FUMC supports numerous service opportunities for kids and families. Serving builds compassion, empathy, and shows kids how they can make a real difference in this world.
Although the list of service opportunities is ever-evolving, here are a few of our current offerings:
Service Project Sundays – Once per month, on select Sunday mornings, our 1st – 5th graders learn about service and participate in hands-on projects during their 9:40 – 10:30 Small Group time.
Giving Tree – Around Thanksgiving each year, a Christmas tree appears with hundreds of gift wishes that our church family fulfills. This is a great program for families to participate in together. Gifts go to Alpha House and Community Action Network communities.
Giving Tree Gift wrapping night – Typically the 2nd Friday of December, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Social Hall
Acolyting – Kids ages 3rd – 6th grade can take part in our church service to help people worship God. Every Sunday the acolytes light the candles on the altar. Since ancient times, light and fire have reminded people that God is here with us. When the acolytes bring the light (fire) into the sanctuary, they are reminding people that God is with us in our worship service. Annual training sessions for new acolytes are held each fall and for new acolytes during the year. Please contact Jamie Mayo for more info.
6th grade capstone year – In their final year in Children’s Ministries, 6th graders embark on a year long program that focuses on hands-on service, leadership, and continued Christian education, while also transitioning to our Youth Ministries program.
LOVE Thy Neighbor: Every Friday night, FUMC volunteers make PB&J sandwiches and pack lunches to feed our hungry and homeless neighbors. Lunches are distributed the next morning during the St. Andrew’s Breakfast Program. Meets every Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. FUMC Kitchen and Social Hall. Sign up is here