Whether sponsoring missionaries and missions throughout the world or collecting food for our local soup kitchen, First Newton reaches out to the world and the local community in our missionary efforts. 

The corner table

The Corner Table is a hunger ministry just half a block away from the church property that serves delicious & nutritious meals to anyone who is hungry. The Corner Table hosts a soup kitchen, a backpack program, and a frozen meal program. First United Methodist Church members volunteer, contribute financially, and supply meals every year to those in need. For more information, visit www.thecornertable.org.

Hunger Walk

The Eastern Catawba County Hunger Walk is a community event benefiting the Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, Inc. and The Corner Table Soup Kitchen. The goals of this three-mile walk are to raise funds for hunger relief efforts in eastern Catawba County and to raise awareness of the hunger issue in our community. Your participation will ensure ECCCM and The Corner Table can keep feeding the 20% of families living with food insecurity in eastern Catawba County. The Hunger Walk takes place on a Sunday afternoon in October.


Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries (ECCCM)

The Mission Statement of ECCCM is to bring together the resources of the Christian community to serve the people in need of crisis assistance, support and education, in response to God’s call. Church members volunteer and contribute financially to ECCCM. To learn more, visit www.ecccm.org.

Silver Bell Tree

At Christmas, members and friends of First United Methodist Church collect gifts for the elderly in Catawba County that are serviced by Social Services.

Christmas wishes

First United Methodist partners with a local service agency such as the Department of Social Services to provide Christmas gifts for several children and their families who are in need at the holidays Our youth go shopping for the gifts together and enjoy this small way of sharing love with their peers. 


Want to get plugged in to serve? Have ideas for new ways to serve? Contact Deacon Shannon LeMaster-Smith.