Church Events, dinners, community outreach, food/clothing drives, etc…

Church Picnic

To celebrate the conclusion of the 2019 Summer Worship Schedule on August 18 @ 10:00 AM there will be service at The Blue with the Church Picnic to follow. Bring a covered dish to share and enjoy worship and fellowship. Everyone is invited!

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Tent Ministry Outreach

Tent Ministry Outreach will begin in June. Anyone who would like to help grill, setup, and participate in this ministry in any way may contact Mark Cowles at 202.480.1011 or e-mail him wswfootball@gmail.com. Food Handlers class will be held June 13, 9 – 11 AM at the Old Hospital in the ER section. At least one person with the food handlers card needs to be present when food is being served including the Tent Ministry events.

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VBS 2019

The VBS schedule for 2019 is as follows:
July 11 @ Berkeley Springs Town Park, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
July 18 @ The Blue, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
July 25 @ Cacapon State Park, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
August 1 @ Berkeley Springs Town Park, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
We are still needing VBS helpers. If you can help at some or all of the sessions please contact the Church Office 304.258.2766.

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VBS 2019

VBS is back!!! VBS for FUMC is currently being planned and we are in need of volunteers. VBS dates are Thursdays July 11; July 18; July 25 and August 1, each night beginning at 5:30 PM til 8:00 PM. Each night will be at a different location around town with varying activities each night. We need volunteer helpers for activities, games, worship message, food prep, registration and people to help guide attendees to the stations during VBS. There will also be a need for helpers to setup and clean up after VBS. If you can help, please contact Kim Rightnour at firstumc3@frontier.com or the Church Office 304.258.2766.

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BWC 2019 Leadership Days

Western Region Leadership Day 2019 will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM at Otterbein UMC, Hagerstown. The cost is $40 which includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and handouts. A FREE copy of Transforming Community Book will be given to the first 200 who register. Limited quantity — don’t delay. On-line Registration —$40 per person — go to event and log into Arena using User ID and password to register on-line and pay with a credit card. NO WALKINS!!

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Lenten Bible Study

Pastor Doug invites you to his upcoming Lenten Study, on Wednesdays during Lent, at 6:30 pm, at Green St., beginning March 13 and ending April 17. Adam Hamilton’s book, “Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple” will be used. There will be a bonus night of study, after Easter, on Wednesday, April 24, to explore Peter’s discipleship, after Jesus’ glorious resurrection! During the entire study we will look for insight into the quality, uniqueness, and growth of our discipleship. We will ponder our discipleship as we ponder Peter’s. May our walk with Jesus be renewed and inspired as we study how Peter’s discipleship lifted him! Please join us! Study books are available in the office. A $5 donation is requested, but not required.

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Lenten Lunches

First UMC is pleased to host this year’s Lenten Lunches, presented by the Morgan County Clergy Association and our neighboring churches. The lunches begin on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and will be served weekly through Wednesday, April 17. Lunches include a delicious soup and sandwich, and a bounty of desserts, prepared by a different neighboring church each week, followed by a Lenten message offered by the Pastor of that church. The FUMC Kitchen Team will serve lunch on March 20, and Pastor Doug will deliver the message. All the proceedings will take place in our Social Hall. We hope you’ll find time to join us for any, or all, of the lunches!

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New Members Class

Pastor Doug will be having a New Members Class beginning Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room. The second class will be February 5 at 7:00 PM. If you would like to be a part of the class, please contact the church office 304.258.2766 or e-mail firstumc3@frontier.com.

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