Happenings at First United Methodist Church

  • ADDED OR CHANGED THIS WEEK FOR July 15TH

  • 8:30 Worship Service
    The 8:30 service will resume on September 9.


  • Delaware Bay District Night at Malaga Camp Meeting
    Sunday, July 22nd will be the Delaware Bay District Incredible Night at Malaga Camp Meeting. We hope that you and those from your congregation will be able to join us that evening for a time of worship, fellowship, and something incredible. The service begins at 7:00 p.m. and there will be a time of praise and challenge to see who has the most people from their church to join us. Since Malaga will be starting the Junior High Camp, our District Superintendent will be looking at God and The Incredibles.
    Immediately following the service there will be an Ice Cream Social which we hope you will stay and enjoy. It is a great opportunity for us of all ages to get together on the District and have a great summer evening. Hope to see you there!!!!
    Need Information or Directions go to www.malagacamp.org (rt 47 south of Malaga. 4488 Arbutus Ave. Newfield)

    POT LUCK LUNCHEON ~ JULY 29
    On Sunday, July 29th will have another Pot Luck Luncheon in Reeves Hall after the 11:00 service. Please complete the Registration form enclosed and indicate which food item you will bring, place form in the offering today or next Sunday July 22nd which is the last day to register. Thank you!

    DELANCO CAMP 2018 UPDATE

    Dear Friends,
    For years you have been very generous in helping send our church’s children to camps including Delanco. Did you know many of the children who you have sent to camo are now on staff? Julie Novacowski is serving on summer staff doing maintenance and then at Middler Camp (for grades 5-7) will find more than a dozen from First serving on volunteer staff. We would be thrilled if you could join us for an evening service! July 22-27 services begin at 7:30 pm. Please lift up in prayer the campers attending as well as those working at or volunteering for the camp.

    Mail time is always a favorite at Delanco. Consider jotting a note to your favorite camper/worker.
    Delanco Camp 191 Powell Place Road Tabernacle NJ 08088

    We have many campers going this summer —hearts changing, memories being made and all thanks to a church family supporting them!
    With Love from Above,
    Nina Crain

  • We Are Proud to announce the Scholarship Recipients!
    Bingham Nelson Scholarship
    $500 each person

    David Crain
    Caleb Maurer
    Wesley Musto
    Rileigh Panas
    Rachael Wilson

    Ken Stone Scholarship
    $500 Scholarship

    David Crain
    Helen Jones Scholarship

    $250 each person
    Caleb Maurer
    Rachael Wilson

    Walden-Cox Blackman Scholarship
    $250 Scholarship

    Paige Crain

    SHINE Ministries/Joanne Reger Scholarship
    $500 each person

    Marshawn McShan
    Christopher Worthington
    Christina Worthington


    PRAYERS FOR ASELSI—MISSION IN GUATEMALA

    Carol DeAngelo is a Millville native serving in Guatemala in a medical capacity. Carol is OK, she is in ChiChi but 90 have lost their lives, 200 are missing and over 3,265 have been evacuated so far. The volcano is still very active and is spewing ash and lava in an area about 27 miles west of Guatemala City. Please pray for Carol, the ASELSI Mission which we support, and those who have lost loved ones or been affected by the volcano.

    2018 Summer Gospel Challenge
    Take the Challenge! Read all four gospels Matthew-Mark-Luke-John in four weeks. Begin July 1st and complete the challenge on July 28th. Those who complete the event will be recognized on Sunday, July 29th. Let’s do it… and be blessed! A daily reading schedule is available.

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    PRAYER TENT DURING PLAY STREETS
    FUMC is sponsoring the prayer tent during Play Streets on July 11th and August 1st from 10 am-2pm. Anyone who would like to participate by supplying crafts, crayons/coloring books, small snack bags, juice boxes, praying with people, or singing praises. Please contact Tina Benishek if interested at tbenishek6113@yahoo.com.


    DELANCO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUMMER
    CAMP SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    Cost of Camp Attendance $325.00:
    Reeves McDonnell Jacob Fund contributes $120.00
    Family contributes $95.00
    Sponsor contributes $110.00
    Delanco Camp Sponsorship Opportunity: (Check amount)
    _____ $110.00 full sponsor
    _____ $82.50 3/4 sponsor
    _____ $55.00 1/2 sponsor
    _____ $27.50 1/4 sponsor
    ***********************************************************************
    PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO “FIRST UMC”
    AND DESIGNATE SPECIFIC SPONSORSHIP ON CHECK
    _____ I would prefer that my sponsorship be anonymous.
    I am personally acquainted with ____________________________ and request to sponsor this individual.
    Sponsor Name ___________________________________ (print)
    Envelope # _______ (Write Number if you want to be anonymous)


    Becoming a Contagious Christian

    Begins Wednesday June 20
    7:00 p.m. in Reeves Hall
    (6 Sessions)

  • Discover how to share your faith in a personal and natural style.
    Becoming a Contagious Christian Participant Guide - $7 / person
    Becoming a Contagious Christian Book (optional) - $9
    A Tuesday morning (10:00 a.m.) session is possible with enough interest (5 or more people).
    Please indicate on the form below.
    ________________________________________________
    Becoming a Contagious Christian
    To participate, please fill out and place in the offering plate.

    Name: ________________________________________
    Email: _________________________________________
    Phone: ________________________________________
    I’m interested in Wednesday night sessions:
    I’m interested in Tuesday morning sessions:


    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!


    YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY

    Are you 18 years of age or older?  Are you working? In College? Not sure what you are doing? Come and join us at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday morning at Bogarts 103 North High Street for some Coffee and Bible Study. For more information, contact Pastor Jack @ 856-332-7067.


    Becoming a Contagious Christian
    Begins Wednesday June 20
    7:00 p.m. in Reeves Hall
    (6 Sessions)

    Discover how to share your faith in a personal and natural style.
    Becoming a Contagious Christian Participant Guide - $7 / person
    Becoming a Contagious Christian Book (optional) - $9
    A Tuesday morning (10:00 a.m.) session is possible with enough interest (5 or more people).
    Please indicate on the form below.


    YOUTH MISSION TRIP—SUMMER 2018

    On July 8th to July 14th the Senior High Youth will be heading to Christian Missionary Technical Service (CMTS) in Bernville PA (North of Reading) for a mission trip. For over two decades CMTS ministries is dedicated to supplying and equipping missionaries and ministries across the globe. We will be joining another youth group from Connecticut to help CMTS get ready for their annual open house and general assistance around the facilities. We will be sleeping in a bunk house type facility and eating in their dining area. Midweek we will take a down day and spend a day of fun at a location to be determined. Cost for the Week is $200.00. A $50.00 nonrefundable deposit will need to be paid by June 3rd. For more information or questions contact Pastor Jack at 856-332-7067 or Pastorjack242@gmail.com.

    OUTSTANDING HONOR
    We have recently become aware that two young members of our congregation have a need.  Richard Rivera, a very loyal member of our Praise Team (our drummer) and Owen Miller, an acolyte for the 11:00 service are Junior’s at Millville High School. They were recently selected on behalf of the Cavalcade of Bands Association to take part as a musician in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. To say this is an outstanding honor would be an understatement. Their trip will take place from December 28th, 2018 to January 2, 2019.  During this time, they will take part in numerous performances in California including the Tournament of Roses Annual Bandfest, a parade through Disneyland Park in Anaheim, and the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's morning in Pasadena.

    However, this honor comes with a very large task.  They need sponsors to help them cover the $2,750 cost of the trip for each person. 


  • This congregation has ALWAYS gone above and beyond the call to help those in developing countries as well as our own.  This will give you a chance to help these young men who we know personally.

  • LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO LOVE SOMEONE WITH ADDICTIONS
    Are you or someone you know experiencing grief from addictions? Please join us on Thursday’s at 6:30 p.m. in the Ramoth Church 2724 N. Delsea Drive Vineland, NJ 08360.
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  • First United Methodist Post High School Scholarships
    The following scholarships are available to members or affiliates of First United Methodist Church and have been actively involved in the life of and service to the church:

    Bingham-Nelson Scholarship – This is available to high school seniors and will be considered on the basis of their current church activities. Their involvement in worship is to be of primary importance. Students must have been accepted by a two or four year college or technical school in a program which will lead to certification or degree.

    Ken Stone Scholarship – This is available to a high school senior who has provided valuable and exemplary service to the church during the individual’s high school years.
    Students must have been accepted by a two or four year college or technical school in a program which will lead to certification or degree.

    Walden Cox-Blackman Scholarship – This is available to an applicant who is entering their junior or senior year in college who has demonstrated outstanding service to the church and is academically qualified. Preference will be given to a student who is attending a Methodist related college and is majoring in music and/or is involved in music related activities.

    Helen Jones Scholarship – This is available to a high school senior considered on their need and intent to go to college. Students must have been accepted by a two or four year college or technical school in a program which will lead to certification or degree.

    (Note: Previously this scholarship was offered to juniors or seniors in college majoring in education. Helen Jones requested a change in the criteria in order to provide funding for more church youth.)
    Please return the application form to the church office by Sunday, May 27, 2018.
    Application forms are available in the church office
    or the Youth Group room.

    THE FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST.

    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).

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