A Heart for God and A Heart for the City


We reach out and touch the lives and hearts of many people in and around First Church through many ways, and we encourage you to join any of our outreach programs to show that you have a 'heart for God and a heart for the city.'


Make a difference in your life and the lives of people around you!

First UMC is so blessed to partner with the following Ministries:

Children Embracing in Circle
One Church
One Child of Florida

First UMC nurtures a partnership with One Church One Child of Florida, Inc. 

OCOC operates statewide in Florida and is a private, non-profit, faith-based organization that provides adoption related services and works in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families and churches. One Church One Child also collaborates with the Community Based Care Lead Agencies and their provider agencies in recruiting and referring families interested in adopting children from Florida's Foster Care System. Note: One Church One Child is not currently a licensed child placement agency.

All of the children in Florida's foster care system are termed special needs. While most of the children in foster care will reunite with family, many will not and will require adoption by a family (married couple or single person).

Every child deserves a forever, permanent home and family. You can make a difference - a child is waiting for adoption or foster care in Florida.

For more information download the brochure here or visit http://www.ococfl.org/

Inner City Jacksonville Ministry

The inner-city ministry of Cru partners with churches, ministries, businesses, and a multitude of Jacksonville volunteers to provide hope and practical help for the poor of metropolitan Jacksonville, Florida.


For more information visit their website at 

or follow them on Facebook:


Angelmedic CPR

Angelmedic CPR is a training school led by Tina Gower, who has worked in remote, offshore and hostile environments over the years as a Paramedic. Angelmedic CPR training center offers quality classes, instructor training, supplies, equipment, and support. Their high quality, affordable programs, and training materials have been designed to address each group’s individual needs. Training materials are also available in Spanish.

Angelmedic CPR hosts biweekly classes at First UMC starting August 2020.

For more information visit their website at https://www.angelmediccpr.com/


Family Promise of Jacksonville:
Host Church

First Church is privileged to be a host church for Family Promise of Jacksonville - a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality, and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.


Visit their website (click here) for more information or follow them on Facebook:


For information on how you can help and get involved please contact our Family Promise Host Week Coordinator Kitty McGill or the church office!

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New Dawn Outreach

New Dawn Outreach "A New Day's Dawning"

NDO's goal is to  to serve those who have lost hope by demonstrating our belief in their potential, through empowering  re-connection with their community, while supporting them unconditionally, with accountability and encouraging them throughout their journey as they work to rebuild their lives, one step....one day at a time.

For more information visit their website at https://www.newdawnoutreach.org/