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Assist with Hurricane Relief


The first thing each of us can do is pray for our neighbors in need. If you want to send in a prayer request, email it to Please type “Prayer Request” in the subject line.


The quickest way you can personally help those in need is through monetary donations. You can write a check out to First United Methodist Church and write Hurricane Michael Relief on the memo line. You can also give online through the link below. Once you are on the donation page, scroll down to the section titled “Other.” Type your gift amount in the first space and make sure you type Hurricane Michael Relief in the second space. Then click “Continue to Secure Payment Form” at the bottom of the page. Thank you for your gifts.

Click here to DONATE


As of now, we are putting together teams to take over to the affected areas this Friday and Saturday and then the plan is to take a team each Saturday for the next few weeks after that. Teams will hand out food and water, assist in the cleanup, or do whatever else might be needed. If you would like to be a part of these teams, you can email our site team leaders, Lisa Bond ( for Panama City and Denise Van Atta ( for Port St. Joe. In the email include your name(s) and a phone number. Please type “Hurricane Recovery Teams” in the subject line of the email.

Put Together UMCOR Kits

Completed UMCOR cleaning and hygiene kits will be needed in the coming days. For the items needed in each bucket and instructions on packing the bucket, click the links below. Please only collect the items listed on the card. Please carefully follow the packing directions UMCOR has provided.

UMCOR Cleaning Kit                 UMCOR Hygiene Kit


Additional Needs:

In addition to the four “Calls to Action” from the conference, First Church has the following needs.


First Church is asking those in our congregation who have extra rooms to open up their homes to those in need and host a family or person that has been displaced because of the storm. Below are links for Host forms as well as those who need assistance.
Housing Host         Housing Applicants