First United Methodist Church of Orlando offers a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to serve. A description of each is below. For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact us and we will connect you with a representative from each group.
Serve Our Church
This team serves by helping produce quality worship experiences for all those attending worship and special events. No experience required, just a passion for playing a behind-the-scenes role in worship.
Children and Youth Ministry Volunteers
Volunteers are always needed to help our children and youth explore their faith and develop a community of support. Commitments range from one-time event volunteers to reoccurring small group leaders. For more information about opportunities, or to request more information, visit our children and youth ministry volunteer page.
Sitting down to catch up with others over coffee in the First Church Cafe on Sunday mornings is an opportunity to build relationships and community. Serve by preparing fresh coffee for Sunday fellowship.
Prepare the essential communion elements on the 1st Sunday of each month, set the altar space for Worship, and take communion to members unable to attend worship.
Each Monday, the Sunday altar flowers are repurposed and transformed into beautiful small arrangements that are delivered to friends of First Church. Serve by arranging or delivering flowers.
Greet your church family, friends, and visitors at the Welcome Booth, around the First Church campus, or in the parking lots on Sunday mornings and for special events. Sunday Morning & Special Event Greeters needed! Sign up here.
Serve by providing administrative assistance to the First Church staff through financial processing, data entry, helping at the reception desk, or assisting with mail-outs.
Ensure our worship spaces are maintained and prepared for Sunday worship.
The indoor plants at First Church keep our space beautiful and our air clean. Serve by watering and maintaining the plants on a rotating team of dedicated volunteers.
Take Them A Meal
During hectic times in life, First Church volunteers prepare and deliver meals to those in need of comfort and celebration. Serve by preparing a meal for those families in need of care.
Serve by greeting and welcoming people into the worship areas on Sunday mornings or for special events. Ushers also collect tithes and offerings and guide the congregation to participate in the sacrament of communion the first Sunday of each month.
Serve Our Community
Coalition For The Homeless
First Church serves a meal to families residing at the Coalition Families Center on the first Monday of every month.
Community Connection Ministry
Community Connection volunteers will meet those who walk into First Church looking for assistance and a listening ear. Our goal is to provide a safe place for folks to ask questions and receive direction about community agencies best equipped to meet their needs.
End Childhood Hunger
This ministry provides a food pantry for Wineguard Elementary School and organizes two food giveaways during the Christmas and 4th of July holiday breaks to assist families dependent upon free and reduced lunches.
As one of the host congregations for Family Promise, we provide volunteers, overnight accommodations, and meals for three or four homeless families. Serve by bringing a meal, washing laundry, hosting overnight, and more.
Feed the Need
Volunteers serve quarterly by packaging food into boxes to be distributed to six elementary schools, the Christian Service Center, the Salvation Army, the Coalition for the Homeless, and the Tuberculosis Shelter.
On the first Thursday of each month, over 100 volunteers assist clients in obtaining their needed identification documents.
Sewing For Others
A ministry of the United Methodist Women, this group meets Wednesday mornings to work on sewing projects, including clothing for the needy, lap robes, school bags, and more.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief Sager-Brown Storage Depot is located in Baldwin, Louisiana. Each fall, First Church sends a mission team to the UMCOR Sager-Brown Depot. Serve on this mission experience by sorting and packing donated relief supplies, office work, cutting and sewing, or doing home repair in the Baldwin area. The depot is the processing center for Methodist relief supplies coming from churches throughout the United States and subsequently sent to disaster areas throughout the world.