First Church Mission Team
In the summer of 2014, First Church sent our first Volunteer in Mission group to Salud y Paz to help build a health clinic and we can’t wait to go back!
Interested in making a donation towards a future mission trip? Please designate your gift to Salud y Paz Mission Trip. Prefer to send a check? Please make checks payable to First United Methodist Church, directed to Salud y Paz Mission Trip. Mail donations to: First Church 180 Denny Way Seattle, WA 98109 attn: Eric Liljegren
What is Salud y Paz?
“Salud y Paz” translates to mean “Health and Peace.” As a mission program of the United Methodist Church it partners with congregations in the U.S. and also with the indigenous Methodist church of Guatemala. Salud y Paz volunteers provide medical and dental services to impoverished people of Guatemala, as well as preschool and feeding programs for indigent families. As a part of the UMC, the project is a designated Advance Special of the General Board of Global Ministries.
In 2010 the Church Council at First Church voted to allocate 10% of the funds from our Capital Campaign to a suitable mission project somewhere in the world. The goal has been to do more with our campaign than simply repay our mortgage and to make an impact somewhere in the world for people in genuine need.