Welcome to Worship
First United Methodist Church
“A Reconciling Congregation”
Debbie Pitney, Senior Pastor
John Pitney, Associate Pastor
10 to 10 (9:50 am) – Songs and Celebration with the congregation
10:00 am – Worship Service
Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month
FUMC Weekly Announcements ~ December 18
The church office is in need of a few volunteers.
Monday from 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday from 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Volunteers help with answering phones, making calls, handing out lunches, giving directions, special mailings and lots of other projects that come up. We have a lot of fun and it is a great way to get to know others in our faith community.
We have flexible hours and we can work around your schedule! No experience or computer knowledge required.
We'd love to see you!! If you feel called to help in this way, please call Sue at 541-345-8764.
Sock It To Missions
Wanting to share the joy of Christmas by helping others? Each year FUMC members do just that by providing assistance to those in need, near and far through Sock-It-to-Missions. This year funds will be divided among the following organizations noted below. You may pick up a sock at worship during the month of December and return it with your donation by the end of December. Thanks for caring and sharing!
Thursday Morning Breakfast: Two years ago, the Thursday morning Bible Study decided we wanted to do more to feed hungry people. Since that time, each Thursday morning, we’ve opened our doors & welcomed some of the less fortunate in our community to join us for a meal of sandwiches, hot coffee and conversation. We join them as they partake in a simple meal around the tables in the lobby of the church. We have made new friends and learned many lessons in what it’s like to be homeless in our community. We have created a safe environment for them to connect with us, and each other. We generally serve 25-30 guests, with as many as 40+. This has resulted in serving 2200 meals which translates to over 5000 sandwiches and many, many gallons of juice and coffee (with lots of sugar)! What a blessing this has been. We are all children of God and we are committed to continuing this mission. You are welcome to join us any Thursday morning at 9:00 AM.
WomenSpace: Playthings Damaged in the Flood: We are blessed to have WomenSpace here, working to: "prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships and support survivors in claiming personal power." Through United Methodist Women and Inside Out Sundays, we've been connecting with the Safe House for women and children for quite some time. In October, a sewer line stoppage flooded the entire basement with sewage, causing extensive damage to the play area for children and storage for emergency clothing. Advent gifts will go to replace everything from shelving to area rugs, tumbling mats to toys. Among the toys: the play kitchen, Buzz Light Year figurines, Monster Trucks, My Little Ponies and everything imaginable.
OEDDO/Cambodia (Orphan, Elderly & Disabled Development Org): A continuing mission led by Betsy Guinn of FUMC. Donations fund scholarships, teachers' salaries, improved housing and training facilities for the residents and members of the communities. Sponsorship of a child/$30 month, teacher's salary/$150 month. A new house for the elderly and disabled was recently opened and hopes to expand with additional funding.