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.

Cookies For The Troops


Central Texas Conference churches will join efforts to provide dozens of homemade cookies to the troops in December. Your part is easy - just pick out your favorite homemade cookie recipe and bake two dozen cookies! 

You’ll want sturdy cookies that can handle the long-distance travel, like chocolate chip, oatmeal, gingersnaps, and snickerdoodles. Please, no nuts in the cookies or dough. Place one dozen cookies in a sealable ziploc bag and label what kind of cookies they are. Optional: You may tape a small note on each bag saying: Cookies with Love, First United Methodist Church of Arlington, Texas.

Deliver your cookies to the church on Sunday, December 15. Mailing boxes will be available in the church office at that time. The cookies will be transported to Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene on December 17 for delivery to the troops.

Ongoing Collections in 2019

  • November/December: Items for children’s and senior Christmas stockings through Arlington Urban Ministries and FUMC homebound ministry.
  • Other: Prayer shawls, Campbell Soup labels & Box Tops

Emergency Response Training

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.