Child Reintegration Center
First United Methodist Church of Colleyville is a partner church to Helping Children Worldwide’s Africa Programs, whose goal is to support at-risk children in Bo, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Sierra Leone is consistently rated by the United Nations as one of the poorest countries in the world and has been struggling to rebuild after its bloody civil war a decade ago, which left many children without parents or hope for a future. Africa Programs primarily supports two organizations in Bo: the Child Reintegration Center and Mercy Hospital.
UMCOR Sager Brown
The UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Sager Brown Depot is the hub of UMCOR’s relief-supply operations. Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers prepare about $5 million in supplies for shipment to places around the world affected by disasters. UMCOR Sager Brown reaches out to its local neighbors through food distribution and housing rehabilitation projects, engaging volunteers in these projects that help families and the elderly. They also assist with building of ramps for older adults and people who disabled, work at Chez Hope, the local domestic violence shelter, in their thrift shop and volunteer at Matthew 25 International which conducts outreach work in countries such as Haiti, Peru and India. FUMC Colleyville hosts an annual adult mission trip to UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana.
Youth Mission Trip
The annual summer mission trip allows students to provide clean up and repair services to community in need throughout Texas.