Global Missions

First United Methodist Church of Arlington is a welcoming community growing in grace together by reaching out not only to our neighbors down the street, but to our neighbors around the globe.

For years this church, the oldest in Arlington, has had mission and outreach in other parts of the world. They have helped provide clothing, water electricity—and even Christmas presents—to needy populations.

Among the church’s current outreach programs are:


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.

Water to Life

Water to Life is a non-profit that was birthed from a passion to help people put justice-oriented faith into action. We strive to do asset-based community development, primarily in Haiti now, by building long term relationships between local churches that starts with a water filter and education program. Clean water is one of the most transformational things for a community to improve life for all. By using churches to host the programs, we hope to eventually care for the entire person from body to spirit. It starts with water and we hope over time sustains healthy living for entire communities.