FUMC - Local Missions Ministry

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31


In these two commandments, Jesus summarizes all of God’s rules into two simple principles: love God and love others! When you love God with your heart, soul, mind, and strength, you inherently want others to have the same. Sharing your love of God through serving our neighbors helps you live into this Great Commandment.


We invite you to care for people in a transformational way. To love your neighbor as yourself! Our very neighbors in the downtown Shreveport community need your love and compassion. First UMC believes in transformational missions, which develop relationships and community.  

Many of these opportunities would be perfectly suited to sharing with your Sunday school class or a Connect Group. Perhaps you could choose a day to serve and create a volunteer calendar to make sure it’s staffed. All opportunities have different levels of service from simply providing goods to leading a team. We believe that these opportunities provide for complete First UMC vision to Connect, Grow, Serve, and Lead. LOVE GOD and LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR.

*Serving that involves children requires completion of Safe Sanctuary training, a simple online process, which allows us to protect both the children and the volunteers.

Local Missions Leader: Michelle Osborn

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