This year for Advent, we will be giving to people by using the CHUM Food Shelf and Shelter. Pick up a basket and list of needed items in the church office. Each day, from December 1-24, put the designated item in your basket and pray the included prayer for the one who will receive it. You may instead choose to put money in an envelope into your basket and CHUM will purchase the items for you. By Christmas Eve, bring your basket back to church and put it in the front of the Sanctuary. You may choose to do this as an individual, as a family, or with a group of friends. Celebrate the joy of giving this season to those in need!
The music program at First UMC is initiating a Choral Scholar Program funded by the Carol Donahue Scholarship Fund. We expect the Choral Scholar to attend the choir’s weekly Wednesday rehearsals and sing with the choir for Sunday morning services, as well as special services. Depending on the Choral Scholar’s interests and abilities, there will be opportunities for them to lead sectional rehearsals, conduct selected anthems, lead vocal warm-ups and sing solos. They will be paid an honorarium of $100 per month. If you or someone you know might be interested in this opportunity, please have them contact Velda Bell at email@example.com or 218-727-5021. The Choral Scholar will be selected by Mike Goodlet and Velda Bell, with priority given to college students majoring in music.
~ Velda Graham Bell, Director of Music Ministries/Organist
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