Risk-Taking Mission & Service

The Congregational Practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Service

Mission and Service refers to the projects, efforts, and work people do to make a positive difference in the lives of others for the purposes of Christ, whether or not they will ever become part of the community of faith.  Risk-takingpushes us out of our comfort zone, stretching us beyond service to people we already know, exposing us to people, situations, and needs that we would never ordinarily encounter apart from our deliberate intention to serve Christ.   Congregations who practice Risk-taking Mission and Service offer endless opportunities for people to make a difference in lives of others through service projects, volunteer opportunities, and mission initiatives. 

The Personal Practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Service

The personal practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Service involves offering ourselves in purposeful service to others in need, making a positive difference even at significant personal cost and inconvenience to our own lives. We offer ourselves, our gifts and abilities and passions, to God so God can use us to transform the world by relieving suffering.   We serve. (www.fivepractices.org)


Friendship Feast - the Friendship Feast in Ponca City provides a free meal Monday - Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at First Christian Church. Albright provides the meal on the fourth Tuesday of every month. 

Food and Emergency Aid - We provide food on a monthly basis to the New Emergency Resource Agency at 112 S First St.  Albright UMC maintains a Blessing Box on the west side of the church with food and personal care items.

Parish Nurse -  position open

The Child Development Center - We support with our finances and volunteer work this important ministry to children in our community. If you would like to read to a child or do other volunteer work, please phone 765-7532,

Cookson Hills - We support the work of Cookson Hills Center United Methodist Mission, a mission project to the Cherokee Indians in Cookson Hills, Oklahoma. Their programs include a thrift shop, craft shop, cottage industries, food-cooperative, day care, summer work camps, counseling and health programs, special projects and other programs that focus on child and health education issues.  For more information, check out Cookson Hills.

Connectional Giving (apportionments) - We fully support the United Methodist Church's concept of being a connectional church. Together, with all the United Methodist Churches around the world, we can do far more for the Kingdom of God than we could ever do alone. We support the work of the General Church and the Oklahoma Conference, the work of the Northern Prairie District (including the campus ministries at Oklahoma State University and Northern Oklahoma College) and Rev. Kristen Brown, a General Board of Global Ministries missionary assigned to Israel/Palestine. 


For more information about volunteer opportunities in Oklahoma, in the US, or around the world, check out Volunteers in Mission.

You can read about missions in the United Methodist Church by reading the Response or New World Outlook magazines online.  

For more information about global missions and work of justice and peace in the our world, check out the General Boards of Global Ministry and Church and Society