Other Outreach Activities

Throughout the year, members give to special causes: Native American Sunday, UM Student Day, One Great Hour of Sharing, Peace with Justice, University of Nevada Campus Ministry. First Church also supports World Service mission projects, black colleges and the Africa University and various other outreach and mission funds through its connection with the larger United Methodist Church.

First Church uses its building as a resource to help the broader community. The building has housed everything from a tutoring program for Native American children to Sage Wind for young people recovering from substance abuse . . . from rehearsals of Nevada Opera and performances of Gothic North Theater to Great Basin Book Festivals.

Reno First United Methodist Church has been responsible for the birth of additional churches in Reno: Saint Paul's United Methodist Church in northwest Reno and South Reno United Methodist Church located on the Mount Rose Highway. Enthusiastic members of the church have helped to spawn a new ecumenical ministry in Reno's north valleys and helped install improvements to the United Methodist Camp outside of Austin, Nevada.

Reno First United Methodist Church has opened its heart to a Tongan language ministry that meets on Sunday at the church. (See information on Worship Services for times.)