First United Methodist Church
Friday, September 30, 2016
FEED THE NEED Putting our faith into motion by feeding the body, mind and soul

Announcements and Upcoming Events



 Financial Peace University

What a difference 9 weeks can make.   After leading two Financial Peace University (FPU) classes I am continually surprised at how eye opening this experience has been.  Yes it is the middle of summer and soon we will be back in the throws of the busy fall.  Fall is another great time to organize your finances.  You might be thinking “Well, I make good money, but I still struggle to make my bills or wonder why I can’t  give more money to the church?  FPU is your answer.  The next class begins Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. here at FUMC.

Contact Gibson Hearn with any questions at 603-781-3828 or log onto  to register for this class.



Acolyte Ministry

 The first act of worship in our church is the entrance of the light of Christ. What a great honor to symbolically lead God's people into the presence of Christ!  Young people often don't actively participate in worship.  Starting worship, helping with Baptisms, Communion, and Offering are active participation and important teaching moments for our youngest.  As important as this is for the young, Adults are welcome as well.   For more information feel free to contact Kevin G. Lindsay, Director of Music and Acolyte coordinator.  



If you have been attending First United Methodist Church and would like to explore joining our fellowship officially as a member,  or if you have any questions, or are interested in learning please contact Pastor Jeff.




Liturgists  Needed

We welcome the fresh perspective and variety each reader brings to the pulpit on Sunday mornings.  Of course, we always appreciate the contributions of those who sign up regularly, looking forward to their continued participation.  So, as we embark on the journey, let’s share the joy of sharing His word with one another. There are still spots available in August.   Sign-up sheets for 8:30 or 10:00 service (your preference) are available in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support.




World Communion Sunday, October 2, 2016

On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve.  Please use envelopes located at the back of the Church and in the Welcome Center.


Savior  Coins

The Finance Committee wants all to know that Coins for Christ will be running again this Fall!  The exact start-up date will be determined later but between now and then, save your (Savior) coins.


From Nurture Outreach Committee:
Now that Hurd Hall will be finished and ready for use, it will be fun to get back to hosting Fellowship hour again. N.O.W  Committee will be hosting the 1st Sunday of each month and celebrate birthdays. I encourage each committee and individuals to sign-up.  We’re looking forward to fun Fellowship time in the future!   Coffee Hour Sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the Welcome Center. 

N.O.W. Mission of the Month

~ October will be collecting donations paper good products that will be split between the church & homeless shelters.  We are looking for paper towels, paper plates/bowls, hot & cold cups and other paper good items. 

~November ~ we will start food drives for the Rochester Teen Center & food baskets given out by N.O.W Committee for Thanksgiving & Christmas.