It could be the most meaningful thing you do this Christmas season

Join the Operation Christmas Child effort when First Methodist takes a busload of volunteers to Charlotte on Nov 26 to package gifts for needy children for the Christmas season.  This activity, in support of Samaritan’s Purse, will take place from 9am to 1pm.  Call Angie or Sara to reserve your seat on the bus and a place in a deserving child’s heart this season.

BBQ tickets now available for resale

The Fall Men’s BBQ is just around the corner on October 18.  You can now pick up tickets from Angie in the church office to sell to your friends, neighbors and colleagues.

Tailgating extravaganza to unfold in church parking lot this Sunday

Show your school colors…high school, college or pro…this Sunday evening in the First Methodist parking lot.  Enjoy the tailgating experience by bringing lawn chairs, finger foods, soft drinks and balls to toss.  The festivities begin at 5 pm and last until 7.

Well on our way but goal is still elusive

The Annual Conference has established a goal of collecting one million NEW books for preschool through elementary age children.  The books will be collected through the churches in our conference.  These books will be distributed to children in poverty in our state that do not have books of their own.   A box is located in the church office lobby for placing your book donations.  Thanks for your support of this effort.

Benefit breakfast at Fatz Cafe to support Red Bird Missions

Pick up a ticket from the church office, a member of the Missions Team or at the door for only $5 for a pancake breakfast at Fatz Cafe on Saturday morning, August 30 from 8-10 am at support First Methodist’s Red Bird Mission trip to Kentucky scheduled for later this year.

Volunteers turn out to assist Stop Hunger Now project

Over 60 volunteers showed up Sunday evening in the fellowship hall for a two hour project that packaged meals for school children in underdeveloped nations.  Using $2900 in donations collected locally, local volunteers were guided by members of the organization Stop Hunger Now in packaging nutritional meals for children in over 30 countries worldwide.  The volunteers from FUMC and other local churches combined the raw ingredients of milled rice, vegetable protein, seasonings and vitamins to make more than 10,000 meals.