Coppertop News

Summer Parking Lot Concerts at the Coppertop

May 28, 2021

Concerts featuring:
• The UMD Faculty Brass Quintet, June 16, 6:30pm
• The Randy Lee Jazz Combo, July 28, 6:30pm
• Acoustic Ingeborg, August 18, 6:30pm
        Open to all    Freewill Donation

This summer we have arranged for a monthly series of outdoor concerts in our parking lot. All concerts will occur on Wednesdays at 6:30pm with food available from Paul Sapyta’s “Room at the Table” Food Truck. Paul will serve his regular menu all afternoon, with a special menu beginning at 6:00pm.

The first concert is on June 16 and features the UMD Faculty Brass Quintet, which includes Stacy Carolan on trumpet and Derek Bromme on trombone, two musicians who play often at FUMC. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed to Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30pm.

The July 28 concert (rain-date, July 29) will feature the Randy Lee Jazz Combo, with guests.

The August 18 (rain-date) August 25) brings us Acoustic Ingeborg, better known at FUMC and Hillside UMC as Emma Rustan, folk songwriter.

Don’t miss these opportunities to hear fabulous music, enjoy tasty food provided by Room at the Table, appreciate the beautiful view of Lake Superior, and enjoy each other’s company. 

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.