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local missions

Childcare for essential personnel 

The two YMCAs and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tuscaloosa have started childcare for children of healthcare and essential personnel and need childcare workers to assist. A background check is required. This service is for children 6 to 14 years old. It is daily, 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., in shifts at the three sites. These are paid positions.

They also need volunteers to help clean the facilities every hour. This will be in addition to the regular cleaning which is done by the staff. There is an application for this volunteer opportunity too.

If you are interested in either of these positions, contact the church office for the applications or the YMCA.

Meals on Wheels delivers a hot meal to homebound seniors each day at noon. They are seeking volunteers because many of their volunteer drivers are retired and fit in the “at risk” category. If you would like to volunteer on a temporary basis to help them through this crisis, call Diane at (205) 469- 0383. The time commitment is minimal. You will call at 9 a.m. to see if they need you to drive that day. You report to the kitchen at 10:30 a.m. and get your route, instructions and the prepared meal. Meal delivery begins at 11 a.m. and you will be finished by 1 p.m. At this time, you will not have any contact with the recipient due to health concerns.

The Community Soup Bowl needs servers. In order to comply with CDC guidelines, they have closed the dining area and are preparing plates to go. Your job would be to put the food on a plate for clients to pick up. The Soup Bowl is at 1711 23rd Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa and the serving time is 10:15 a.m. until 1 p.m.

If you can help, please contact Lynne Richardson at (205) 556-4951 to get on the schedule.

West Alabama Food Bank is not taking volunteers at this time due to concerns for the health and exposure to the volunteers. Their small staff is fulfilling all the orders. Our church is coordinating a pick up lunch for the Food Bank staff. If you can pick up lunch for 15 employees and deliver to the Food Bank, contact Jan Porter.

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"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."

-1 PETER 4:10

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National & Global Missions

Info about missions


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Because of your generosity, Challenge Farm Orphanage in Kitale, Kenya now has a completed playground!

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global outreach

The Global Outreach (GO) Ministries of First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa are Biblically based in Acts 1:8. We believe we are commissioned to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus to a hurting and sometimes hopeless world.


We have three different areas that we participate in ministry to others:

These are teams that meet twice a year to determine future missions projects, disperse funds to various ministries and missionaries, and help develop the overall direction of Global Outreach for FUMCT. To become more involved in any of these teams, please contact Director of Global Outreach, Josh Howard.


First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa

800 Greensboro Avenue

Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

 (205) 345-7261


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