Local Missions and Community Resources

FUMC Bristol directs charitable giving to many local and global missions. Below are some links to local community resources for those in need.

Bristol Recovery Road

Bristol Recovery Road is a faith-based recovery program for women who have been released from jail, providing them a safe and healthy place to live, job training, and other basic needs until they are back on their feet again.

Bristol Emergency Food Pantry

BEFP is the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty through the region.  Their mission is to end hunger in Bristol by organizing food, information, and support for community survival and dignity.  The Pantry is open to anyone in need and issues vouchers from 1-3pm on all weekdays.  As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Pantry tackles the hunger issue head on.  First UMC provides two volunteers to work in the Food Pantry on the first Monday of each month. The church also provides donations of food products and monetary donations to support the mission.

Bristol Faith in Action

BFIA is a cooperative outreach ministry of the churches of Bristol and local community, formed to serve any  persons whose circumstance leave them with significant physical, social, emotional, or spiritual needs.

Haven of Rest Rescue Mission

The Haven of Rest Rescue Mission strives to help the homeless, hopeless, hungry, and needy of the Mountain Empire Region meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and clothing; their emotional needs by providing encouragement and self-worth; and their spiritual needs of forgiveness, peace, love, and freedom while learning to cope with life-challenging issues in a Christian environment.

Abuse Alternatives, Inc.

Servicing Bristol, TN/VA; Washington County, VA; Upper Sullivan County, TN, Providing quality services to the community so that all people might have a life free of domestic violence.

  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Outreach Advocacy
  • Support Groups
  • Community/Professional Education and Awareness
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • All services are FREE

Bristol Crisis Center

The Crisis Center is a non-profit agency which has provided support to our community for over 40 years. All services are free and confidential.

Healing Hands Health Center

Healing Hands Health Center provides services for our uninsured neighbors: medical care and much needed medications; dental care including exams, x-rays, cleanings, extractions, fillings, partials, and dentures; chiropractic care; eye exams and eyeglasses; counseling services.