Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

It is a wonderful opportunity to be in mission with God in God's mission field.  Whether it be in our local community, in our state, around our country, or out of the country, God can use each of our talents for the mission field. 

September Mission Project: HOPE Bags

As a church community, we are partnering with other churches to fill bags with food for those in need in our community.  The bags may be picked up at church throughout the month of September.  The food items to be place in the bags is below.  Filled bags can be returned to the church Monday through Friday from 8:00am-noon or on Sunday mornings.  The bags will be distributed to the community on Saturday October 14 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ from 3:00pm-6:00pm.  
2 cans of chunky soup
2 boxes of macaroni and cheese
1 canned stew
1 pasta noodles or egg noodles
1 spaghetti sauce
1 crackers (saltines, round, or graham)
2 peanut butter
1 jelly
1 box cold cereal
1 canned fruit
1 box peanut butter crackers
1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 can diced tomatoes
2 canned vegetables
2 cans of protein items (chicken, tuna, Spam, sausage; (only 2 cans, can mix and match, not 2 each)

October Mission Project:
Operation Christmas Child

Our mission project for the month of October will be to fill Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to be given to children around the world to understand the true love of Jesus. The boxes may be picked up at church and brought back Monday through Friday from 8:00am-noon or on Sunday morning during the worship service. These boxes will then be sent to the organization for distribution around the world.  Jesus called us to plant seeds of goodness and kindness. As an offering to God from you or your family, help us fill these shoeboxes to plant those seeds.

Local Missions

We have several different local mission projects we are supporting and encouraging you to be a part of.  From our local food pantry which helps serve those that are hungry, to our partnering with other churches such as the Presbyterian Church of Washington, MO to help with making meals for the Meals on Wheels program, we have opportunities for local missions.

Food Pantry

The food pantry is open Friday afternoons from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the church.  No background check is required.  

Interested in helping with the food pantry?  Click the link below to sign up to volunteer.  
If you are in need of food from our food pantry, please click the link below to go to our Assistance Page for more information on submitting a food pantry order.   

Maintenance Ministry

Do you have some basic home projects that you need assistance with such as changing batteries in smoke detectors, changing furnace filters, or other project?  We have a team that would be glad to help with those projects.  Reach out to the church office at 636-239-4477 or patty@firstwashmo.com to get started.  

Out of State Missions

We are involved with mission trips nearby and far away.  Trips are scheduled throughout the year and can include weekend long missions to week-long missions.  A mission team went to Alaska in 2019 and in 2023.  Stay tuned for future out-of-state mission opportunities.