First UMC, Pasadena, California
First United Methodist Church of Pasadena has served the San Gabriel Valley as a community church since 1875. Their emphasis is to create disciples of Jesus and meet the needs of their wide and diverse community, which includes people of all ages and all walks of life. The church’s mission is to transform the world and make disciples of Jesus Christ. They believe God’s love for the world is an active and engaged love—a love that seeks justice and liberty.
Foundry UMC, Washington, DC
Foundry is a historic, progressive United Methodist church that welcomes all, worships passionately, challenges the status quo, and seeks to transform the world through God’s love. Drawing upon long-established rituals and spiritualties, Foundry is innovative and pioneering in their efforts to be a place of positive change within Christianity, within our denomination, within themselves, and in the world.
Missionaries (In the US #982597; In the World #00779Z)
Missionaries witness and serve in dramatically different locales and cultures and engage in a range of professions and activities. They come from many places and backgrounds.
In more than 60 countries around the world, missionaries work as congregational and leadership developers, pastors, educators, regional coordinators for UMCOR, agriculturalists, health coordinators, and doctors.