Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM)
First United Methodist Church is one of eight downtown churches that established Ecumenical Social Ministries as a non-profit organization in 1982. At the time, each of these churches was involved in a social ministry to those in need in small ways. By collaborating, they have been able to provide financial, in-kind and volunteer resources to serve the most vulnerable.
Considered and outreach extension for the community, ESM responds to the emergency social service needs of low-income, homeless and unemployed individuals and families in Colorado Springs. In addition to our overall financial and volunteer support to ESM, our congregation also collects food items the first Sunday of each month for the Food Pantry program, and oversees First Fund. With the generosity of our members, First Funds collects ten of thousands of dollars yearly that are distribute by ESM, specifically for medical needs.
If you would like to volunteer for ESM, please fill out the Volunteer Sign-Up Form.