Options for your gifts to the church

If you would like to give an “in memory” gift to FUMC, you may designate it to any of these specific areas: Contingency Fund  –  serves as an emergency fund under the discretion of the Finance Committee and Trustees Endowment Fund  –  the “long term savings account” of the church in which only the accumulated interest is available for expenditure Memorial Fund  –  a fund used for addressing relative small but significant needs within the church Music Fund  –  supports the ongoing music ministry of the church Adult Exercise Class  –  supports this community outreach activity Salkehatchie Summer Service  –  provides supplies and materials for this annual mission work in the upstate Bus Fund  –  provides for maintenance and repairs of the church bus Youth Ministries  –  funds activities associated with the youth programs of FUMC Children’s Ministries  –  supports the ongoing ministries for children within the church Building Upkeep Fund  –  funds special projects associated with building maintenance Parsonage Upkeep Fund  –  funds special projects associated with maintenance of the parsonage Grounds Upkeep Fund  –  supports special projects associated with maintaining the church grounds Pastor’s Discretionary Fund  –  provides discretionary funds for use of the pastor in addressing the emergency needs of individuals and families within the community Named Scholarships  –  funds are added to the endowment of one or more of the eight named scholarships awarded annually

Summer Service of Praise

Traveling a lot this summer? Away for the weekends? Desiring a more casual, alternative worship experience? Join us every Wednesday at 6pm in the FUMC sanctuary for our midweek worship celebration! Our Summer Service of Praise is an informal time of singing, prayer, Scripture, and brief faith message. For more information or to offer your gifts of singing, instrumentation, dance, and/or other creative art, talk to Pastor Kim!

FUMC to again assist students in need of school supplies

Some families in our community unfortunately do not have the resources to provide their children with all the needed school supplies their child requires when returning to the classroom this fall.  The Christian Education Committee is inviting you to help get these kids off to a great start this year by participating in our Back To School Supply Drive!  FUMC is collecting school supplies of all kinds, which will be distributed to area schools for use by both teachers and students in need. You can find a supply list on the table in the church entryway or consult the School Supply List as found under the Resources tab at the Home Page.  Just pick up any of the supplies listed and drop them off at the church office by Sunday, August 11th.  You will bring a smile to some child’s face and sense of relief to this student’s parents and teachers.

Sunday Ice Cream & Cookie Social

Indulge that sweet tooth with a First Methodist Ice Cream and Cookie Social on June 23rd at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Women’s Bible Study to resume

Meeting every Thursday afternoon at 2 pm, this group informally studies in deeper detail various books of the Bible or aspects of our faith.  Pastor Kim will lead each session and promises that No Homework is required.  

Merciless Methodists again strike fear, raise funds

Relay-For-Life co-chairs Jenny Keefe and David Rhode recently announced another successful venture by the Merciless Methodists representing First United Methodist in this year’s campaign.  The church raised a total of $3,423 toward cancer research, and had a good time doing so.