First UMC Burlington strives to be a worshiping community, walking in the way of Jesus, believing in place. Over the years, First UMC has partnered with many people and organizations both locally and globally to live out our mission. At this time, we feel called to live out our shared mission by serving our neighbors in downtown Burlington in four major ways:
1. Being intentional in welcoming and hosting 12-step programs.
2. Collaborating with local social service agencies to respond to needs of the community, such as we have done with providing showers
3. Supporting The Every Monday Thrift Shop
4. Providing meals and hospitality, particularly on Sunday evenings, Easter and Christmas.
As the community changes, our call too may change. While we recognize that members of the congregation feel called to other individual ministries and to serve in those capacities, our focus here is on shared mission. As we go forth, we will strive to listen to the call of God and follow that call wherever it may lead us.