First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
FEED THE NEED Putting our faith into motion by feeding the body, mind and soul

Announcements and Upcoming Events





Merry Christmas! That is what we will be saying to the teenagers in impoverished western Maine.  The N O W team is partnering with the United Methodist Economic Ministry to provide Christmas gifts for the teenagers through their Christmas program. Let's show them the true meaning of Christmas through our love and our gifts.  For more information about United Methodist Economic Ministry check their website at United Methodist or on Facebook. Thanks for your generosity.

Economic Ministry in Rural Maine Collecting for Teenagers in Need.

Items to collect: 

Personal care items such as:



Wal-Mart gift cards

shaving cream (men's or women's)

Shaving razors (men's or women's)

acne creams, etc...



Please use the Christmas paper wrapped box in Welcome Center to put the above items in.  Thank you.


Liturgists Needed

If you have never been a LITURGIST, but wanted to give it a try, NOW is the time.  We welcome the fresh perspective and variety each reader brings to the pulpit on Sunday mornings.  Of course, we always appreciate the contributions of those who sign up regularly, looking forward to their continued participation.  So, as we embark on the journey, let’s share the joy of sharing His word with one another. There are still spots available in December.  Sign-up sheets for 8:30 or 10:00 service  (your preference) are available in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support.


Annual Church Conference scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 7:00 pm.  All committees should have their reports in no later than, November 8.  If you have any questions please contact the Church office timely.

From Nurture Outreach Witness Committee:
Now that Hurd Hall is close to finished and almost ready for use, it will be fun to get back to hosting Fellowship hour again. N.O.W Committee will be hosting the 1st Sunday of each month to celebrate birthdays. I encourage each committee and/or individuals to sign-up to host Fellowship hour.  We’re looking forward to fun Fellowship time in the future!   Coffee Hour Sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the Welcome Center. 


Calling all apple peelers and pie makers

UMW will be peeling apples and making the pies for the Holiday Fair. We are calling all peelers and pie makers for the end of October/beginning of November.  


Veteran’s Day Luncheon help needed:

Once again our Church will host the Veteran’s Day service on Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m.  We have been asked to provide refreshments after the service.  There is a sign-up sheet in the welcome center for all who can bring something.  We also need people to help set-up, serve and clean up.  Please help if you can.  Many hands make light work.  Thank you in advance.


Veterans Day Service, Friday, November 11, 2016

There will be a Ceremony at the Commons at 11 a.m. to celebrate Veterans day. The community gathers at First United Methodist Church at 7:00 p.m. for worship to recognize the great sacrifice of those that have served the nation in times of war and peace.  Community leaders, clergy, civic organizations, scouts and choirs including Spaulding High School will be present to give thanks to God for those that have demonstrated sacrifice for others.   Please join us for this moving service which is sponsored by the Rochester Veterans Council.  For more information please contact Norm Sanborn at 332-5164 or Warren Carr at 332-0471.  Please see sign-up sheets in welcome center for refreshment donations or how you can help that evening.