Noon Daily Prayer
Let us pray the Lord's Prayer daily at 12 noon. This Community of Faith action will be a reminder to each one of us that although we may be physically apart, we are still connected to one another with a singular focus.
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Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World by Connecting to people while we Grow, Serve and Commit to Christ.
Parking Lot Service on June 28, 2020
First United Methodist Church is hosting a special Parking Lot Service on June 28 at 9:45 a.m.
We encourage those 65 and older, have an underlying at-risk health condition, and those that are sick to continue to enjoy the service online.
Council of Bishops statement on the Scourge of Racism
The past few weeks have left many hurt, angry and outraged as we have witnessed the deaths of unarmed Black persons at the hands of police and racism; Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and the countless others whose names are known only to mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends.
My Cup Runneth Over: a Message from Pastor Michelle
My cup runneth over with gratitude, Christian love, appreciation and thanksgiving for you, First United Methodist Church Family!
Your extravagant outpouring of Christian love and appreciation through your cards, comments, a beautiful banner, a prayer box and a financial blessing continue to overwhelm and humble me. "Thank you" appears to be insufficient to say, First United Methodist Church Ministries. Yet, I humbly offer my thanks to God for you and I offer my thanks to you as a token of my deep and abiding Christian love and appreciation for you. You have been and will continue to be a source of pure joy to me!
As we prepare to pursue the "next chapter" that God is calling each of us to, I want to remind you that my role as your pastor will end, effective June 30, 2020. What does this mean? It means that I will not be available to carry out any pastoral role such as officiating at weddings or funerals after June 30, 2020.
Effective July 1, 2020, you will receive a new pastor to love and to appreciate, Rev. John Groves. As the pastor of First United Methodist Church Ministries, Rev. Groves will fulfill the Office of Pastor which includes, among other responsibilities, officiating at weddings and funerals.
Rev. Groves and I belong to a special affinity group – The Clergy Community. We clergy live by a covenant that states we will do no harm to our fellow clergy brothers or sisters and we will do all within our power to support one another. By not returning to First United Methodist Church Ministries to fulfill a pastoral responsibility, I am supporting my fellow clergy brother, Rev. Groves.
First United Methodist Church Ministries Family, you have no earthly idea the tremendous impact that you have had on my life. Because of you, I am a better pastor, administrator, spiritual leader and person!
To God be the glory for you!
A message from Steve Schug, Lay Leader, Chairperson of Church Council
May 14, 2020
Dear First United Methodist Church Family and Friends,
I want to take the opportunity to communicate some good news, and to provide an update on where we are with the re-opening of our church community.
First, due to the diligent work of Norma Gasparovic and others, we have secured a PPP “Loan” in the amount of $65,900. As many of you know, these loans, under current rules, are to be forgiven providing the recipients continue to pay and employ existing staff and meet other guidelines. For us, this means we can pay not only our church staff, who are working limited hours, but our Friendly Flock staff and teachers who have been unable to work at all and thus have no income from this previously reliable source.
First United Methodist Church
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
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Celebrating Our Graduates
The First United Methodist Church family congratulates our graduating seniors:
- Anna Childers
- Jason Doudt
- Kimberly Sherman
Please download our 2020 Graduates Booklet.