Matthew 25


Free Fellowship Meal

“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me” 

Matthew 25:40 NIV

First United Methodist Church

304 W. Second St.

Washington, NC   27889

What is Offered

A fellowship meal free to all

The second Saturday of each month


First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

200 block of Van Norden Street

Washington, NC   27889

Other Free Services

Lunch bags for Zion Shelter

Hygiene items

Children’s books, magazines, devotionals

Warm clothing during winter months


Devotion and prayer time led by local pastors

Individual prayer upon request

Musical entertainment

Mission Statement

Matthew 25 is a ministry of First United Methodist Church based on Matthew 25:35-40.   The mission is to improve the quality of life for “the least of these” by offering free fellowship meals, essential supplies, and by sharing the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.


The Matthew 25 ministry is an active mission of First United Methodist Church, Washington NC, serving those in need in our community. The ministry served the first meal on July 12, 2014, feeding approximately 35 people. Over 600 meals were served the first year.   As the ministry has grown, other services have been included as the needs were identified.   On one Saturday each month since July, 2014, volunteers have welcomed guests to share a meal and enjoy a time of fellowship.


To follow Jesus’s commandment as stated in

       Matthew 25:35-40

No one in Washington will go hungry.

Basic personal needs will be met.

All will hear of the love of Jesus Christ.

To continue to identity community needs

To partner with other churches and civic

       Organizations in this endeavor.

How to be Involved

Join or provide a cook team

Provide toiletry supplies:

  •      Travel size shampoos and soaps,
  •      deodorants, disposable razors, combs,
  •      toothpaste and brushes, travel size
  •      wipes
  •      Warm clothing and blankets: Oct. thru Feb

Be a greeter

Provide musical talent during meal

Decorate and set-up on Friday afternoon

Donate food

Monetary gifts are welcome and tax deductible.

Pray for the ministry

Who Can be Participate

  • Civic Organizations
  • School groups
  • Church youth groups
  • Scout troops
  • Individuals
  • Restaurants

We welcome and encourage

the ecumenical community to join us

in the support of this ministry.

Speakers are available to provide a program for your organization.

For more information or to become involved


First United Methodist Church