Help us provide meaningful outreach beyond the walls of our church building.

As part of our commitment to be God’s people in the world, we provide and participate in a variety of local, regional and global outreach and mission opportunities. Individuals of all ages with a desire to serve others are welcome to participate in these ministries.

Clothes Closet

Provides gently used clothing to children and adults free of charge. The Clothes Closet is generally open the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. to Noon or by appointment. However, please check our Calendar of Events for up-to-date times/dates. We will also be open on the last Saturday of each month during the Hartford Community Lunch.  This lunch will be moving to our church in October 2018!  Approximate hours of operation on those Saturdays is 11:30am to 1 pm.

Donations can be made by contacting the church office: 262-673-3290
For more information or to volunteer contact Sue Schultz at

Food Pantry

Our on-site food pantry stocks a variety of non-perishable food items.

Contact the church office at 262-673-3290 or if you or someone you know is in need of food, if you have a donation, would like to volunteer or want more information.

Hartford Community Lunch

This meal is served at First United Methodist l Church in Hartford at 11:30 a.m. on the last Saturday of each month.
The meal is open to individuals of all ages and situations and provides an opportunity to feed both the body and the soul.
First United Methodist Church partners with other local congregations to serve and provide food for this meal.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Robin Pfotenhauer at 262-707-6864 or

Family Promise of Washington County

This nonprofit agency works with churches throughout the county to provide shelter, food and care to families in need.  First United Methodist Church hosts families about four times per year for a one week period. During the week of service, volunteers provide meals, fellowship and overnight support to those in need.

If you would like to volunteer contact Margaret Wilber at 262-224-8894 or
Additional information about this ministry is also available on their website:

Summerfield United Methodist Church (728 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee)

This congregation, provides a meal outreach program that serves Saturday dinner to the hungry and homeless in downtown Milwaukee. First United Methodist Church has been a partner in this ministry since it began and members of our congregation help to provide hospitality and food to those in need.

If you are interested in helping with food donations, food preparation and/or serving the meal, contact Carla Kramoris at 262-644-6207 or

First United Methodist Church will serve this ministry on the following dates in 2020:

  • April 18
  • August 22
  • October 24