LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

  • GOOD NEWS CLUB: 1st Church takes the Gospel to our local schools. It starts with Good News Club at Sally Jones Elementary School which is staffed by church members and other volunteers. More information is on this website under Ministries/Illuminate Children’s Ministry. Tammy Graham, Director of Children’s ministry, tammy@whatis1st.com
  • WYLDLIFE: WyldLife Club to have fun and hear he Gospel is held at Punta Gorda Middle School each week and is conducted with the assistance of Tim Buck, Director of Youth Ministries, tim.buck@whatis1st.com
  • YOUNG LIFE: 1ST Church supports Young Life in all the high schools in Charlotte County. Our emphasis is in sharing the Gospel at Charlotte High School. Young Life Club is held once a week and Campaigners Bible Study follows on a different night. www.charlotteharboryounglife.org
  • FLORIDA UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME: Located in Enterprise, Florida, children find a safe place where they are loved and given an opportunity to grow into healthy self-sufficient adults. www.fumch.org
  • APOSTLES BUILD: 1st Church supports Habitat for Humanity with the Apostles Build Project where we build a house each year in cooperation with eleven other churches. For current project information go to www.charlottecountyhfh.org/current-project
  • FEED THE HARBOR: Annually we gather with other churches outside the local Publix Stores and collect food to stock the food banks. In addition each month we collect food on the first Sunday to help the food pantry.  www.feedtheharbor.com
  • OTHER MISSIONS: Our members staff and support these missions.
  • CROSSROADS HOPE ACADEMY: This local home and charter school is for boys who have had multiple failed placement in the Florida foster care system. www.crossroadspg.org
  • CENTER FOR ABUSE AND RAPE EMERGENCIES: www.carefl.org
  • CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION: The only local place for homeless to find meals and shelter while being assisted in gaining employment. www.cchomelesscoaltion.org
  • GIDEONS: Last year the local Peace River Camp distributed over 7000 Bibles and Testaments to hospitals, nursing and assisted living homes, medical offices, fairs and festivals, jails and prisons, high and middle schools and the local college. www.gideons.org
  • JESUS LOVES YOU MINISTRY: This is the only local ministry taking the Gospel along with food and assistance to the homeless living under the bridges and in the woods in Charlotte County. www.jesuslovesyouministryinc.com