Happenings at First United Methodist Church

  • ADDED OR CHANGED THIS WEEK FOR SEPT. 30th

  • BRING YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL

    On October 4, 2018 "Bring Your Bible to School" which is the National Event for youth. Take your Bible to school on the 4th and share your faith with others for more information see www.bringyourbible.org.

    Youth Road Trip October 13th!

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  • Black Rock Retreat
    On October 13th,  we will be traveling to Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville PA to participate on their ropes challenge course.  This will be a day of team building as well as a high ropes course including but not limited to a zip line and rock wall.  We will depart the church at 7 am and return around 6-6:30 PM.  The cost will be $10.00 a person plus you will need to bring a lunch.  We will stop at Wawa on the way home.  A release form will need to be signed and brought with you the day of the event.  For any questions please contact Pastor Jack at 856-332-7067. YOU MUST RSVP!

    OCTOBER DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP

    The Disaster Preparedness Workshop on October 9 will cover Fire Safety. The presenter will be from the Millville Fire Department, and they will be October’s Disaster Preparedness Workshop will cover Fire Safety. The presenter will be from the Millville Fire Department, and they will be conducting fire extinguisher use training. Dominick Urso

    CUBA MISSION TRIP

    On December 28th a group of youth and young adults from First UMC will be heading to the Mantanzas area of Cuba, a couple hours from Havana. The mission will be to assist the local Methodist Church there with a VBS program, church service, and helping the needy. 

    Meet the Cuba Team members:
    David Crain  Diane Vanaman      Kevin Smith  
    Tom Corson  Allison Andres        Shelby Sager
    Brooke Shaw                        Meagan Foster        Wendy Hains
    Mason Strauderman          Pastor Jack Fosbenner

    On October 14th, the Mission Team has approved envelopes to be put into the bulletin for the Cuba Team. If you want to support a specific team member, please place their name in the memo section of your check as well as Cuba.  Thank you for your support and faithfulness. 

    On October 27th, there will be a Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser for the Cuba team to be held in Corson Hall at Trinity UMC.  The dinner will be from 4 to 7 pm.  Cost is $5.00 for children 10 and younger, $10.00 for adults.  You can purchase tickets from any Cuba Team member or from the church office.  All funds raised will assist in the cost of the trip.

    “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19 (NIV)


    HEART TO HEART STAMPS AND CARDS

    The Heart to Heart Team brings cheer all year long to people who are experiencing health problems by sending a card each week. This group would appreciate donations of postage stamps, Get Well or Thinking of You cards. Please give the Books of Stamps to the ushers at the service you attend or leave them in the church office. Please leave the boxes of cards in the church office. Thank you!


     
    THE FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER.

    WE SUPPORT HELP AND HOPE MINISTRIES
    AND JACK & JILL CHRISTIAN NURSERY SCHOOL
    WITH DONATIONS OF ITEMS LISTED BELOW


     

  • Senior High, Young Adult Missions Trip

    Youth Road Trip October 13th!

    On October 13th,  we will be traveling to Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville PA to participate on their ropes challenge course.  This will be a day of team building as well as a high ropes course including but not limited to a zip line and rock wall.  We will depart the church at 7 am and return around 6-6:30 PM.  The cost will be $10.00 a person plus you will need to bring a lunch.  We will stop at Wawa on the way home.  A release form will need to be signed and brought with you the day of the event.  For any questions please contact Pastor Jack at 856-332-7067. YOU MUST RSVP!



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    Disciple Fast Track 3
    “Remember Who You Are” The Prophets & Paul’s Letters
    Come find out what Disciple Bible Study is all about.

    Introductory Sessions
    Tuesday, September 18th @ 10:00 a.m.
    Wednesday, September 19th @ 7:00 p.m.


    This 30 minute session will introduce you to the concepts and methods of Disciple Bible Study. Come only to one session. If you decide to join Disciple, you will receive the Old Testament Prophets Study manual. The cost for materials is $20 for the first 12 sessions.

    First Disciple Bible Study 3 Session

    Tuesday, September 25th @ 10:00 a.m.
    Wednesday, September 26th @ 7:00 p.m.

    Come to either session.
    Please let us know that you are coming to one of the introductory sessions.


  • REQUEST FOR SHEEP DOG PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
    Do you have time to volunteer to help yourself, your church family and your community? All of us now-a-days find it hard to get half of everything we personally have to get done with our busy lives today. Do you have a couple of hours to volunteer a month? How about one (1) hour per month, on Sunday before and after a church service?

    The First United Methodist Church “SHEEP DOG” Program is looking for volunteers willing to keep an eye out for our church family’s safety. The Sheep Dog Program is here to watch out for any problems that may arise before, during and after a church service. We are NOT security guards, and we are not technically Greeters. We are actually a little bit of both and much, much more. If you have a willingness to welcome people as they arrive, are able to watch for activity around the church that looks out of the ordinary, and can call 911 whether for police, fire, or medical emergency you have what it takes to volunteer for the Sheep Dog Program. Whether you can volunteer for one service on a Sunday, or are able to cover all services on one (1) Sunday a month we need your help.

    If interested in volunteering or simply finding out more please contact Dominick Urso by email (djurso2@aol.com), calling 856-777-0099, or talk to him directly before or after Sunday 9:30 am service. Remember part of being a Christian is serving others as you yourself is being served. Thank you and God bless. Dominick Urso


    Cuba
    Senior High, Young Adult Missions Trip
    December 28th 2018 to January 4th 2019


    Cost $1,650.00 includes, airfare, food, housing, Visa
    A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is required by September 1st
    We will be flying out of Newark New Jersey to Havana Cuba. We will stay in a hotel while there. As a team, we will assist the local Methodist church with a VBS, house visits, food, and light construction for the needy. There is a real need for young adult Christians to visit Cuba to be role models for the local young adults. This will be a life changing experience for both you and them.

    The trip is open to senior high and young adults first. Once these spots are filled, any openings left can be filled any remaining openings can be filled by qualified church membership.

    If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jack at 856-332-7067 Pastorjack242@gmail.com.

    HEART TO HEART STAMPS AND CARDS
    The Heart to Heart Team brings cheer all year long to people who are experiencing health problems by sending a card each week. This group would appreciate donations of postage stamps, Get Well or Thinking of You cards. Please give the Books of Stamps to the ushers at the service you attend or leave them in the church office. Please leave the boxes of cards in the church office. Thank you!


    THE FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER.
    WE SUPPORT HELP AND HOPE MINISTRIES
    AND JACK & JILL CHRISTIAN NURSERY SCHOOL
    WITH DONATIONS OF ITEMS LISTED BELOW

  • Please bring canned and dry food donations for Help & Hope for example canned soup, canned meat (chicken, ham, tuna fish, etc.), canned fruit, canned vegitables, cereals (hot and cold), boxed milk, or pasta. (place items in receptacles near the Lillian Henry room).

  • FOOD