We recognize that all the abbreviations we use can be confusing! Here we attempt to provide an “alphabet soup glossary” to clear things up.
A2 – Ann Arbor!
CAN – Community Action Network – FUMC CAN! is our church effort to facilitate this group
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates
Cool Disciples – Sunday school program for grades 1-6
DLP – Divine Light Pictures youth film project
ECIR – Ecumenical Center and International Residence (www.ecir.org )
FIE – First Instrumental Ensemble
FISH – Families In Service Here
FISH FRI is our once-monthly Friday night Service evening for people of all ages
FUMC – First United Methodist Church
FUMCN – First United Methodist Cooperative Nursery
FUM-Fives – First United Methodist program for kids age 5
FUM-Kids – First United Methodist program for kids aged birth to 3 years
FWS – The United Methodist Hymnal supplement called, “The Faith We Sing”
Greenhouse – Sunday school program for children, birth through kindergarten
GW – Green Wood – our north campus church
ICPJ – Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
IHN – Interfaith Hospitality Network is a consortium of over 30 local congregations of various denominations that volunteer to serve the needs of homeless families in Washtenaw County.
JOY – Just Older Youth — a group for senior citizens
LOVE thy neighbor – Local Outreach Volunteer Effort – Program to feed our homeless community…
NOAH – Networking, Organizing, and Advocating of Health – a collaborative outreach effort with Family Service, Inc.
NOOMA – a series of short films produced by Rob Bell, based on the phonetic spelling of pneuma — which is “spirit” or “breath”.
UMC – United Methodist Church
UMH – United Methodist Hymnal
UMW – United Methodist Women
UMYF – United Methodist Youth Fellowship – Sunday evening youth group for grades 7-12
Scrip – Just like money, scrip or gift cards can be used at stores from which they are issued. The Youth group sells scrip to fund their mission trips.
SPRC – Staff Parish Relations Committee
Sol Cafe – Sunday school program for youth, grades 7-12
SoulFull – Spiritual Life retreat, grades 7-12
UMYF – United Methodist Youth Fellowship, Sunday evening program for grades 7-12
VBC – Vacation Bible Camp
WOWMOMs – Women Of Wonder Moms group
WPC – World Peace Cafe
ZEBA – Site of the annual junior high mission trip; Zeba Indian Mission, near L’Anse, in the Upper Penninsula