Upcoming Trips


June 17-24, 2023 | Family Trip

The annual family trip will travel to Guatemala to work with our Faith Promise Partner, Hannah Nadeau, at Escuela Integrada in Antigua. This trip is open to all ages and the cost is $1500. Click here to learn more about Escuela Integrada and GRACES.


July 14-22, 2023 | Youth Trip

Our Firsties Youth will also be traveling to Guatemala this summer for Field Focus, our advanced youth mission trip. Click here to learn more about Field Focus. Click here to learn more about Escuela Integrada and GRACES.

Faith Promise

What is Faith Promise?
A Faith Promise is a personal commitment, made in faith, for global outreach. When we make this commitment, we say, “By faith I commit to give a certain amount of money, and I trust God to enable me to fulfill this commitment.” Faith Promise money is given above and beyond a regular tithe to the church budget.
How do I make a Faith Promise?
  1. Pray and ask the Lord what he would have you give!
  2. Commit yourself by faith to give a specific amount for global mission, trusting God to provide.
  3. Look for God-sightings in your Faith Promise and share your story with others.
  4. Be faithful to give what God has provided.
Where does Faith Promise money go?
Faith Promise money is used to support our global partners and ministry partnerships, allowing us to put resources into sharing the message of Christ in our own community and around the world. It is also utilized for Volunteer In Mission teams and missionary care throughout the year. 

Our Global Partners

Our Friends | North Africa
Mathews & Rachel | India
Verghese & Hildegard | Sri Lanka
The Moses Family | India
Patrick & Melenda | Papua New Guinea
Craig & Kara | Global
Lauren & Kevin | Guatemala
Gary & Cheryl | Honduras
Hannah & Frosty | Guatemala
Jose & Audrey | Mexico
Our Friend | Central Asia
Bob & Teri | Spain
Our Friend | Middle East
Terry & Mary | USA
The Herold Family | Peru

Escuela Integrada (Guatemala)

First Methodist has worked with the school of Escuela Integrada in the city of Antigua, Guatemala, for many years. The school and education are based on Christian values that provide excellent opportunities for the students and families to grow in knowledge, life skills, and Christian faith. First Methodist is privileged to stand alongside this ministry in many ways: financially, prayerfully, with child sponsorship, and with ongoing relationships with family and staff. 
GRACES' primary project is a school in Guatemala. Escuela Integrada de Niños Trabajadores, which means “Integrated School for the Working Children,” was started in 2003 to provide accessible education for children subjected to labor because of dire circumstances. The school serves more than 200 students in the surrounding villages of Antigua, Guatemala.
Our Mission
To provide holistic educational opportunities through physical, emotional and spiritual support for children living in extreme poverty in Guatemala.
Our Vision
To improve the lives of our students by overcoming generational poverty, child labor and violence and empowering them to live a life of hope, purpose, and opportunity, sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

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