Missions in Action

At First UMC Sweetwater we take our role as the hands and feet of Christ seriously.  Our mission team is active in the local community, within the system of the United Methodist Church, and around the world through our support of UMCOR, conference advance specials, and missionaries that are connected to our congregation.A

There are many ways in which you may participate.  Please begin in prayer! What is God’s role for your place in ministry?  

To learn more and participate in any of these current ministries and be made aware of the new opportunities that arise contact:

Vanessa Metzmeier (vmetz@bellsouth.net) or The Church Office 



First UMC of Sweetwater did a great job donating and helping our local and global missions. During 2021 we assembled 39 Hygiene Kits for Liberia, contributed toiletries for Fresh Start Ministry to the homeless, and provided school supplies for Sweetwater Elementary
School. We collected $3,047.19 for Neema Mission in Uganda, allowing them to repair their water well and provide food and clothing for 400 children. Our Young at Heart group raised $2,500 for the Isaiah 117 House with their yard sale. Throughout the year we kept our Bless-
ing Box wellstocked with food and paper goods for those in need. Our Sweetwater Fall Market raised $1,075 for Santas Helper/Angel Tree, and as a congregation we provided gifts for 70 children. Our members shopped for and assembled 20 boxes for Operation Christmas
Child, and we gave food boxes to 30 needy families in our local area for Christmas.

We are looking forward to 2022!