MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Our purpose statement says that as disciples of Jesus Christ "we are committed to making a difference in the community and in the world through service..."
Here are just a few of the ways we are enacting that purpose statement.
Congregate Housing Meals
On any given Sunday you'll find a crew of our faithful members cooking and serving dinner to the residents of Chatham's congregate housing facility for seniors. This wonderful facility is able to offer residents weekend meals because of the volunteer efforts of many churches, community groups and individuals. We are proud to be one of the churches in Chatham that supports the staff by giving them time off and the residents by offering both food for the body and for the spirit as we spend time in outreach with our good friends while serving their meal.
Mountains of Hope for Haiti
Since 2014 First UMC has been supporting the work of Mountains of Hope for Haiti. If you would like to support this special mission project, click here or use the "Give Online" link at the top of the page.
CECH Card Sales - (Chatham Ecumenical Council for the Homeless )
During Coffee Hour, CECH has a table set up near the ramp in Fellowship Hall at which you may buy Stop & Shop food cards in denominations ranging from $10 to $100. CECH receives 5% from Stop & Shop for all redeemed cards.
Other Areas Where Our Church Is In Service
Cape Cod Council of Churches
Chatham Food Pantry
Homeless Prevention Council
Lower Cape Outreach Council
Monomoy Services Summer Lunches
Services at Liberty Commons
UMCOR Emergency Relief Efforts (United Methodist Committee on Relief)