Mission Focus

Fourth Quarter Mission Focus: Community Closet

FUMC’s Community Closet, located at the west end of Fellowship Hall, is the mission focus for the remainder of 2023. Since the fall of 2009, personal care and household items that cannot be purchased with SNAP funds have been made available to our neighbors in need on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed the first Wednesday of each month). The Closet volunteers consistently assist over 50 families – that’s well over 300 individuals! Your “mission” donations as well as a “noisy offering” (aka coin offering) made through your regular giving financially supports this ministry.

Please indicate “Closet” in the memo section of checks made payable to FUMC or on a separate line of your giving envelope.  Donate online here and select the drop-down Fund:  MISSONS.  You can also drop off a check to the church with Community Closet 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.