FUMC of Arlington



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:

Mission Possible Russia

Established in 1999, this project pairs our church with Svetlaya UMC, a sister church in Khabarovsk, Russia. FUMC of Arlington provides support to a church which ministers not only to families, but also local street children. This project, lead by church member Bill Shelton, has sent money for essentials such as jeans, socks and underwear for the children.

Power from the Son

This unique project led by Steve Vincent began as a way to provide electrical service in undeveloped countries. Congregation members traveled to Ganta, Liberia for its initial project in 2009.


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.