WHAT DO ALL THOSE LETTERS MEAN?

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