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

JUMPSTARTT – Junior United Methodist People Share Totally Awesome Relationships and Time Together is a faith based, fellowship, and fun oriented monthly program for youth in grades 5 AND 6.

LOVE thy neighbor – Local Outreach Volunteer Effort – Program to feed our homeless community…

NOAHNetworking, 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

UMCOR – 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

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