FUMC of Arlington

Upcoming Outreach & Mission Trips

Upcoming Outreach & Mission Trips

*Please contact Michelle Clark, Caring & Serving Ministries, for more information on for any of the below events.

Lenten Mission Project: Birthday Boxes

For this year's Lenten mission project we are creating birthday boxes benefitting children at the Arlington Life Shelter & Safe Haven Women's Shelter. Boxes are due back to the church office anytime through Easter Sunday - additional instructions are below. We hope you'll join us in reaching out and loving others and loving God during this Lenten season!

How to make a birthday box:

  • Pick up a box from the display in the main hallway (if boxes are all gone, you can use your own box).
  • Shop with your friends or family to fill it with items that will help a boy or girl celebrate their birthday: cake mix, icing, candles, plates, napkins, balloons, party favors, etc.
  • Label the outside for boy/girl/either and theme (super hero, generic birthday, unicorn, sports, TV character, etc.)
  • If possible, turn one of the items to the outside so that the theme can be identified without opening the box.
  • Return to the church office by Easter Sunday.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Saturday, March 7
7:30 am-3:30 pm 

Men@First is organizing a Habitat For Humanity build day for First UMC Arlington members on Saturday, March 7. The build site is 1419 Stewart St. Fort Worth, TX 76104 (in the Hillside/Morningside area of Ft. Worth near I-30 and I-35W)

Everyone over the age of 16, male or female, is welcome to volunteer. Those under 18 must have a youth liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian, and be accompanied by an adult aged 25 or older.

Sign up online at: http://vhub.at/fumcarlingtonmen

Emergency Response Training

Next training date: Saturday, April 18 | 9 am-5 pm | at FUMCA

Register online here.

One of the primary ways the Central Texas Conference responds to disasters is via our Early Response Teams (ERT). The Central Texas Conference ERTs respond to disasters within the conference, as well as to help other areas facing disasters. The mission of an Early Response Team is to provide a caring presence in the aftermath of a disaster, under very specific guidelines that enables a team to be productive and caring while causing no further harm or being a burden to the affected community.

If you are called to serve as a member of the CtC ERt, you must register and participate in one of the trainings taught throughout the year. These trainings are taught by "authorized" UMCOR trainers, and team members are given authorized ERT ID badges from UMCOR as evidence of completing the training. The topics covered in the class include the who, what, when, where and how of doing disaster response ministry, as expected to accomplish in the face of a disaster. All volunteers must have completed the ERT training, in addition to Ministry Safe.

If interested in completing the requirements to be an ERT member, please contact Michelle Clark for more information.