Ministries of First Church

Below are a few of the many ministries that we support at First Church through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, and our service:

1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings from
6-7:30 p.m. in the Education Building. 

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Troop 543 meets here at First Church on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in our Education Building. For more information, please contact the church office. 

They are currently selling Girl Scout Cookies. To make an order please reach out to our Scouting Ministry Liaison, Emily Yarbrough at beaverrn02@netscape.net by January 15.  

 

  • Girl Scout Troop 543 here at First Church is in need of a new scout leader. If you would like to help out in this role, or know of someone who would be a great fit for this area of leadership, please contact Emily Yarbrough at beaverrn02@netscape.net, or contact the church office, 704-857-9713, for more information.

Main Street MarketPlace Meeting Place

We support our local China Grove cooperative Christian ministry in a variety of ways.  
To learn more about this ministry, please visit their website at
www.marketandmeeting.org. 

Project AGAPE

We have been ardent supporters of Project AGAPE for many years.  This is a joint venture between the NC Conference and the Western NC Conference of The United Methodist Church that works in mission and ministry with the people of Armenia. 
For more information contact the church office.  

 

  • Our spring AGAPE collection for Armenia will begin Sunday, April 17 and run through Sunday, May 1. Our focus will be clothing (especially children’s clothes); new shoes; household items (dishes, pots & pans, linens, bedding, towels & wash cloths. Also to help support our new Vocational Training program, items that could be used by a carpenter, baker, or cosmetologist would be greatly appreciated. A full list of accepted items for this program can be found here.  Items cannot be electrical. If you have any questions, please contact Wanda Watts at 704-467-3235 or wattswe@windstream.net.

 

Rowan one church one child

Rowan One Church One Child (ROCOC) is a partnership between Rowan County Department of Social Services (RCDSS) and Rowan County churches whose purpose is to ensure healthy, safe, and protective outcomes for Rowan County children and teenagers who are victimized and traumatized by sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, neglect, or dependency who are currently receiving Child Protective, In-Home Case Management, Foster Care, or Adoption services from the RCDSS Children Services Division. ROCOC’s goal is to keep birth families intact or assist relative caregivers who provide care to children.  To learn more, visit their website at https://www.rowancountync.gov/830/One-Church-One-Child

Rowan Helping Ministries

We support Rowan Helping Ministries in Salisbury in a variety of ways.
To learn more about this ministry, please visit their website at rowanhelpingministries.org. 

 

  • Our Children’s Ministry will be heading to Rowan Helping Ministries on June 23 for a “Packing Party” to help pack boxes and bags of food for those in need. For more information about this activity, please contact our Children’s Minister Sara Joines at sara@firstumcchinagrove.org.