First United Methodist Church is committed to fostering an environment for its members in which they can live in the image of God by joining together in unity. From our many bible studies, small groups, support groups, supper clubs, and Sunday school groups, there is so much you can be a part of at FUMC, with people who have the same interests as you!
Ways to Connect
Sunday school allows you to take part in engaging studies of scripture and topics relevant to helping you become a more faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. We have many different classes, each with their own identity and personality, that gladly welcome you into their fellowship. We offer Sunday School classes for children as young as two and numerous classes for youth and adults. Sunday school classes meet each week at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Night Supper – Each Wednesday night from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., FUMC hosts supper in Fellowship Hall. These meals are held all year except for July.
Our Food and Fellowship Groups are also a great way to connect. Stay tuned for the next season!
Ways to Serve
There are also many ways you can serve within and outside the church at FUMC.
Holy Communion – These volunteers help on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings to prepare the communion table, cloth, juice, and bread and to clean up after the service.
Altar Guild -These volunteers polish the different pieces on the altar that are used in worship such as communion plates and candle sticks.
Flower Guild – These volunteers design flower and altar arrangements for special services and events.
Usher – These volunteers sign up to serve for a month-long commitment. They welcome people into the sanctuary, hand out bulletins, help people find a seat, and take up the offering.
Greeter – These volunteers sign up to serve for a month-long commitment. They welcome people to the campus, open doors, and give directions.
Acolyte – Youth grades 7-12 (post-confirmation) sign up to be trained to lead the congregation in worship by carrying in the cross, light, or banner. They typically commit to serve one Sunday each month.
Audio/Visual Support – These volunteers help our A/V team bring worship to life for those worshipping virtually via broadcast TV, online, or social media.
FUMC has opportunities to serve in worship throughout the year, welcoming everyone from children and those new to singing to those who are musically trained.
- Cathedral Choir
- Bell Choir
- Sweet Spirit Singers
Learn more here.
All of the following are ways you can volunteer with the church.
Ministry Teams – All of the following ministry teams are committees that meet to plan, organize, and execute events and programming related to their area throughout the year:
- Church & Society
- Archives and History
- Connection Team
Congregational Care Ministries – These volunteers sign up to help with visitation to homebound members and those in the nursing home. These volunteers can also sign up to help by making calls to check on our homebound members and those in nursing homes.
Joseph Ministry – These volunteers sign up to help with funeral arrangements. They serve by volunteering as an usher or greeter at a funeral, helping serve a meal for a family after a service, acting as a host/greeter at the visitation, and more.
Stephen Ministry – A Stephen Minister is a child of God, with at least 50 hours of training in how to provide Christian care, who walks beside a person in their time of need such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation. A Stephen Minister is not a counselor or therapist, a problem–solver, or a casual visitor.
To learn more about missions, visit here.
50 PLUS Ministries
Oh, the places we’ll go!