As United Methodists, we believe our mission is to make disciples through the transformation of the world. We do this at Holdrege First by reaching out as the hands of Jesus not only to those in our congregation but also in our community and beyond. Some of the organizations and ministries we support include:
- the local food pantry
- Christian Charity Fund
- Backpack Blessings
- Heifer Project
- Epworth Village
- Camp Comeca
- The UMC Nigerian orphanage/school
It is by putting our faith into action that others see the light of Christ in us.
Back Pack Blessings
This ministry began in 2015 as a way to provide weekend meals to preschool and elementary aged children in Holdrege. While in school children have access to breakfast and lunch but what about during the weekend? In it’s first year, Backpack Blessings served over 120 children! All children at Holdrege Elementary, All Saint’s, and Head Start are eligible to register for the program. Kids can also receive summer packs at the Kids Cafe during June and July at the Presbyterian Church.
Volunteers pack the food once a month and deliver food packs every week of the school year.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Candance Miller at (308) 995-8691.