First Church believes in the "priesthood of all believers." When we join the United Methodist Church, we promise to support the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.
We put these promises into action both inside and outside the doors of our church:
We care for each other in times of personal and family trial;
We work together to raise our children and youth as disciples of Jesus;
We serve food to the hungry at the Community Soup Bowl;
We help build houses and develop Christian communities around Tuscaloosa County;
We tutor at Central and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools;
We assist “neighbors in need” with a multitude of poverty related issues;
Bless Your Neighbor provides supplies for teachers in our local schools;
We help feed, clothe, and educate children locally, nationally, and globally;
We take medical/dental/optometry care to those that would otherwise go unseen both locally & internationally;
We help build new church congregations locally, nationally, and internationally;
We are the representatives of Jesus to a broken and downtrodden world;
We strive to be the “hands and feet” of the body of Christ.