The United Methodist Church is truly a global church. By belonging to the Watsonville First UMC, you are connected and participate in the global mission of the church. We give 10% of our income to support UM Global Mission and Connectional Ministries.
For 200 years Global Ministries has been the mission and humanitarian assistance agency for The United Methodist Church, and it currently facilitates mission in more than 130 countries, leading the church’s work in global health. Global Ministries includes the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), providing nonsectarian disaster response and sustainable development worldwide.
From everywhere to everywhere, the General Board of Global Ministries connects the church in mission. It sends and supports over 300 short- and long-term missionaries, including young adults; collaborates and engages with volunteers; participates in evangelizing and church planting through mission initiatives; addresses diseases of poverty and global health; and responds to natural and civil disasters. Global Ministries also provides ways and guidance for United Methodists to engage in mission in their communities through their local churches and support life-changing projects for which they have a passion.