provided filters, sunlight and/or bleach.
MISSIONS at firstchurch plano
Missions of First United Methodist Church Plano focus on providing food, shelter and family support to help people help themselves at home and abroad.
Send Hope serves the people of La Mosquito in Honduras by providing education, supplies, medical and dental services, and clothing.
Wellspring Counseling Center
A ministry of First United Methodist Church Plano, Wellspring Counseling Center provides mental health counseling to persons from all walks of life, faith and circumstances. Client fees are based on income and family size.
ZOE leaders gather 80-100 orphans in working groups which focus on providing food security, disease prevention, housing, income generation, vocational training, child rights, community reintegration, connection to God, and education. Through this empowerment program, orphans and vulnerable children move from abject poverty to complete self-sufficiency in three years or less.