How Do I Meet People?

First United Methodist Church is a place for everyone.  Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at First United Methodist Church.

Children and Families

Children’s Ministry has put a great emphasis on implementing good programs and engaging dedicated teachers and volunteers to lead them. We know if we connect with these young families and nurture them early on, than they will have the desire to be a part of our church family. We realize that as we nurture children we must also provide ways to nurture the family in their faith growth. Much prayer, thought and energy has gone into the planning of activities and programs this year to meet the new needs of our growing church.

Youth Ministry

IMPACT is the youth ministry of First United Methodist Church.  We exist to help students encounter Jesus, grow together, and make an IMPACT on their world.  We are here to help you connect with Jesus, with friends, and with the local church. We offer a rich program of activities and events for students to deepen their faith, form relationships with other Christian teens and adults, and serve the church and community.  Click here to find out more about how to get involved with IMPACT.

The United Methodist Women

The women’s organization of FUMC shares its gift of God with others through missions. Their purpose is to grow in their understanding of God to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and expand concepts of mission through a willingness to participate in the global ministries of the church.
The unit consists of four individual circles meeting once a month, two of which have night meetings and two with daytime meetings. The unit meets the first Monday of the months of January, March, May, September, and November. The May meeting is an evening meeting with a covered dish dinner.
The program is based around four missions: Spiritual Growth, Outreach and Nurture, Social Actions, Education and Interpretation.
A few channels of undesignated giving are: World Thanks Offering, Prayer and Self Denial, World Day of Prayer, Reading Programs, Gifts in Memory and Special Recognition. Some local missions include: Shoe Fund, RAM House, Church Women United, Trinity Church Project, Bethany Hall, and Camp Alta Mons Scholarships. The individual circles have mission projects of their own choosing.

The United Methodist Men

This men’s organization of FUMC has its regular meetings on the third Monday evening each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A catered meal is usually followed by a period of devotions and a program or outing. Spiritual enrichment is one of our main goals.
Our group awards two 1,000 scholarships to two high school seniors in our church and two $250 scholarships to the Church’s Pre-school. We support our scouting effort, Camp Alta Mons and various projects in our Church. As no dues are charged, our funds are raised by a Chicken BBQ in the Spring, a Pulled Pork BBQ in the Fall and voluntary contributions from members.
We are dedicated to enriching the spiritual life of the men in our Church and our hope is to make a positive difference in our Church and our community.

Over 50’s

The Home Touch Ministry focuses on our senior members who are no longer able to physically attend our worship services.  These members live in care facilities, nursing homes, and retirement centers.  The Home Touch ministry is a team of caring individuals who have a passion to visit these members in their homes, pray with them, read Scripture to them, and just love them and let them know that their church has not forgotten about them.  If you would like to know more about this wonderful opportunity to serve please contact Rev. Bobby J. Pickle @ 540-389-5459