Community Impact

Through our Community Impact Ministries, we partner with organizations and groups to make a difference within our region. We collect and deliver food to share with the homeless, the elderly, and families in need. We participate in construction projects to build and repair homes. We provide mentoring and assistance for children in our local schools. We bring together healthcare professionals and organizations to improve community health. We serve in ministries that create Christian communities in prisons. We serve together in many other significant ways to share the love of God and make a positive impact in our neighborhoods.

UMCOR Sager Brown Depot Mission Trip

October 10-15, 2021
This October we’ll be ready for a mission trip to UMCOR’s Sager Brown Disaster Response Depot in Baldwin, Louisiana. Volunteers will process relief kits to be shipped and staged for disaster response through the US and beyond. The setting of the Depot is relaxing and beautiful, along the banks of Bayou Teche. The basic registration fee per person is $275. Deadline to register is May 15, 2021.
And speaking of UMCOR Relief Kits, we need to replenish the dozens of 5-gallon bucket cleaning kits we provided our neighbors to help with clean-up following the winter storm.

If you or your group would like to make a cleaning kit, hygiene kit, or school kit—  you can find the instructions here: https://umcmission.org/umcor-relief-supplies. Drop off relief kits in the Big Blue Bins on the church campus.

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Beautiful Feet

We partner with Fort Worth’s Beautiful Feet Church to minister to the local homeless population. 

Beautiful Feet Church ministry is in need of:

  • Prepared Meals (i.e. Casseroles) for theme-of-the-week*
  • PB&J or Meat and Cheese Sandwiches (no condiments)
  • Donations of Chips, Cookies, Fruit, Packaged Condiments, and/or Water (no apples please, they are too hard for people with teeth and gum issues)
  • If you enjoy baking, there is always a need for cookies, brownies, bars, and muffins.
  • Coffee grounds and powdered cream and sugar
  • Styrofoam To-go containers
  • Packaged silverware and napkin
  • Collection times are every Monday from 5-6 pm and Tuesday from 8:30-11 am.

*Each week we will have an assigned item to cook, view the Beautiful Feet Meal Schedule 2021. Prepared meals should be sent in a disposable container, preferably an aluminum foil pan so that it can be refrigerated/frozen easily, then reheated in the oven. It is not necessary for food to be sent hot. Drop off these donations by the west side of Building D’s metal garage doors. For more details, email serving@fmcm.org.

Feed the Kids

Common Ground Network raises money with community donations to supply a week’s worth of healthy snacks and meals for children in the Mansfield ISD free and reduced lunch program.

Donations of the items listed below can be dropped off anytime in the Big Blue Bins in front of the Missions Building (Building D) on the church’s campus. Contact vickyh@fmcm.org for more details.

  • Tuna Fish single-serve containers
  • Chicken single-serve containers

Donate to Common Ground

Meals On Wheels

Our church is the drop-off point for the Mansfield area Meals on Wheels program of Tarrant County. Delivering meals at the front door for our homebound neighbors is one of our ongoing volunteer opportunities with Meals On Wheels. Volunteers come from all walks of life: individuals, couples, retirees, stay-at-home moms, and dads, as well as groups. Anyone who can spare 1 ½ hours just one day per week Monday through Friday can change someone’s life for the better. If you would like to learn more about volunteering weekly or as an occasional sub, contact serving@fmcm.org. 

Habitat for Humanity

Our church partners with Trinity Habitat for Humanity to build two houses each year— one in the spring and one in the fall. Be a part of the next Habitat for Humanity build and make the dream of homeownership come true for a family in need. Volunteers of all skill levels, age 16 and up, are welcome; tools will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. (Volunteers ages 16-17 must have a release signed by their parents/guardians.) Spots are limited. Lunch will be provided. Contact serving@fmcm.org for more information.

Hands Of Christ

Hands of Christ ministry helps with minor home repairs for the elderly and disabled in the Mansfield community. Workdays in the spring are the third Saturday of March, April, and May. The fall workdays are the third Saturday in September, October, and November. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to serve – there is something for everyone to do! If you are looking for ways to get involved and serve your neighbors, we’d love to have you! For questions, contact serving@fmcm.org.

Project Transformation Summer Reading

Project Transformation is a leadership development program for adults and youth ages 14 and older who work with at-risk elementary students in the Ft. Worth area. For more information regarding Project Transformation, please contact serving@fmcm.org. If you would like to make a monetary donation to Project Transformation, you can do that with the button below.

Donate to Project Transformation

Kairos

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is the parent organization of a body of ministries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, their families and those who work in the prison environment. Currently, Kairos is not meeting due to COVID. If you would like more information on Kairos, email serving@fmcm.org.

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children is a volunteer movement where host families care for children in crisis for short periods of time. The family in crisis is surrounded with caring compassion and community and empowered for a better future. If you’d like to learn more about how you can help change the trajectory of a family in crisis through our partnership with Safe Families, email Pastor Sharon at pastorsharon@fmcm.org.

Serving @ First

This one-hour class prepares you to serve, teaches the basics of our church’s mission, gives direction for spiritual leadership, and provides Safe Sanctuary training. Following the class, those seeking a place to serve will receive guidance for the next steps. Contact Vicky Hale for more information at vickyh@fmcm.org. 

Community Assistance

An excellent way to assist the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged in our community is with yard or minor exterior work on their homes. These are easy service projects that you can complete on your own time. Contact Susan Luttrell at susanl@fmcm.org for suggestions and contacts.