First United Methodist Church
Monday, February 20, 2017
FEED THE NEED Putting our faith into motion by feeding the body, mind and soul

Announcements and Upcoming Events

 Join us for Fellowship Night

Fellowship Night on Friday, February 17, at  6:30PM. N.O.W. is hosting an Ice Cream Social and a talk given by Volunteers in Missions. The speakers will be talking about missions they have gone on, especially Rural Mission trips.



Souped up Sundays are back!

Join us on the Sunday January 22, February 26 and on March 26 for soup and fellowship.  Be sure and keep watch for Fellowship nights coming up in the future! 


Meditation class

Are you looking to distress after the holidays?  Have you ever thought of a meditation class?  Cindy Simon, M.A., NCC, Reiki Master is offering a class monthly here at First UMC. Join us once a month on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm $10 a class beginnning Wednesday, January 11th 6:30-7:30pm …and then Wednesdays  2/15, 3/1, 4/12, 5/24, 6/14Sign- up sheet located in the Welcome Center.



 Offering Envelopes

2017 Offering Envelopes are available for pick up in the Welcome Center.


You’ve Got Mail

Christmas Cards are sorted and available for pick up.


January Book Club

January Book Club News- Due to winter storm on Wednesday, the book club  has rescheduled its January meeting and will meet on January 25 at 6:30 at the Parsonage. Question, please contact Patrice Hunt.



Liturgists Needed

If you have never been a LITURGIST, but wanted to give it a try, NOW is the time.  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.  Sign-up sheets for 8:30 or 10:00 service  (your preference) are available in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support.





stmas Wishes from the SPPR


Everyone on the Staff / Pastor Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) would like to wish everyone at the First United Methodist Church a very Merry Christmas and g








Join us on Christmas Eve for our


7 PM and 11 PM


Candlelight services. 



ood health now and in the year ahead.  As we approach Christmas we have so much to be thankful for at First UMC.  It is at this time the SPPRC would like to ask all of us to remember our Pastor and all the Church staff.  We will be presenting the staff with a Christmas gift at the 10:00am service on Dec. 18 as an expression of our sincere appreciation for their tremendous efforts in the life of this Church.  If you would like to make a contribution to these gifts, please see one of the SPPRC members.  The gifts will be distributed to the entire staff unless specified otherwise.  The members of the SPPRC are Dawn Nester, Diana Craggy, Dottie Bickford-Longo, Jo Ellen Meehan, Judy Saddler, Kent Marzoli, Mary Fortier, Ric Wachter and myself.  May the Lord bless you this Christmas Season.




Dennis Schafer


Chair, Staff / Pastor Parish Relations Committee