First Family is temporarily being published as an online only newsletter until we are able to safely allow our staff to return to the office. While there are most certainly disadvantages to not being able to distribute a physical First Family, the advantages of having it available on our website are numerous. April’s edition joins years of archived newsletters. They are always there and they are searchable. This editions had all the links activated—something we were never able to do with the print version.
Take look, share the link, bookmark the page. We grow stronger with adversity!
More information will be posted as it becomes available. Thanks for your understanding.
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.
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