First Church’s footprints in mission stretch across our nation, reaching out to the poor, the disadvantaged, and those affected by disaster.
We send Volunteer-In-Mission teams to help communities recover from natural disasters. We prepare and donate disaster relief supplies that are used worldwide. We help provide a Christian education to children through the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, and the McCurdy School in Espanola, New Mexico. We are actively involved in northeast Oklahoma’s Cookson Hills Center mission, providing financial support and participating in workdays at the mission.
We affirm our belief in redemption through our commitment to the Oklahoma Conference’s Criminal Justice And Mercy Ministries, which provides prisoners with opportunities for worship and counseling to their families. Our United Methodist “Special Sundays” offerings promote peace, justice, and outreach to poor, minority, and ethnic communities throughout the world.