Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer shawls have been made for centuries to represent the unconditional love of God. They wrap, enfold, surround, and comfort the recipients as a tangible symbol of love and care.
The stitchers meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am in the Fireside Lounge. Newcomers are always welcome. We have several simple knit and crochet patterns available. If you don’t knit or crochet but would like to participate in another way, donations of yarn are always welcome.
Completed shawls are available for anyone who might appreciate or need one. Recipients do not need to be FUMC members. If you would like to request a shawl for a friend or family member, please speak with Linda Wiig, MaryAnne Korsch, or Barbara Carlson.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
United Methodist Women seek to give women an opportunity, through work and study, to better the lives of women and children. Four circles meet monthly, and a monthly meeting brings all together with a special program or speaker. Each fall, UMW organizes the Coppertop Craft & Bake Sale; proceeds support local and global missions for women and children.
Supported by parish nurse Linda Wiig, the Health Ministry at FUMC supports the journey toward wholeness in the relationship of body, mind, and spirit. One favorite weekly ministry is the Faithfully Fit class at 9am Thursdays; another is communion for the homebound.
Prayer Chain prays as requested for church members, their families, and others who seek God’s healing and understanding love. To request a prayer, contact the parish nurse.
FUMC’s Prayer Team prays daily for the work of our church in this community, as well as the wider Church throughout the world. Each Sunday morning at 9:50 am the team meets for five minutes in the Three Brothers Chapel to pray for the worship service and all in attendance each week. You are most welcome to join us in prayer on any given Sunday.
Care Team visits and shares the comfort of the Christian faith with those in homes, nursing centers, and hospitals through listening, talking, and praying. The Congregational Care ministry also provides meals at times of emergencies and loss.
Lay Pastors minister to members who are ill, homebound, or in need.
Bring your Food Shelf items and place them in the shopping cart in the narthex. We are a drop-off site and regularly bring food to the Food Shelf. All items must be non-perishable (cans of soup, vegetables, boxes of cereal, muffin mixes, etc). This is an easy way to help our community members.