Contact Us

  • Phone: (956) 686-3784
  • Email: 
  • Church Address:
    4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX. 78504


Service Times

  • Sunday: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Mission & Outreach

We are called to serve in God's name!


  We have many ongoing and annual opportunities for service!  We hope that you will  join us and share your gifts of service, in God's name!  For information, please contact Susan Hellums, (956)686-3784 or .  




Saturday morning, April 6th, was a wonderful time of service out in our community, in GOD'S name!

THANKS TO ALL for your service and prayers!

CLICK HERE for Video of our morning of service!

A special thanks to those who hosted us at their sites and to the coordinators from our church who helped us organize at the sites!
  • Ken Wilson and Dan Dearth coordinators at Camp University
  • Ardath and Don Egley, coordinators at Salvation Army
  • Amie Gray, coordinator at Habitat ReStore
  • Richard Walters and Stan Marley, coordinators at Hand Crank Transportation
  • Peggy Miller and Tom Hellums, coordinators at Veteran's War Memorial
  • Veronica Dillon, coordinator at United Methodist Campus Ministries
  • Erika Renfrow, coordinator at Quinta Mazatlan
  • Carol Dearth & Roger Parks, coordinators at Catholc Charities Humanitarian Respite Center
  • Donna Gibson, coordinator at Estrella's House
  • Jan Stemme, at Women Together's Thrift Center
  • Kim Keebaugh coordinator of activities for Teach for America and "Better than a Backpack Care Packages"

We serve as a witness to God and His Glory! 




  Cornerstone  / Texas Ramp Project

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!  Thank you to all who came out to serve and those who supported this ministry!

Cornerstone/TRP weekend was Friday 

& Saturday, February 22 & 23rd.   What a great weekend it was with over 28 out to serve in our surrounding community.  In two days, there were 3 ramps built and 2 more repaired and painted!  First UMC McAllen adults and youth were joined by young adults from the UTRGV Campus Ministries of Edinburg!

We will be planning some dates throughout the year to build other ramps!  Stay tuned!



Mark your calendar and JOIN US!

Manna Food Pantry - held the 3rd Monday of every month.  Servant volunteers are needed to assist in picking up food from the Food Bank of the RGV, organizing on tables in the morning, and serving families in the afternoon.

Emily's Meals - Lunches for the homeless are prepared at First UMC every other Thursday, and the first Saturday of every month. They are then delivered.  This ministry is sponsored by the Woven Women's group of our church, however anyone is welcome to serve!  Help is needed in the kitchen and then to deliver.

"In His Steps" Shoe Bank of McAllen - This ministry provides shoes to school-aged children in the McAllen ISD, with a pair of properly fitting shoes appropriate for school!  If your gift of service is data entry and/or paperwork, here is a perfect way of serving!

Reading to Elementary School Children - Our church family partners with our local schools.  If you would like to read to an Elementary School child, presently there is a group reading with children at Rayburn Elementary here in McAllen for 30 minutes once a week!  If you are interested in making a difference in a child's life in this way, call the Church Office!


Mark your calendar and plan to join us!


 Date TBA:  SATURDAY a.m.

Late September or early October

First UMC will host a group of volunteers to serve at an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in McAllen, 8:00 - 12:00 noon!  S.O.S is another opportunity for us to “go out” and serve in our community and invite others to join us! To be the church OUTSIDE our walls! This will be a day to help the McAllen ISD schools get off to a good start in the new school year. Volunteer servants are needed to take part in this half-day service event, helping with multiple projects. 

We need all types of volunteers!  Every little bit of time and energy makes a difference!


"First Fruits" Thanksgiving Baskets

Collection:  October 27 - November 24
Assemble & deliver:  November 24

We offer our "first fruits," as we are commanded, to those less fortunate!  We collect specific food items, purchase perishables and assemble boxes to be distributed to our neighbors! 

All are invited to help with this ministry!



Saturday - Sunday , June 9 - 15, 2019

This Senior High Youth Mission is hosted at First UMC, McAllen.  There are many opportunities to help us host this mission.  The youth and their sponsors come to serve families in our surrounding communities.  Servant volunteers are needed to help with paperwork, cook, serve meals, deliver snacks, decorating, make cookies, etc!


Teachers' Classroom

supply boxes

Collection:  Month of July 
Assemble and deliver:  Mid-August (TBA)

School supplies and teaching tools are collected per grade level for two identified school in areas of need within McAllen ISD.  The boxes are assembled with items identified as needed.  Everyone's help is needed! 


 There will be other opportunities throughout the year to serve! 
These are just some dates for you to remember!