Each year the First United Methodist Church awards scholarships to graduating seniors. The awards are given to students based on their service to the church and their community. Join us Sunday, May 19 as we honor our scholarship recipients.
Mars and Beyond Vacation Bible School!
Explore where God's power can take you! Sunday, June 2 – Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. We start each night with a meal together. After dinner, we will have activities for children 3 years - 6th grade, including games, crafts and Bible stories. Adults stay in the Social Hall with Pastor Charles for an interactive study. This is a week you are not going to want to miss. Cost is only $5 per child for a T-Shirt. Online registration now available.
There are many ways to serve your church and give back some of the joy received when one attends regularly and is involved in Christian fellowship. Whether teaching Sunday School, serving occasionally as liturgist or providing flowers for the alter, each one of us has the opportunity to contribute.
Listed below are the names and descriptions of some of the jobs that help our church run smoothly. If you are looking for an opportunity to give back to the church and our Christian community, this is a good place for ideas.
Liturgist - Read scripture during worship
Greeter- Greet folks as they arrive at church
Usher - Hand out bulletins and take offering
Acolyte - 5th-8th grade students light alter candles and post cross
Fellowship Host - Serve cookies and coffee after worship
Sexton - Help lock/unlock the church facility
Nursery Attendant - 7th grade and up assist our Nursery Supervisor
Sound Technician - Work our sound board during worship
Sunday School Teacher - Help our children learn more about God
Leader for a Youth Group - Provide a safe, fun learning space for youth
Choir - Sings during worship
Handbell Choir - Play quarterly in worship
Few things say as much about a congregation as a warm smile and a friendly welcome for folks as they come to church on Sunday morning. It really is essential to who we are as a church family!
Now our Welcome Team is seeking new greeters to assist those who are already providing a hearty welcome at our worship services. If you have never considered being a greeter, now is a great time to come on board. It’s a wonderful way to meet people, and to put names with faces. There’s no need to know everyone’s name ahead of time. In fact, greeting provides a structured way to say “hello.” It’s also a great family activity, and the Welcome Team will teach you everything you need to know.
We’re now taking sign ups for new greeters. Speak to Priscilla Faria or Ruth Terry sometime in the next few weeks to be part of our new rotation. Or simply call the church office (668-3000) and say “I’d like to be a greeter!” We’ll say to you, what we hope to say to every attender on Sunday morning: “It’s great to have you with us!”
Sound and Video Opportunity
Are you interested in learning something new? Do you want to have our own reserved seat In church? Consider becoming part of the sound and video team. Advance training, tutoring and on-the-job training all cheerfully provided. If you are interested in seeing what this is all about, please leave a message with the church office at: 209-668-3000.