Local Missions


This ministry is divided into two parts, a weekly breakfast on Saturday mornings that takes place at the Trinity Center.  Opening doors around 7am, relationships are build with those who do not have a permanent place to live while giving them a chance to get food they would otherwise be unable to have.  
One Thursday a month we join with other ministries from around the community to serve dinner to Panama City's homeless population.  Dinner and a short devotional are prepared and the event takes place at Carroll McCauley's office downtown.
If you would like to volunteer or have questions about this ministry, please contact Dr. Ted Wilson.


  • Open Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 9am-Noon
  • Located on the US-B98 side of the Community Life Center
  • Donations always excepted


This ministry is designed to provide a quick and convenient meal to those locally who may need something in a hurry.  By maintaining a stocked freezer full of casseroles and cooking instructions, we can minister to those families who need by providing these meals at a time when they cannot focus on cooking. 

Backpack Ministry

Every week, First United Methodist Church supplies 50 backpacks to surrounding schools. These backpacks are filled with food for children who are in need. Each Friday, the child is sent home with meals and snacks to eat over the weekend. This ministry works off of donations. Below are the items needed for the backpacks, if you would like to help the children in need.

Canned Ravioli and Pastas


Spaghetti O’s


Canned Soup                          

Peanut Butter Crackers

Vienna Sausages

Ind. Pretzels/ Goldfish

Ind. Macaroni and Cheese Cups 

Ind. Raisins

Ramen Noodles 

Hot Chocolate

Snack Pack Pudding 

Juice Boxes

Fruit Snacks

Applesauce/ Fruit Cups

Granola/ Breakfast Bars


Saturday Morning Breakfast Video

Agape Tree of Life Video

Backpack Buddies Video