Mission Focus


Second Quarter Mission Focus: Design Outreach


The Problem: Unreliable, Inaccessible, Dirty Water

The Solution: LifePump . . . Safe, Reliable, Accessible Water

Warsaw FUMC is partnering with Design Outreach (DO) during the second quarter of 2023 to provide a LifePump for Mwalupanga, Malawi. Mwalupanga is a community of 1,750 people in northern Malawi along the border with Tanzania. Currently, their water source is the Songwe River, where they collect water for drinking, cooking and bathing. The task of gathering water from the river is both time-consuming and arduous. As the river is contaminated with bacteria that carry waterborne diseases, the water being collected is not safe to drink. During the dry season, even their contaminated river water becomes scarce. The people of Mwalupanga need safe, reliable, accessible water. They need a LifePump.

BONUS: When Design Outreach provides a LifePump to a community, they also partner with local churches, pastors and Gospel-focused organizations to share the hope of Living Water through Jesus Christ.
Visit DO’s website for more information: https://doutreach.org

Or check out or progress to raise funds here:  https://give.doutreach.org/team/444967

Donate online here and select the drop-down Fund:  MISSONS.  You can also drop off a check to the church with Design Outreach in the memo line.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated!

Community Kitchen & Closet

Community Kitchen Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Community Closet Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed 1st Wednesday)

The Community Kitchen and Closet has been relocated to hosting lunch inside!  Come join us at 179 S. Indiana Street.

First United Methodist Church has a long history of serving a soup kitchen out of the Fellowship Hall at our downtown campus.  For many years, that meal was served on the last two business days of each month.  In early 2009, we discerned a change in the needs of the community and began serving every Wednesday.  We have a number of other churches and community groups who partner with us to make these meals possible.

We are always looking for groups or individuals to partner with to help provide Wednesday lunches to those in the community who need them.  If you would like to participate, please contact the church office at office@warsawfumc.org.


The Community Closet was opened in the fall of 2009.  Items that are not covered by food stamps (toiletries and cleaning products) are offered as they are available. Contact the Church Office if you are interested in supporting this ministry with your time or donations. Cash donations may be made at the Church office.