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Welcoming Greeters Needed!

May 6, 2019

Greeters are needed to welcome worshipers at each of our three entrances—the main front door, the east parking lot (larger one) door, and the west parking lot door. Individuals, families, and friends are all encouraged to volunteer for a Sunday or two. Please sign up in the Narthex using the sign-up sheets, call Marlys Wolden (728-3024), or contact Mike Donahue (879-3456 to sign up or with your questions.

UMC Dominican Republic Missionaries, the Graners, are Coming October 28!

October 14, 2019

Please join us as we welcome Ardell and Gordon (Gordy) Graner back for a visit on October 28. The Graners are missionaries FUMC has supported for a number of years. Following 23 years in Bolivia, they have now served in the Dominican Republic since April 2013. At this time they are in the US for a few months in order to visit half of their sponsoring congregations to thank and update us on their adventures.
This opportunity to welcome, thank, and hear from the Graners will take place on Monday, October 28, 5–7pm in Lakeview Social Hall. The gathering will include a potluck (so please bring a dish to share), informal social time, and a presentation by the Graners, followed by an open discussion including a question-and-answer session.
The Graners are engaged in a multi-faceted, robust ministry in the Dominican Republic, including a fascinating solar oven ministry. So come and learn about solar ovens from Ardell and get additional insights from Gordy, who, a few years ago, was writing a book titled “Why Lunatics Make Good Missionaries.” Do we suspect a sense of humor here? Come and find out for yourself.

Ruby’s Pantry

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 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.