First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora seeks to reach our community and its world with its love for God and other people.
First United Methodist Church
Monday, October 21, 2019
Loving God, Loving Others...since 1880
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In front of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora is a small replica of the sanctuary.  The doors open to reveal a slot to insert a prayer request.  Pens and paper is provided.  The prayer requests are prayed over by the church’s prayer team.  The prayer cottage was built in memory of Lena Howard, a long-time member of the congregation, and devoted person of prayer. 


Every worshiper is encouraged to serve in our congregation or in the community. 

Click here for our 2019 volunteer commitment options. 

Air Mobile Ministries - Sending formula to at-risk infants in Haiti
Barefoot Student Ministries:
     Served with Strong's Missions in Costa Rica
     Repaired homes for families in Georgia through Team Effort
     Prepared pre-packaged meals through Deliver the Difference
Blood donation - saving two lives with every donation
Carpenter’s House for Children - raising children from Haiti at a home in Leesburg
Children’s Home – offering residential care and foster care for at-risk kids 
            Fifth Sunday financial offering
            School supplies in August
            Christmas presents in November
Guardian Ad-Litem - working with children in the court system
Haven (Battered Women’s Shelter): Christmas presents, clothing, donations to their thrift shop
Habitat for Humanity

     Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Eustis.  They need weekday volunteers from then until November.  Register to volunteer at

Henderson Settlement - helping families in the Appalachia Mountains
Lake Cares: Feeding families in Mount Dora and the surrounding area
            Food donations and unused coupons
            Distribution center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center at 803 Florida Avenue on first and third Fridays
            Food collection twice each year
            Volunteers with food distribution and in the pantry
            Christmas party for the neighborhood children 
Lake County Schools - helping students in a variety of schools
Missionaries and mission efforts in Angola, Cuba, and Haiti through the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rafiki Foundation - supporting ten orphanages in Africa through volunteering at their retail store
Reach out to Haiti - sends used tennis balls to children
Scouting for Food in November - Cub Scout Pack 19 and Boy Scout Troop 19
Senior Center - Second and Fourth Tuesdays from 10:00 to 2:00
     at the M.L. King Jr. Center, 807 Florida Avenue in Mount Dora
Click here for details. 
Shoebox gifts for children in need through Operation Christmas Child
Singing Saints - singing weekly in local nursing homes
Triangle Elementary (our neighborhood school) - mentors for at-risk students
United Methodist Women:
            Red Bird Mission – Campbell’s Soup labels
            Health kits for UMCOR
            Teddy bears for Waterman Hospital and the Haven
            Blankets for the Linus Project
            Multiple other local and global projects
Vacation Bible School -  In the past, VBS has purchased library books for orphans in Africa, chickens for families in developing countries, and water wells in Angola.  In 2016, they created Blessing Bags to give to the homeless.  Click here for a Daily Commercial newspaper article about two sisters' response to the project. 
Vision India Ministries
Waterman Hospitals - volunteering in the hospital and providing golf cart transportation