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

Youth Summer Schedule

Youth Group Summer Calendar

07/16 – Swim Night!

The Youth will meet at 4:30 at the blue and leave for the Wood’s Resort for a night of swimming, fellowship, and Pizza! Please provide swim gear and sun screen. The youth will return to the Blue at 7:30 – Special Thanks to Nancy Fairall in arranging his Activity

07/23 – Life Skills Night!

The Youth Group meets at its usual time to learn practical life skills. Whether that means changing a tire or baking a quiche, good times are guranteed.

07/30 – Service Night!

A Chance for the youth to give back to their community through service. The youth will meet at their usual time, and leave from the blue.

08/06 – Swim Night II!

Swimming at Cacapon National Park. The schedule will be as it was for the Woods Swim trip.

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2017 VBS

Vacation Bible School is on its way and this time it’s a family affair! This year’s theme is “Camp Out” so mark your calendars for July 27 & 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at The Blue. We will be starting the program each evening with dinner for participants and families. VBS closing will be Sunday, July 30 at The Blue during the 10:00 AM combined 5th Sunday Worship Service. Please pray for the success of this important event and consider how you might contribute in making this the brightest evenings of the summer for our children. Children may be registered by clicking the registration button at the top of the page. Volunteers may also register by clicking the volunteer form button at the top of the page.

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55+ Luncheon

55+ will be celebrating their 11th Anniversary June 19 at noon in the Social Hall. Fried chicken will be provided and seniors are invited to bring a covered dish to share. Make your own sundaes will be dessert. Speakers will be from the Morgan County Homeless Coalition.

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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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