Coppertop News

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.

Seven MN Earthkeepers working to transform the world

April 5, 2017

Seven Minnesota United Methodists who feel called to environmental justice and creation care were recently commissioned as Earthkeepers and have begun working on projects to transform their communities and the world. FUMC’s Naomi Yaeger shared this about her project.

The average plastic bag is used for 12 minutes just one time. This is one of many pieces of trivia that Yaeger knows firsthand, and reducing waste is an issue she feels strongly about.

Years ago, she was on the national United Methodist Women Green Team and gave talks in churches. Then in 2010, she planned a no-waste graduation party for her daughter and a no-waste family reunion for 75 people.

But it was while serving on the sustainability committee for Duluth’s annual Rhubarb Festival last summer that she came to an important realization: “I found that most people don’t know the difference between compost, recyclables, and waste—and I really enjoyed teaching people about it,” said Yaeger, a member of First UMC in Duluth. “I thought, ‘This is probably a ministry for me.’”

Yaeger’s project will involve teaching groups in her area how to have zero-waste events. Her motto: “Duluth doesn’t do it dirty.”

“God created the earth and all the plants and animals,” she said. “It’s everything on earth we need to protect.”