Volunteers in Mission
Hands on Mission teams are sent from our church in conjunction with individuals throughout the Altoona area. Our local Altoona VIM organizes several trips throughout the year working both locally and regionally. This group hosts two trips in the spring and two in the fall. First UMC has a VIM scholarship to help with tuition and costs for these trips. First UMC also forms a group to travel to South Carolina in the summer to work with the PeeDee Indians (more info contact: Amy King). You can also connect to the Susquehanna Conference VIM to find still more areas and opportunities to serve God through short term mission projects.