Missions & Outreach

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

Matthew 25:40

At First UMC Cocoa Beach, we are called to serve our local community and larger world. The church does not exist for itself but to help people who are struggling as the hands and feet of Jesus. While we support many different ministries at home and abroad, we focus on feeding hungry people through our community food pantry and in partnership with Family Promise of Brevard. We also partner with One Body Global Ministries to help the poor in Nicaragua, and Pastor Mark leads surfing mission trips to El Salvador. 

Food Pantry

First UMC Cocoa Beach offers a community food pantry once a month for those needing some extra help to make ends meet. This ministry is supported by members of our congregation and generous partners in our community.
Our church partners with Family Promise to help families experiencing housing instability. A core belief in this program is that every child deserves a home! First UMC Cocoa Beach supports Family Promise by providing meals to families supported through this organization. We typically serve 6-8 times per year. If you would like to help, please complete the form below.


First UMC Cocoa Beach hosts mission trips to La Libertad, El Salvador, giving participants a chance to serve some of the most impoverished people in the area and surf some of the best waves in the world.  Partnering with local organizations like Hope House, groups share the love of God by purchasing and installing clean water filtration systems, offering medical services, delivering food, serving at a local orphanage, making repairs and improvements to public spaces and local homes, helping teach English skills, teaching surfing to kids as an alternative to street gangs, and supporting young adults who wish to attend college.    

One Body Global Ministries

One Body Global Ministries, Inc. (OBGM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization building community in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, Central America by providing access to education, vocation, and health-oriented programs that engage the community and enable them to reach higher standards of living, independently. This is accomplished through their Partnership for Education & Vocation, located in the village of Madroñal and other adjacent communities where they provide:
Because they focus on long-term relationships, OBGM is often called upon to aid with medical, food and spiritual needs. It is through all these efforts as the Body of Christ that we are all connected.
You can help by donating online, volunteering or providing in-kind professional skills to support OBGM administratively or with a specific project.

General Donation Link: https://obgm.kindful.com
General Website: https://obgm.org
Email: info@obgm.org
Telephone: +1-267-269-8765

Join Us In Mission

Serve as the hands and feet of Jesus in one of our mission and outreach ministries

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