Backpack and Food Pantry Ministry
FUMC partners with the North Texas Food Bank to provide healthy snacks for children to bring home for the weekend who might otherwise not have access to healthy food. Some schools prefer to have us pack and deliver the snacks weekly while others prefer stocking their shelves with snack foods to give to their students as needed.
In 2014, we began with 16 backpackers at one elementary school. In 2016, we served two elementary schools, a junior high school, and one high school. In addition, we partner with Bethel United Methodist Church to serve a second junior high school. This is more than 60 backpackers and three food pantries served by First United Methodist Church alone.
Youth/Adult Mission Trip
Each summer, FUMC Waxahachie teams up with two or three other churches and travels to an area chosen by CTCYM for weeklong projects. Around that area, various missions are completed, including restructuring a building, painting houses, yard work, and worshipping with the community.