The healthiest churches are not simply churches that react to the call to action; rather the healthiest churches are the ones that are led to develop ministry from within.  This is the work of the Holy Spirit, and actually the fullness of the meaning behind the word “liturgy” meaning, “the work of the people.”  

We are called to share the love of Christ with others, but we are to go beyond sharing His love….We are to share Christ himself!  The purpose of outreach is to reach beyond the walls of the church to introduce others to Jesus Christ.  

First United Methodist Church Victoria strives to Be the Church in all we do, both within our doors and out into the community.  Various events are held throughout the year including Family Game Day, Movie Night, Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Patch.  These are in addition to ministries specific to community needs such as school partnerships, hurricane recovery and healthcare ministries as well as support of other valuable organizations within our own community and other communities around the world.  

“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed?  And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard?  And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him?” – Romans 10:13-14

Ministries Supported by First United Methodist Church

Community Action
Serving Our Community One Family at a Time
Helping People. Changing Lives.
CACV along with a community partnership helps people living in poverty to meet their most basic and critical needs while improving their ability to become self-sufficient in Victoria, Texas.

Established in 1986 as a Christian non-profit organization. FUMC Victoria was one of the original churches that came together to get this organization up and running.  VCAM provides....Read More.

Christ's Kitchen
Christ’s Kitchen
A blessing to many in our community, Christ’s Kitchen provides one hot meal per day to the homeless and the hungry.  Christ’s Kitchen began as a follow up to a United Methodist Women’s study of world hunger.  After ...Read More.

School Ministry

Hopkins Elementary
We started the new school year with a lunch for the Teachers and Administrators of Hopkins Elementary. We support the teachers, who in turn, support the children. Gifts for the teachers and school supplies were given. Through out the year we will continue to support the teachers, administrators and children of Hopkins

Disaster Relief

After Hurricane Harvey FUMC Victoria worked with other organizations to supply necessities and help rebuild. We will be ready to help in any way we can when needed. 

Wesley Nurse

The Wesley Nurse program at First United Methodist Church is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries.  This is a faith-based Christian health ministry that embraces the values and benefits of a faith-based approach to wholeness and wellness.  The professional... Read More.

Boy Scouts

More info coming soon

Lighthouse 2911
Lighthouse 2911 is a non-profit organization seeking to serve the needs of at-risk youth and their families in the Texas Golden Crescent (Victoria Texas and the surrounding communities)...Read More.

Promise Point
Promise Pointe is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to provide permanent affordable housing and a supportive community for the chronically homeless in Victoria, Texas and the Crossroads region.  Their goal... Read More.

Area Homeless Coalition
The mission of Victoria Area Homeless Coalition is to organize programs, advocate awareness and lead in developing community strategies to prevent and end homelessness.  VAHC works with other local organizations to provide services to the homeless in our area. 

We're committed to 'Doing the Most Good' through donors & partners who share a desire to help our neighbors in need. Providing basic needs when hard times hit, care and aid for those living on the fringes of society is at the heart of The Salvation Army... Read More.

Perpetual Help Home
Perpetual Help Home, Inc. is a Christian-based, restorative justice organization assisting women in breaking the cycle of incarceration, drug addiction and homelessness through making life changes, regardless of....Read More.

As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need.  UMCOR comes alongside those who...Read More.

The Big Garden

The Big Garden began in 2005, with a focus on growing nutritious food in East Omaha, an urban food desert with a diverse population, many of whom live below the poverty line. In 2009, the Big Garden expanded to include rural...Read More.

Heifer International
Heifer International is a great organization that works with communities to help end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, they...Read More.

Homespun Help
Handspun Hope, Inc. (formerly True Vineyard) is a Christian organization providing holistic support to Africa's poorest through job creation, community building and spiritual counsel. We believe...Read More.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a community member, a volunteer, dedicated to advocate for the best interest of the child in court and other settings....Read More

Kingdom Kamp
Kingdom Kamp is an overnight retreat for physically mobile Special Needs adults 18+ that want to make new friends and memories while they share their love for Jesus Christ! The camp is... Read More.

Girl Scouts