Harmison Day Camp

There will be a day camp held at Camp Harmison July 31-August 4 for students entering grades 3, 4, 5 in the fall 2017 AND August 7-11 for students entering grades 6, 7, 8. Camp will be held Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM. Drop off and pickup at the family pavilion. For more details contact FUMC at 304.258.2766 e-mail firstumc3@frontier.com or also contact Pastor Doug at dhoffman@gofirst.org

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Rise Against Hunger

We are quickly approaching our June 10th event to package meals for starving people throughout the world. In order to make this event a success, we need to raise some funds to pay for the meal we will package. The base amount of meals will be 10,000 for the small cost of $3,000.

We have been challenged to exceed that base amount. Let’s start raising funds now by simply giving to this cause. Let’s look at the basic cost of a meal. Every meal we will package on June 10th costs 29 cents. When you compare that to the average cost of a meal we eat on a daily basis, $10 (a basic meal of a sandwich and a side averages around $5 and ranges up to an average of $25 for a steak dinner) 29 cents doesn’t sound like a lot to feed a starving person. I challenge you to look ahead and count the amount of meals you will eat between Sunday April 30th, and June 10th. Then set aside 29 cents for every meal you figure you will eat. For the average person who eats 3 meals a day, the total amount will be $35 which is less than the average person spends to eat for 2 days.

If only 60 people donate this amount, we will have already raised $2,100 toward our base goal of $3,000. It’s a great start. If you feel moved to give for this event, you can write a check to First United Methodist Church, or give cash. Please write on the envelope or the memo line of the check: Rise Against Hunger.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office at 304.258.2766 or e-mail firstumc3@frontier.com

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Night of Fun

FUMC Middle School Youth group is having a “Night of Fun” April 5, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We are in need of volunteers to attend this event. There is also a need for desserts and drinks. If you want to donate your time or one of the needed items, please contact the church office firstumc3@frontier.com. Donations can be brought to The Blue between 5 -5:30 p.m. the day of the event.

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Hospitality Team

The Visitor Hospitality Team is taking shape to welcome visitors so they feel like guests; guests are visitors for whom you are prepared. If you have an interest in serving on this Team or would like to be a Sunday morning greeter (we need both), please contact the church office 304-258-3766.

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Disciples for Christ

The newly formed Men’s Fellowship Group will gather for a delicious breakfast, and fellowship, on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 AM at Cacapon State Park Restaurant. Again, all the men of our church are invited and encouraged to give this new ministry a try. We have such outstanding men at First! We look forward to what this multi-dimensional Men’s Fellowship will become.

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VBS Planning

FUMC is needing people who would be able to lead a team for VBS this summer. Also it is needed to be decided if VBS will be an evening or daytime event. Bonnie Weber is forming a team to discuss and plan the event. For more information please contact her at bonnierweber@gmail.com.

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Leadership Retreat

A Leadership Retreat is planned for Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00 AM til 4:00 PM at The Blue—lunch included. This is being planned for EVERYONE who would like to be a part of the organization and planning for the future of FUMC

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