Missions & Outreach

Volunteers in Mission (VIM)

The Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team is a group of adults who travel once a year, in the fall, for a week to do mission work. If you would like to find out more information about the next adult mission project, contact Donna Frick  dfrick47@new.rr.com.

Mission Ministry Team

Join the team that focuses on supporting those in need in our communities, across our local, national, and global demographic. Join others to prepare a meal at the Emergency Shelter, organize a food collection for the food pantry, or share your skills with Habitat for Humanity, and more. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Chris Hartman cdmhart@sbcglobal.net.

Evangelism & Outreach Ministry Team

Join this newer team as we reach out to the people of our neighborhood. This group will only meet a few times a year, and will do 2-4 walks/ giveaways a year. We have given away hot chocolate at the Christmas Parade and have given food out at Oktoberfest. If you are interested, contact Pastor Hae –Jeong HJYoon@appfumc.org.

Connectional Missions

Through The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) we are in mission with God’s people here in Wisconsin, in the United States and around the globe. We have sent boxes of supplies to Russia and Sierra Leone, raised funds to help eradicate malaria as part of Imagine No Malaria, shared in relief efforts for victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. Through the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) we provide on-going support to Gwen Gibson, a missionary who serves as an educational specialist with The United Methodist Mission in Senegal, Africa.

Local Missions

Be part of the “Pillars” crew to prepare an evening meal. Share your building skills with Habitat for Humanity. Walk in the CROP Walk in October. Weed at Riverview Gardens. Look for notices in the newsletter and bulletin for ways to be in mission locally.

Adult Mission Trip

Volunteers in Mission (VIM) usually travel in the fall for a week of mission work. In 2018 the VIM team went to UMC Pine Lake Camp in Wisconsin where we worked on the camp grounds, and buildings. If you would like to find out more information about the next adult mission project, please contact the church office.

Concern and Action Ministry Team

The Concern & Action Ministry Team puts faith into action through programs to address social and cultural challenges, including: poverty, discrimination, mental illness and environmental stewardship.

Through local mission work and education, we strive to incorporate John Wesley’s three simple rules, including

1. Do no harm

2. Do good

3. Stay in love with God

Our ministry team is focused on spreading God’s love in our community and congregation while demonstrating Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors to all people.

As the Concern and Action Committee for First Church Appleton, we want to let you know we are working even harder on ideas for our church to increase our awareness and racial literacy in the wake of the social unrest, injustice, and horrifying murder of George Floyd and other people of color throughout history by those in power. We know as a church committed to loving people unconditionally as Jesus did, helping them reach their greatest Christian potential and feel safe surrounded by community, this has had a devastating effect. We might feel helpless, disgusted, enraged, determined. We want you to know our committee is working hard to allow us to gain something from this and to be a part of the solution.

We want to communicate and acknowledge that we understand the government and system does not allow equal access to all. We recognize as a church and those of us not of color, we need to listen more to learn and talk less. We recognize, there are things we cannot understand due to inherent privilege. We know privilege is not something we asked for, nor does it mean our lives are not hard, but it does mean, each of us not of color have not had our lives made harder by our race. We strive to become “anti-racist,” not just “not racist.” So, we are prepared in order to increase our racial literacy and do better, we ask ourselves and we will be asking you to engage in some uncomfortable conversations, including… How can we recognize our own privilege, even if it’s hard? How can we initiate conversations honestly about race? How can I learn about and begin moving away from my implicit biases?

We will be announcing opportunities for these conversations from the committee for discussion, self-reflection, awareness building and putting ideas into practice. Watch for these announcements and challenge yourself to engage in the discomfort of learning!


  November 2021  
This Week's Events


Strong Bodies
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Women's Renewal Group
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Circles of Support
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Scout Troop 2
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grace Choir
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Alanon Meeting
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Advent Study via Zoom
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Advent Study
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Advent Study
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Strong Bodies
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Choir Rehearsals
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kidz Konnection
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Men's Noon Advent Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Women's Noon Advent Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
AA Young at Heart
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Strong Bodies
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Strong Bodies
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Parent Connection Workshop
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Kiwanis Meeting
6:30 AM to 8:30 AM


Circles of Support
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Appleton Boychoir Performance
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Appleton Boychoir Performance
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rehoboth Choir Rehearsal
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bible Search
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