Current Service Opportunities during COVID-19

First Rowlett UMC is committed to serving our community during this challenging time. 

Join us as we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ.

  • Help Your Neighbor Fund

    Many of you have asked how you might make a financial difference in the lives of church members who are experiencing layoffs and residents who are having a difficult time paying bills. At this special time of need we would like to offer the opportunity of donating a portion of your economic stimulus check to our Help Your Neighbor Fund which helps us reach those families in need. You can donate online HERE and mark your donation for the Help Your Neighbor Fund or you can mail your donation to First Rowlett UMC, 4405 Main St, Rowlett, TX 75088. This is a wonderful way to bless those in need at this unique time. 

  • Weekend Food Ministry and Hope in Hand Food Pantry

    Please donate non-perishable food for our Weekend Food Ministry and the Hope in Hand Food Pantry. The need continues to grow and our supplies are low. Suggested items:

    • instant potatoes
    • canned soups
    • canned corn
    • boxes of macaroni and cheese
    • boxes of cereal
    • fruit cups
    • applesauce cups
    • canned chicken
    • canned pasta
    • granola bars
    • peanut butter crackers
    • peanut butter
    • jelly (in squeeze bottles, not glass)
    • boxes of crackers
    • dried beans
    • rice
    • soups

    Food may be dropped off on Sunday mornings. 

    If you are not able to bring items on Sunday morning, 

    please contact for alternative options.

    Together we can love God and our neighbors!

    For more information about service opportunities, contact Georgia Lee,

Ongoing Service Opportunities

  • Food Pantry Donations

    We support the Hope in Hands Food Pantry at First Christian Church in Rowlett. Current food items needed include:

    • Peanut butter and jelly
    • Hamburger Helper
    • Boxed mashed potatoes
    • Crackers
    • Canned meat and soup
    • Monetary donations are needed and welcome as well. 
    Bring your donations to the Missions closet in the church lobby.

  • Weekend Backpack Food Program

    We assist over 150 GISD students each week who need food to eat over the weekend. We currently have urgent needs for:

    • Boxes of cereal
    • Squeezable jelly
    • Snack items
    • Soup
    • Fruit cups
    • Macaroni and cheese
    Bring your donations to the Missions closet in the church lobby.

  • ZOE Ministries - our African mission outreach

    Our church has supported ZOE Empowers for the past nine years and we have committed to support them again for another three.

    ZOE is a three-year program that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome poverty and become fully self-reliant. Active in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, and India, ZOE has nearly 28,000 children currently enrolled. ZOE’s unique approach to empowerment:

    Locally-based: Zoe employs all indigenous staff to implement the program in each country.

    Comprehensive: Children are connected together in groups of 60-80.

    Child-led: Through ZOE, children take the lead in their own journey out of poverty.

    To learn more about ZOE Empowers: 

  • One+One Reading Program

    Our Bishop, Mike McKee, has challenged each congregation in the conference to have at least 10% of our worshiping congregation involved in this program. We are joining with churches across the North Texas Conference by working in partnership with Rowlett and Stephens Elementary.

    Each volunteer spends one hour a week at the school reading with children, tutoring, and mentoring, building relationships with children and with the school.


    If God is leading you to make a difference in the life of a child, check out this video or email Nancy Bowdre for more information.

  • Door Greeters

    Looking for a great way to get involved? Become a greeter on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in helping, email Kim Bonar.

  • Seasonal Opportunities

    Short-term serving opportunities for helping others in need:

    • Easter Baskets
    • Thanksgiving Meals
    • Reindeer Project
    • Angel Tree
    • School Supplies
    • Relay for Life
    • Blood Drives
  • Christian Art Wall

    Serve the members of our congregation by sharing your artwork on the art wall by the Worship Center. Contact Tracy Englert for information on our current showings. 

  • Get Plugged In

    New to the church? Or just want to get more involved? 

    Contact Nathan Presley who can answer any questions you may have about serving or getting involved in a Life Group.