Our Mission

 Our mission is to be a worshiping community, walking in the way of Jesus, believing in place.

Over the years First UMC has partnered with many people and organizations, both locally and globally to live out our mission. At this time, we feel called to live out our shared mission by serving our neighbors in downtown Burlington in four major ways:

  1. Being intentional in welcoming and hosting 12-step programs
  2. Collaborating with local social service agencies to respond to needs of the community, such as we have done with providing showers
  3. Supporting the Every Monday Thrift Shop
  4. Providing meals and hospitality, particularly on Sunday evenings.

As the community changes, our collective mission may change. Individual members are engaged in mission and ministries which are meaningful to them. These four points represent our collective and shared mission and ministry together.

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