2024 Mission RBM

2024 Mission Focus: Red Bird Mission

Red Bird Mission (Beverly, KY) serves its local community through home repairs, food ministries, a medical clinic, pre-K – 12th Grade school, used clothing store and more. Serving the three most impoverished counties in Kentucky, Red Bird Mission needs to update its work van fleet in order to continue its mission. 

First United Methodist Church – Brighton Campus has supported Red Bird Mission with work teams traveling to Kentucky since 2010. We’ve contributed to 36 home repairs. The need for additional help is greater than ever as their aging vans are no longer serviceable.

We’re leading the efforts in Michigan to help update their fleet with pre-owned work vans through monetary and in-kind donations. Your donations will help Red Bird Mission continue to respond to the needs of the community with resources, aid and love. 

Monetary donations are encouraged online, by mail or the Sunday offering (please designate your gift to Red Bird Van).

You may donate a used vehicle (or if you know someone who may want to donate a used 12-passenger van). Contact Jeff Knop, jlknop@sbcglobal.net.

Children’s Book Exchange

First United Methodist Church-Brighton Campus 400 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI, United States

Do you have new or gently used children's books you are ready to pass along? Please donate new or gently used children's books to the... read more

Habitat Volunteer Build

Habitat - Good News Group 345 Firwood St., Ypsilanti, United States

Help the Good News Group and Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley build an Ypsilanti home for a local family in need of safe, stable and... read more

Scrap Metal Drive

First United Methodist Church-Brighton Campus 400 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI, United States

The Red Bird Mission Team will collect your scrap metal Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Brighton Campus. Save your metallic household items for this fundraiser!... read more

Spaghetti Dinner

First United Methodist Church-Whitmore Lake Campus 9318 Main, Whitmore Lake, MI

Help build homes through Habitat for Humanity just by eating spaghetti! A delicious way to support a great cause. Menu includes spaghetti with marinara or meat... read more


Red Bird Mission Trip

Red Bird Mission Dorm Road, Queendale, United States

The Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky serves the physical, educational and spiritual needs of Appalachia. Red Bird Mission is a ministry of the United... read more


Local Missions

Bedding Ministry

Bedding Ministry A Community Resource of Love INC Accepting Donations of New and Used Bedding Can you help stock the bedding closet? Donations of sheets,... read more

Cass Community

Cass Community Social Services Detroit, Michigan Saturday Missions Cass Community Social Services (www.casscommunity.org) fights poverty and creates opportunity in the city of Detroit. The agency... read more

Community Connect

Community Connect Livingston Country Outreach Annual Sock Drive  January - February 2025 Community Connect helps those in Livingston County who are struggling. Socks are a much needed... read more

Community Outreach

Mill Pond Manor Outreach As disciples of Jesus Christ we want to be in relationship with the community. Volunteers find creative ways to support and... read more

Fish & Loaves Community Dinner

Community Meals Fish and Loaves is a free community meal in Brighton provided by local churches. First UMC - Brighton Campus hosts the dine-in meal... read more

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity - Good News Group Habitat Volunteers in Action First UMC Build Dates 2024 Friday, June 7 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm... read more

Hope’s Closet

Clothing and Essentials for Children in Foster Care Brighton, Michigan Hopes Closet provides for immediate needs of Livingston County foster families who take in children... read more

NOAH Lunches

The NOAH Project Bag Lunch Program Several times a year church volunteers create  lunches for the NOAH Project at Central United Methodist Church (Detroit). NOAH... read more

St Andrews

The Breakfast Program at St Andrews First United Methodist Church provides volunteers for the Breakfast Program at St. Andrews in Ann Arbor. The Breakfast Program at... read more

VINA Community Dental Center

Meeting the Dental Needs of Our Community Livingston Country Outreach 2021 Mission Focus The VINA Community Dental Center is one of many inspiring ministries at... read more

Food Bank Collections

First United Methodist Church collects food monthly for local food banks. At the Brighton Campus food donations are collected in the grocery cart in the Community Room. Donations are shared with Gleaners. At the Whitmore Lake Campus food donations are shared with Northfield Human Services.

Love INC Gas Vouchers

First United Methodist Church provides gas vouchers to residents of Livingston County that have been referred to First United Methodist Church through Love in The Name of Christ (Love INC).  Please call Love INC at (517) 552-3620 for assistance.

The Torch, Torch 180

The Torch is a nonprofit organization that utilizes a mobile food truck to bring 100% free, freshly prepared healthy meals to our neighbors in need in Livingston County.

Torch 180, a cafe and coffee shop in Fowlerville, provides inclusive opportunities for effective vocational training, soft skills, and work experience for individuals with disadvantages.

Contact Mary Kushner

Hungry? Local Restaurant Outreach

We’ve partnered with Greecian Island restaurant in Brighton to help feed hungry people. Donations to the “Hungry?” local restaurant outreach program provide a free meal to those unable to purchase a meal (up to $10). Your gifts go directly to fund this ministry. Give online. Contact Joe Cunningham.

Since March 29, 2023 we have served 161 meals for $1216.18 @ $7.55 per meal (through the end of 2023).


National Missions

Men’s ASP

Appalachia Service Project Annual Outreach to Jonesville, VA Appalachia Service Project (ASP) for Men Men’s ASP is an annual four-day weekend trip to Appalachia to... read more

Red Bird Mission

Red Bird Mission Team Annual Outreach to Beverly, Kentucky Red Bird Mission Team and Fundraisers The Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky, serves the physical,... read more

Church & Society

Living FAITH, Seeking JUSTICE, Pursuing PEACE

Native American Ministries Sunday (third Sunday of Easter) nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.


International Missions

Days for Girls

Supporting Girls and Women Around the World Days for Girls is an international movement and organization to increase access to menstrual care and education by... read more

Rio Bravo Mission

Mission to Manos Juntas Annual Outreach to Rio Bravo, Mexico in partnership with Highland United Methodist Church Rio Bravo Team and Fundraisers As a Volunteer... read more

UMCOR Sunday (fourth Sunday in Lent) Previously known as One Great Hour Of Sharing, this Sunday enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace.

Human Relations Day (Sunday before the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday) strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.

Peace With Justice Sunday (first Sunday after Pentecost) enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.

World Communion Sunday (first Sunday of October) provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and international

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