Get involved. Be the Change You Want to See: Volunteering at FUMCCG

"Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can."              

                                    --John Wesley, Co-founder of the Methodist Church


United Methodists have always believed that each of us is called to use our unique God-given talents and gifts and help in every way and everywhere we can. Volunteering is a wonderful way to put our faith into action and lies at the very heart of our Christian calling.

At First UMC Coral Gables, we committed to doing more good in more places. We, therefore, heartily encourage each of you - our loving church family and friends- to join us on our generosity of spirit adventure to be the change we want to see in the world!

  • Visit our "Get Involved" webpage to see all the ways you can help today, this month and/or this entire year!

Get inspired to be a positive force for good in the world:


THANK YOU for Making Thanks and Giving a Part of Your November!

Thank you to the more than 200 church family, neighbors, and friends who joined us this past Thanksgiving Day 2018 and volunteered to prepare and deliver meals to over 5,000 needy South Floridians! First UMC Coral Gables, in partnership with Branches, hosted this unique annual event of love and caring on our campus and encourages each of our church families members and neighbors to sign up at www.branchesful.org/thanksgiving-meal-delivery.

Food was also dropped off during our church services at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or both the 11:00 a.m. Traditional and Latin American services, or at our Church Office from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Please refer to the Branches flyer below for a listing of needed food items. Let's team up once again to fight hunger in South Florida and be the change that we want to see in our world.

Get inspired to see the good that you will be doing by watching these videos of previous years' efforts! The only thing missing is YOU!





We are so very grateful and blessed for so many of our church family members, neighbors, partners and friends who joined us for yet another successful second annual "Rise Against Hunger" event on Saturday, September 15, from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.! This hands-on service event included the packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals; and continues to provide immediate relief around the world, where hunger's devastating effects are happening right now.

Thank you for answering the call in our day of action against hunger and in favor of love! Be sure to stay connected to your church for information on how you can be the change you want to see.


A look at some of the good we did, together! Ready to step up?

  • Sign up to volunteer here for a year's worth (and more) of sharing the love and spreading compassion!


THANK YOU! Honoring the Good We Have Done Already


First UMC Coral Gables | Branches Thanksgiving Food Drive & Meal Delivery





Mobile Showers for the Homeless

Homeless Shower

Kristi House: Giving Thanks for our Heroic Survivors!





Share the Love: Invite an International Student to Thanksgiving! 





Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our "Rise Against Hunger" event! Thanks to your efforts, packaged meals will now be sent to the Caribbean islands and Texas. Stay tuned for photos and more details of all the good we did together.

 "Rise Against Hunger" served as yet another exciting opportunity to keep the good going, as we celebrated the joyous occasion of the official launching of our Latin America Ministry. This hands-on service event included the packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals; and will provide immediate relief to parts of the world where hunger's devastating effects are happening right now.

  • View more "Rise Against Hunger" video - First UMC Coral Gables Answers the Call!


2017 "I Am The Change" Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

Background  | About this event:

FUMCCG embarked on an expedition of love - a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Our enthusiastic volunteers served as a dynamic part of our partnership with a local church in the Dominican Republic, and helped renovate classrooms for elementary students. Our group departed on June 13th and immediately began making a difference in the community; and returned to Miami on Sunday, June 18, 2017.  We thank all of our joyful participants for joining us for this unique opportunity and being the change they want to see in the world!


Kristi House Project Gold Outreach of Love and Kindness

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this very special opportunity to spend time with some truly inspirational young ladies during our previous outreach!  We would like to also thank the young women who welcomed us into their lives and filled us with inspiration and awe. We look forward to developing a long and lasting friendship!  

Background  | About this event:

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Traffickers take advantage of vulnerable persons with false promises or physical abduction, forcing them into contract slavery, forced labor and sexual trafficking. We invite our church members to join us on for a very special outreach to spread hope and love to the young victims of human trafficking that are being helped by the Kristi House' Project Gold. The Project Gold program provides outreach and services to children exploited in sex trafficking, helping them see a better future for themselves and restore their lives.

If you want to participate but cannot attend that day, you can also contribute by preparing a dish to be served!

CONTACT:         Rev. Vidalis Lopez at vlopez@fumccg.org.

LEARN MORE:  Kristi House website at www.kristihouse.org.