February 17, 2020
Start saving your gently used but no longer needed items for the Church Rummage Sale, on Saturday, May 2. (No adult clothing, mattresses and box springs, textbooks or electronics, please!) All items must be clean and in good condition. You may bring things to church beginning after worship on April 26 and throughout that week. People are needed during the week to receive and arrange donated items, and on Friday and Saturday to help with the sale and check out. At least 4 pickup trucks and/or trailers will be needed late Saturday afternoon. To volunteer for the sale, contact Anita Zager at email@example.com.
December 28, 2019
Starting January 5, every communion Sunday (typically the first Sunday of the month) we are asking you to bring a donation of food (or monetary donation) for the CHUM Food Shelf. That way when we come to the communion table to be fed spiritually, we are also feeding others who are physically hungry. The food shelf cart will be available for donations. If you make a financial donation, please note “food shelf” in the check memo or envelope, and make checks out to FUMC. Thank you for loving our neighbors in need.
August 29, 2019
Drivers are needed on Sunday mornings to help bring people to church who are unable to drive themselves. Drivers are scheduled to drive one Sunday per month and work in teams of two drivers each week. This is a service opportunity that is greatly appreciated. Contact Karl Lindgren (218-732-6334, firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the church office, 218-727-5021.
May 1, 2019
Third Thursday of the month
Food for all who need to stretch their food dollars:
Click here to read KBJR’s article of January 17 distribution.
Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop has been distributing food at First United Methodist, the Coppertop Church at 230 East Skyline Parkway, on the third Thursday of every month since 2010. Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop is a community partner of Ruby’s Pantry. There are no income guidelines and anyone may participate.
For a $20 donation (cash only; checks and EBT cards cannot be accepted), participants receive approximately two large boxes of food. Please bring your own boxes — laundry baskets work very well.
Contents of a share vary depending upon what food is available to Ruby’s Pantry at the time; some typical items are listed below. We often post information about food items at facebook.com/rubyspantrycoppertop on distribution day.
Food distribution at FUMC is on the third Thursday of every month, with registration from 4 to 6:30pm and distribution beginning at about 5:15 and continuing until the distribution ends at about 6:45pm.
Give an hour or more, anytime between 3 and 8 pm. Choose a task: welcome, traffic control, unloading truck, food repackaging, food distribution, carry-out helper, box recycling, clean-up. It’s easy and fun!
Volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please call First Methodist Church at 727-5021.