Serve Our Community and World

Renton First United Methodist has a stong history of community involvement and service within the Renton city limits.  Listed below are some of the areas we continue to serve as well as others we have served in the past and would serve again.  If you have an interest in serving your local community, this is the place for you.  COME, CONNECT and SERVE with us.

United Methodist Men
Purpose: UMM meet monthly and provides the men of the church an opportunity for Christian fellowship, and service to the church and the community. In addition we sponsor youth programs. We are the charter organization for a Boy Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack. We are also members of the National Organization of United Methodist Men.
Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of month, 6-8pm in the church lower level.
Leader: Monty Simpson
United Methodist Women
Purpose: The UMW is an active group of women in the church who work together to help provide programs of interest of women and children in the church, our community and the world. They intentionally support mission projects specific to “Women helping Women: locally and globally”. They emphasize Christian values. Some of the areas they support are:
  • The Atlantic Street Service Center
  • Head Start
  • Knit prayer shawls for those in need of comfort
  • Plan the annual Spring Tea
  • Plan the annual pie sale
  • Plan the annual Christmas Buffet
  • Support other needs of many church and local programs
Meeting time: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:30 am at the church.
Leaders: Nancy Gillespie and Dianne Rogerson
Missions Committee (Work Area)
Purpose: This committee seeks and promotes short-and long term remedies to justice and mercy issues like hunger and homelessness in the community and around the world. With a dedicated budget, this committee requires 2 hours per month for meeting with additonal time for promotion and partcipation in actual service to others.
Meeting time: The last Sunday of the month, after church, in the Library/Conference Room 110
Leader: Frank Rutherford
Other areas of outreach to our community