December 28, 2019
On Sunday, February 23, immediately following worship, we will have our annual church conference meeting for the following purposes:
• Deal with membership rolls
• Receive a financial update
• Approve candidates for ordained ministry
• Elect leadership
• Update on the current situation in the UMC
This meeting will take about an hour. It is of interest to members and friends of the congregation. Everyone has a voice—members have a voice and a vote. A nursery will be available for children.
December 9, 2019
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!
November 23, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Click for complete information: Choral Scholar Program
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.