Outreach

Our support of Local, Regional and Worldwide Missions is a big part of who we are at FFUMC. We strive to have a deep impact in our community. 

For a printable list that outlines the mission of each group we serve, service opportunities, and our FFUMC liaison for each organization, click here.

Local Outreach

Christmas Community Dinner

Provides a dinner, Christmas music, children's gifts and books, children's clothing, and a bag full of groceries to 300+ needy guests. You support this ministry financially, with the help of the Rita Hommel Endowment, individual contributions, and with 150+ volunteers.

Family Promise of Greater Knoxville

Provides shelter, meals, and comprehensive support to families without homes, enabling them to achieve sustainable independence. If you want to know more about Family Promise or Volunteering for Family Promise, here is a link to a short online training course. Or, contact Steve Krupski (sjktools@charter.net) or Jeff Cleveland (clevelandjt@icloud.com).

FISH of Knox County

Works to reduce hunger in our community by delivering bags of groceries to the needy who have no transportation.

LINUS Project

Provides security blankets for babies and children suffering from various sicknesses or have been traumatized and/or abused.

Loudon County Habitat for Humanity

Builds simple, decent, and affordable houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter.

Magnolia UMC "Blessing Bags"

We’re working with Magnolia Avenue UMC to help serve the East Knoxville community. One hands-on way you can serve is to help supply “Blessing Bags” which will be distributed to those in need who visit the free medical clinic at Magnolia every Monday. You can help by: 1) donating money for purchasing supplies; 2) providing some of the supplies; and/or 3) fill a gallon-size Ziploc with the following suggested items (it’s okay if you don’t have all the items): Toothbrush and small tube of toothpaste, Kleenex travel pack, Peanut butter cracker packs, Dental floss (individual flossers x 2), 8 oz. water bottle Small comb, Poncho, 2 band aids and 1 Neosporin pack, Tube of Chapstick, Hand sanitizer, Small pack of wet wipes, Granola Bar, Chicken salad/tuna cracker box snack, Can of soup with a pop tab top for easy opening, Plastic ware (these can be donated from take-out as well), Cheese dip with breadsticks snack, Soap, Shaving Cream/razors, Women’s feminine hygiene pads. For more information, email pointe_dancer18@hotmail.com. A drop box is available in the main hallway for completed bags.

Magnolia UMC Meals

As we continue to work with Magnolia Avenue UMC to help serve the East Knoxville Community, FFUMC volunteers provide a simple dinner/meal the first Sunday of every month. Please consider volunteering for one month. We serve 65-70 people, and you can use the church kitchen to make cooking in bulk easier, or divide and conquer at home (we can even provide a recipe if necessary). We also need 2-3 volunteers to serve the meal at Magnolia. For more information about volunteering to provide and/or serve a simple meal, email the church office at admin@ffumc.org.

Mission Trips- Youth and Adult/Family

Provides short-term mission trips for youth, adults, and families.

Mobile Pantry

Distributes a truckload of food (in partnership with Second Harvest) three times a year and distributes children’s clothing from UMW’s Wesley’s Attic ministry.

Morgan-Scott Project

Provides support for needy families in Morgan and Scott counties. You support this project financially and with volunteers for the Christmas toy drive.

Remote Area Medical Foundation

Serves low income, homeless, and indigent people with medical care in the USA, and around the world, with traveling medical teams.

Volunteer Ministry Center

Serves the working poor, indigent, and homeless people of Knox County. The center helps with job placement, education, and emergency shelter.

Additional Organizations we Support

  • Compassion International
  • Emerald Youth Foundation
  • Holston Home for Children
  • Turkey Missionaries
  • Red Bird Mission
  • Wesley House Community Center

12733 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37934

(865) 966-8430

Worship 10:30 AM