International Ministries

Missionary Support
We support Peter and Estella Hudy and their missionary work in Bolivia. Besides our financial commitment to them through the United Methodist Church, we also send work teams to Bolivia on a regular basis to assist them with building and special projects. Church members contribute to special needs of members of the community the Hudys serve – donations of school supplies, books, and other items are sent to the Hudys regularly. This year, FUMC also sent $1000 to Lewis Archer, a United Methodist missionary to Kenya. We also support Tim and Carol Crawford at the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky.

Conference Apportionments
First United Methodist of Decatur consistently pays 100% of its North Alabama
Conference apportionments. These funds go to support a number of missions including world service and conference benevolences, the Ministerial Education Fund, the Black College Fund, Methodist Homes for the Aging, and the United Methodist Children’s Home among others.

African Team Ministries
Each spring, First United Methodist hosts a jewelry and craft sale to benefit African Team Ministries. The proceeds of this sale go to educate children and ministerial students in Kenya as well as to support local crafts people.

UMCOR –  National Disaster Relief

Nigeria Partnership

Voice of Liberty – Costa Rica

Life For Children – Kenya

Mission Society – Peru (Paul Wiegart)

African Inland Mission

Imagine No Malaria

Far East Broadcasting (David Creel)

Lifeline International Ministries

UMCOR – International Disaster Relief

Mission Society


Local Ministries

National Ministries