ServeAt First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, we believe that every Christian is to serve others as a natural response to the love Jesus shows us. We love and serve others because he first loves us.
There are many way to serve others. Every week there are service opportunities here at our church and in our community.
Beyond that, our Mission Team feels led to answer God’s call to serving others by following our theme verse: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” ~Acts 1:8 When Jesus spoke these words to his disciples, Jerusalem was the closest surrounding neighborhood and city, Judea was the surrounding area, Samaria was a close community, but with different culture, and the ends of the earth was, well, the ends of the earth! Today at First UMC Pasadena, we still rely on the power and love God gives us to reach out to our neighborhood and community, our surrounding state and areas within driving distance, those who live close by but are from different cultures, and travel to the ends of the earth!