Local Missions

The church exists for the sake of the world and is called to participate in God's mission.  FUMC seeks to participate in God's mission through serving in local and international settings.  We seek to make Christ known as we incarnate his love in relationship with those outside our walls.   While providing for physical needs is important, we also seek to develop relationships with those who are our neighbors.  Here are the ways we are in mission:

Monday Morning Community Breakfast
Serves between 50 and 60 community residents every Monday morning at 7 am. We prepare breakfast, lead time of worship, join in fellowship, pray for community and eat with our neighbors.
**Suspended Due to COVID-19 - Future Distribution Schedule is Undecided**
Community Food Bag Ministry
Serves neighbors in our community in need of food. We contribute groceries, organize food, distribute bags once a month and individually pray with those who have specific prayer requests.
Backpack Buddies
Serves approximately 80 elementary-aged students weekly throughout the school year. We fill backpacks with food, deliver packs to schools by Friday, stock inventory, and pray for families. Each week, select students receive a backpack filled with food to be eaten over the weekend.
Gatekeepers is an annual, church-partnering summer work camp for youth. The Mission of Gatekeepers  is to provide a hands-on, Christian mission experience for youth in grades 6-12 in an ecumenical setting and to provide free home repairs for homeowners who are unable to maintain their homes because of financial or physical limitations. The goals of Gatekeepers Workcamp are to provide hands to work for Christ, ears to listen as Christ, and hearts to be changed by Christ; to expose young people to the needs of their city and their communities; to help youth to become involved in the lives of others, especially those different from themselves; and to provide free home repairs for individuals and families in need.
Meals on Wheels
At the core of the Meals on Wheels service is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our seniors. FUMC-Rocky Mount serves with other volunteers on various days of the week.    
Williford Elementary School
FUMC-Rocky Mount partners with our friends and neighbors at Williford Elementary School. Our members are involved in one-on-one tutoring of K-2 children, reading to children during library time, donating school supplies, hosting Teacher Appreciation events, and reshelving library books. All of these ways to help is much appreciated by the teachers and staff at Williford. Additional volunteers are always welcomed! Contact Bridget Rogers for more information.

International Missions

Costa Rica Mission Projects (CRMP) is a non-profit mission headed by Wil and Yolanda Bailey. They have been blessed with the opportunity to facilitate the construction of church facilities and the building of relationships within the Body of Christ in Costa Rica. They have been called to provide opportunities for churches in Costa Rica and churches from other countries to serve one another and explore what it means to be part of a body that extends far beyond the walls of individual churches. Wil & Yolanda's hope is they may be able to help foster long-lasting, fruitful relationships between the congregations who participate in this ministry of Costa Rica Mission Projects. For more information, visit their website.
Salvadoran Mission Projects (SMP) is a partnership between the Evangelical Methodist Church in El Salvador and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission in the U.S. whose purpose is to improve the spiritual and physical lives of economically disadvantaged people living in El Salvador. SMP uses volunteers and funds provided by Evangelical Methodist Churches in El Salvador and United Methodist Churches in the U.S. to build and repair church buildings, build and staff medical clinics, provide food for the hungry and build homes for people who do not have sufficient financial resources to obtain a home through any other program. Brian and Ellyn Dubberly serve as missionaries here. For more information, visit their website.
Started by church members Mickey and Jackie Bailey, The Agape Village Foundation is a Christian nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide care for orphaned children in Zambia that will enable them to thrive and to eventually become self-supporting adults. For more information, visit their website.