Outreach Ministries

We are living the heart and mind of Christ, at the heart of the city, so we expect our faith community to be involved in making a difference in the City of Redlands and its surrounding communities. Here are some opportunities where you can get involved:

  • Pandemic Opportunities
    • Pop Up Lunch Stations – Seven days a week you can make shack lunches and drop them off that the First United Methodist Church’s Vine Street parking lot between 10:45 A.M. and Noon.  We are feeding about 150 people a day through this humanitarian effort during this crisis.
    • Sew masks and donate them to hospitals or to others who are in need.
    • Family Services Association of Redlands is need of staples during the pandemic. You can purchase rice, beans, dry potatoes, and other non-perishables and drop them off or send a monetary donation to 612 Lawton Street.,Redlands CA 92374.
  • Share Ministry
    • This is on hold during the Pandemic. We have come along side other churches who have been helping feed the least of these every Saturday afternoon for years in our community.  Six times a year we organize the meal and serve the meal (4th Saturday of Odd Months). The two host churches are First United Methodist and University Methodist.  If you would like to be involved talk with Pastor Cheryl and let the Church Office know of your interest.
  • Family Services Association of Redlands
  • Redlands Area Interfaith Council
    • We support Redlands Area Interfaith Council and its work towards creating a community that respects diversity and encourages understanding among faith communities. The Council meets the second Thursday of each month at 8:00 A.M. at the 1st United Methodist Church located at 1 Olive Street. 
    • If you have any questions about getting involved, talk with Pastor Cheryl or Al Polchow.
  • Forman Christian College
    • We support two university students annually who attend Forman Christian College, which was founded in 1864 by Dr. Charles W Forman, a Presbyterian missionary from the U.S.
    • The mission of Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) is to impart, create and disseminate knowledge and to develop informed, ethical and responsible citizens who are prepared and committed to learn, lead and serve; persons who exemplify the FCC motto, “By love serve one another”.
    • As a liberal arts institution where students of all backgrounds – men and women, Christian and Muslim – interact and learn together, Forman is successfully demonstrating a model of interfaith harmony to a nation and culture deeply divided along lines of religion, class and gender.