Happenings at First United Methodist Church


  • THIS WEEK FOR OCT. 22nd

    Bring your filled SHOE BOX to church no later than Sunday, November 19, 2017
    Donation for each box $9.00
    Covers processing/shipping
    NO: Toothpaste, candy, chocolate, food, liquids or glass


  • VIEW THE PDF FOR MORE INFORMATION
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  • A Holly City Live Nativity
    December 2, 2017

    This upcoming Christmas production at Trinity United Methodist Church in Millville invites your participation.

    This production is going to be a tour-style theater event that concludes with a live nativity. The audience will be led from room to room throughout Trinity, following a "wise rabbi" who will be explaining the significance of Jesus's birth. The conclusion of the event will also include why Jesus still matters today and an invitation for salvation. This is a huge production and we would like to invite all the churches in Millville to be equal members in this production. We sincerely look forward to fellowship and community building within our churches. We will be including information about all the churches that participated in our social hall the evening of the event. We are looking for actresses/actors, choirs, set builders, costume designers, marketing and hospitality volunteers. Our first meeting will be October 23rd at 7pm at Trinity.
    Ashley Guise is the project coordinator.

    Check out here for her YouTube promo:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLYJmJD9N_o&feature=youtu.be
    Ashley’s email address is ashleyliz@live.com; if anyone would like to participate but can't come out on Monday for the first meeting, you're welcome to contact her and she will keep you updated.

  • Sermon Series
    Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small
    Based on the book by Mark Batterson
    When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body an urgent message: run! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five-hundred-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power.
    Has God given you a HUGE dream for our church? For our community? For yourself? This is what Chase the Lion is all about.

    Centering on II Samuel 23,
    Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it. This series also recounts the miraculous stories of David’s other mighty men, and their exploits for the Kingdom of Israel. This 5-week series will help us unleash the faith and courage we need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams God has given us to reach the world.

    October 22 -- “The Legacy You Leave” -- 2 Samuel 23:39
    “The key to dreaming big is thinking long. And the bigger the dream, the longer the timeline. If you’re thinking in terms of eternity, you should have some dreams that can’t be accomplished in your lifetime”.
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    OUR MISSION EMPHASIS HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR OCTOBER FOR HURRICANE RELIEF.


    We would like to congratulate and thank everyone who gave so generously to Hurricane relief. The contributions received totaled $4,004.00 Donations will be accepted till the end of October.

    All donations received will be sent to UMCOR. If giving by a check, make your check payable to First United Methodist Church and indicate UMCOR on the Memo Line. Envelopes for this cause are located in the worship area entrance.
    Thank You and God Bless! Mission Team

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  • DISASTER RECOVERY MINISTRY MEETING
    The First United Methodist Church's Disaster Recovery Ministry will continues its Preparedness Program workshop on October 10, 2017 with the topics of Fire Safety and Simple Steps To Build Your Family Disaster Plan. As part of National Fire Safety Week (October 8-14, 2017) and in conjunction with the American Red Cross, we will sign people up to receive a free smoke alarm and coordinate to have it installed within your home for free.  Following the theme of last month's workshop on National Preparedness Month, we will look at what is needed to be included within your own Family Disaster Plan. Come join us at 7PM on Tuesday, October 10th in Reeves Hall.  Your fellow church members would really like to see you, and share this valuable information so we can all be better prepared. Questions contact Dominick Urso at djurso@aol.com or the church office 825-2329.

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  • COMPLIMENTARY VAN TRANSPORTATION
    We are starting a new ministry for senior citizens that reside in the Millville senior citizen complexes.  We are offering a complimentary Van Transportation service for the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Night Alive Service. We also need interested van drivers for pick up and return to the complexes. If you are interested in being a van driver for this new ministry please contact us.


    OUR MISSION EMPHASIS HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR OCTOBER FOR HURRICANE RELIEF.
    We would like to congratulate and thank everyone who gave so generously to Hurricane relief. The contributions received totaled $4,004.00.

    Donations will be accepted till the end of October. All donations received will be sent to UMCOR. If giving by a check, make your check payable to First United Methodist Church and indicate UMCOR on the Memo Line. Envelopes for this cause are located in the worship area entrance.
    Thank You and God Bless! Mission Team


    This upcoming Christmas production at Trinity United Methodist Church in Millville invites your participation.

    The first meeting will be October 23rd at 7pm at Trinity UMC.
    Ashley Guise is the project coordinator. Check out here for her YouTube promo:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLYJmJD9N_o&feature=youtu.be
    Ashley’s email address is ashleyliz@live.com; if anyone would like to participate but can't come out on Monday for the first meeting, you're welcome to contact her and she will keep you updated.

     

  • The “Chase the Lion” sermon series traces some of the exploits of King David’s mighty men in 2 Samuel chapter 23. In the book of the same title, Mark Batterson declares, “If your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s too small.”


    We are excited about the future for our church and our community. We want to dream big! Amazing days of ministry are ahead but we need some upgrades in the present. Reeves Hall is used almost every day! Lives are changed in that room… children’s lives and adults’ lives. People meet God there. Reeves Hall needs paint, carpet, an upgraded video system, better lighting and a portable altar rail. The Sanctuary (where 11 am worship happens) needs new lighting and eventually a new sound system (although we are not raising funds for the sound system now).

    Our goal (by January 15th) is to raise $45,000 for our renovations. Below you will see our estimated needs:
    Priority Estimate Project
    1 $ 750 Reeves Hall Painting
    2 $ 16,500 Reeves Hall & Entrance Flooring
    3 $ 7,500 Sanctuary Lighting (see note below)
    4 $ 16,000 Reeves Hall Technology Upgrade (two 90” monitors)
    5 $ 500 Reeves Hall Window Treatments (west side)
    6 $ 2,000 Reeves Hall Altar Rail/Kneelers (portable)
    7 $ ???? Reeves Hall Lighting

    Will you help us with a generous gift to the Chase the Lion Fund—to make our renovation dream happen for Reeves Hall? A CTL Fund envelope is available. If you give by check, please put “Chase the Lion Fund” in the memo line. Thank you so much!!

    Note: Because of the very obvious need, the sanctuary lights (top of side walls) project was completed three weeks ago using reserve funds. We want to replace those funds if possible through the Chase the Lion Fund. Our goal (by January 15th) is to raise $45,000 for our renovations.


    Disciple
    Fast Track 2
    Into The Word, into the World
    A 24 week study of Genesis & Exodus/Luke & Acts
    Previous experience in Disciple 1 is not necessary. Isn’t it now time for you to get into God’s word?

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    The Hope of Millville City Clean Up
    sponsored by the Millville United Methodist Churches!
    Sunday, October 22, 2:30–5:00 p.m.  Gather at Trinity UMC.  The clean-up will conclude with a pizza party in the Fourth UMC picnic grove.  Weather permitting.


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    THE FIRST WEEKEND IN NOVEMBER
    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).