Local Missions

We are called to be the hands and feet of Christ to our neighbors in need.

How to Get Involved Serving Christ

Through Bixby First United Methodist Church

Circle of Care

            Our United Methodist agency caring for children, teens, struggling single mothers, and foster parents:  Tahlequah Children’s Home, Boy’s Ranch in Gore, Pearl’s Hope in Sand Springs, and Preparation for Adult Living (PAL).   They are often looking for servants to do work around facilities or provide financial support.  To learn more, contact Diana Sample.

Restore Hope

            This is our United Methodist Agency in West Tulsa on Charles Page Blvd., that provides groceries and utility support to struggling families.  They also work with those who are about to become homeless, providing some rental support.  They are often looking for donations of money or food, and frequently need servants to come work in the food pantry area. 


Bixby Outreach Center

            This local ministry is funded by many local churches and businesses.  They provide groceries, clothing, school supplies, and occasionally utility support to the people of Bixby, Liberty, Mounds, Leonard, and Haskell.  They are often looking for servants to assist in the food pantry, the clothing area, or as intake counselors.  Half of our Loose Change Offering goes to the Bixby Outreach Center, to provide financial assistance to their work.


Operation Hope

            This ministry was created by Asbury UMC.  They provide transportation for adults who are leaving prison and moving into Exodus House.  They provide training for inmates and service dogs, which are then given to Veterans in need of a service dog.  They provide children’s books for the inmates to read aloud into a digital recorder, and then transfer their reading voice onto CD’s, and send the CD and the book to their children or grandchildren, so the child can hear their absent parent/grandparent each night before bedtime.  We have several in our church who have been given credentials to enter Oklahoma prisons to provide this ministry.  We also have several in our church who provide transportation for children to go visit their parents in prison and have a play date.  To learn more, contact Al Nordean.

Health Ministry

            We provide days for blood donations, and occasionally provide training in cardiac resuscitation, and the use of AED equipment.  To learn more, contact Susan Arenson.


Backpack Ministry

            We provide a weekend’s worth of food to approximately 30 homeless teens each weekend.  These are students at Bixby High School who have no family support, and no permanent address.  They float from home to home, sleeping on floors or couches, until their welcome is worn out and they move on.  These weekend supplies provide them nutrition when free school lunches are not available to them.  We have two teams who do the purchasing of specific, required items, and then fill the sacks and deliver them to the high school.  We can always utilize more servants in the packing and delivering portion of this ministry.  To learn more, contact Elaine Bostian or Rebecca Petty.