Mission Activities and Projects

The mission ministry of The First United Methodist Church of Warren is involved, engaged, and inspired! We interpret missional needs locally and abroad. We raise funds for mission projects and personnel in southeast Michigan and around the world. We also provide opportunities to learn about ministry and mission projects and schedule regular days to serve in the metropolitan Detroit area.


Collection of Food for thanksgiving baskets

November is traditionally the month our church collects food for those less
fortunate. This year we are collecting items to make Thanksgiving food boxes
for Community Housing Network, a non-profit organization providing housing
and housing resources for people who are homeless or facing homelessness,
people with disabilities, people with low income and other vulnerable residents
of Southeastern Michigan.

We are collecting items for Thanksgiving dinner – stuffing and instant potato
mixes, gravy, canned fruit and vegetables, jello, cake mixes or other desert
items…….anything to make a special meal. And for those who don’t want to
shop and would still like to participate, we are also collecting funds to purchase
grocery gift cards for the recipients to get turkeys or another meat they would

A Collection Tub will be located inside the church by the office If you would prefer to leave the items just inside the double doors, please mark your bag “Thanksgiving Baskets”.


Collection of non-perishable Food Items

We are collecting non-perishable food items to share through various community agencies with those in need.  Place your donations inside the north entrance doors.


CAN and bottle drive for mcrest

Until June 23, we are collecting returnable cans and bottles as a fundraiser for MCREST (Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team).  Please bring your returnables to the north entrance of the church.



Masks for The Community 

With the advent of COVID-19 and the continuing lack of masks in schools,  hospitals and other care facilities, Warren First is collecting masks to be donated to these organizations.  Many of us have fabric remnants at home that can be used in mask construction and there are many sewing patterns for masks currently on the internet.  Pick a pattern that is appropriate for your skill set and available materials.  Masks can be dropped off at the church in a box on a shelf in the north entrance for distribution to the facilities in need of them.


Crochet Mask Holders


Hat, Mitten, and Scarf Tree

Free yarn is available to be used to knit/crochet hats, mittens, and scarves for the annual Hat, Mitten and Scarf Tree.   In December the tree is erected in the hallway near the sanctuary to be decorated with these donations.  The hand made and purchased winter ware is distributed to those in need.


Layette Project

Although the layettes are collected at the church building only in the late winter to early spring, we encourage everyone to pick up articles  year round that can be used to assemble them.  Keeping knitting, sewing, and crocheting blankets and booties.  Watch for sales on sleepers, outfits, onsies, bottles, and diapers. Layettes are assembled from these donations on Mother’s Day weekend and distributed to new mothers in need.