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local partners


Austin Street Center in downtown Dallas provides emergency shelter and related services to the homeless in a compassionate, faith-based community.

This includes 'whole person' therapeutic programs that better equip those in need to make responsible choices and develop economic self-sufficiency.

Once each quarter, members and friends of First United Methodist Garland travel to Austin Street Center on a Sunday morning to serve breakfast to the homeless.


Garland Area Habitat for Humanity partners with local individuals and organizations to provide safe, affordable, energy-efficient homes for low-income families in the Greater Garland area.


Hope Clinic exists to share the love of Jesus Christ by partnering with the local community to provide the underserved population with primary health care and resources for healthy living.

First United Methodist Garland provides financial support.


Since 1961, LIFT has enhanced lives and strengthened the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex by helping adults learn to read.

First United Methodist Garland supports LIFT by providing classroom space.


Project Transformation

Casa Linda, Pleasant Mound - Urban Park United Methodist Churches

Annual summer (June, July) opportunities to encourage children thru reading. Also to support college interns as they lead children in Christian community, programming and academic skills development.


The ROC (Re'creation Outreach Center) helps reach the unreached with a Christ-centered message of love, forgiveness and hope via a variety of ministries, including a food pantry, job search assistance, pregnancy counseling and support, and much more.

First United Methodist Garland provides food, financial and other support to the ROC.


Dirty water threatens lives and destroys livelihoods on a devastating scale. The goal of Running 4 Clean Water is to help provide clean, safe drinking water around the world.

Proceeds from this annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run go to Seven Hills Global Outreach and Zion Ministries for the purpose of building water wells.

Sponsors include First United Methodist Church, New World United Methodist Church, Axe Memorial United Methodist Church, Buckingham United Methodist Church and Lifewell Church of Garland and the Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) in Richardson.


More than just a coffee house with a bold heart for Dallas, Union is a home for a community of leaders to launch exciting

ideas that cause change in our city - and the world.

Formerly located near SMU, Union is relocating - to 4505 Gaston in old east Dallas and to the old parsonage of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church at the corner of Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn.

First United Methodist Garland provides financial support.


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