Coppertop News

First Family—Printed and Online

April 4, 2020

First Family, FUMC’s monthly newsletter, is both published online and delivered to your homes. September’s First Family will join years of archived newsletters on this website. They are always there and they are searchable. We have also decided to activate all the links within First Family to allow you to simply click to bring you directly to websites and email addresses.

Take a look, share the link, bookmark the page, or download to have on your computer if you wish. If you, or someone you know, would like to have First Family delivered, please email


Fall Roast Beef Dinner 10/7/21

March 8, 2020

Save the Date!
This year’s Fall Roast Beef Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 7, 4:30-6:30pm

We need your help volunteering. Please click on the link below for volunteer opportunities and to view the full Roast Beef Dinner poster. Please feel free to post it on your own social media platforms.
Volunteer Signup Form

Roast Beef Dinner Poster
Click to view or share full size poster

Sign up to volunteer: or call church office at 218-727-5021

Due to COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:
• The dinner will be 100% DRIVE-THROUGH!
• We will not be making chocolate chip cookies or cutting apples. (Apples will come precut from supplier.)
• Masks and gloves will need to be worn when in the church building.
• Food is only allowed to be eaten outside or in cars (not in the building).
• Tickets will not be sold in advance.
•Volunteers sign up online at this link:
or call church office (218) 727-5021.

Opportunities to Help:
Wednesday, October 6, 9am-noon—Apple Crisp Day
• Bake apple crisp
• Put foil in to-go containers

Thursday, October 7, all day—Dinner Day
7:30-10:30am – trim beef, prepare coleslaw, wash dishes
10:30-4:00pm – wash dishes, put rolls in bags, prepare drive-through outside, and help where needed
1-4:00pm – cut apple crisp and put in to-go containers
2-6:30pm – meat cutter, potato maker, gravy maker, corn maker, dishwashers
3:30-5:30pm – deliver meals
3:30-5:30pm – serving line crew-1st shift
5:30-7:30pm – serving line crew-2nd shift
3:30-6:30pm – directing traffic
3:45-6:30pm – drive-through order takers, car delivery volunteers, and youth runners
4:00-6:30pm – dishwashers
6:30-8:30pm – dishwashers
6:30-8:30pm – cleanup crews: kitchen, drive-through serving area inside & outside, volunteer room, roast beef dinner closet organization If you show up at different times, we will find a job for you!

Other Ways to Help:
• Flyers—post flyers around your work (available at church office)
• Facebook/email/word of mouth—invite friends to dinner via Facebook, email, word of mouth
• Prayers—pray for a God-filled successful event

This is a fundraiser. Please purchase a meal before or after your shift. (Youth volunteers enjoy the dinner compliments of FUMC)
Something for everyone—ALL ages can participate!
All volunteers: please park in the east parking lot (the daycare side of the building).

Thank you! Cindy Hedlund, 218-348-2634 (text or call)
or email at or call the church office at 218 727-5021.

Ruby’s Pantry

May 1, 2019

Third Thursday of the month

Food for all who need to stretch their food dollars:

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 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.

For Volunteers:

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.