Local Mission

Serving and Sharing with our Neighbors

The local missions committee is active in our community through programs like Feed My Sheep, Family Promise, and other short term outreach events. 

Local Missions Staff Representative: Pastor Brian Longley

Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep is a program in Temple that feeds area residents daily. Every fourth Thursday of the month (with the exception of November and December) FUMC Temple us committed to providing the meal at the Feed My Sheep location on Avenue G with this commitment comes a few opportunities to serve:

Every 4th Tuesday - Cooking the casseroles - 9:30 a.m.

Every 4th Wednesday - Filling the sacks and making sandwiches - 2:00 p.m.

Every 4th Thursday - Finishing packing the sack lunches, loading the van to go to the Feed My Sheep location - around 9:30 a.m.

Disaster Relief Efforts

Please consider contributing to disaster relief efforts in the following ways:

  • Donate to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) where 100% of donations go directly to providing for victims of the disaster as overhead and administrative fees are covered by the church's connectional mission giving. Please know your

  • Financial donations may be brought to First United Methodist Church of Temple and will be given to UMCOR. If writing a check, please make it out to the church with "Disaster Relief" in the memo line. 

Family Promise of East Bell County

Approximately 4 weeks each year, our church works to provide on-site housing for local families experiencing homelessness. This hands on ministry provides shelter, dinner each day and transportation to and from the Family Promise day center in the morning and evening. Volunteers wishing to serve in this ministry can contact Pastor Brian by calling the church office at 254.773.5269 or writing to brian.longley@fumctemple.org.

Drive Thru Prayer

God revealed to us during our Ash Wednesday ministry how we might serve our community in a new way. Now we gather at Valet Cleaners and Laundry (2215 S 57th Street, Temple, TX 76504) to offer prayer at the roadside for 90 minutes on the First and Third Thursday of each month. In this way we are helping our community connect with Christ. Contact Pastor Brian to be a part of this ministry 254.773.5269 or brian.longley@fumctemple.org.