First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
FEED THE NEED Putting our faith into motion by feeding the body, mind and soul

Announcements and Upcoming Events



 Financial Peace University

What a difference 9 weeks can make.   After leading two Financial Peace University (FPU) classes I am continually surprised at how eye opening this experience has been.  Yes it is the middle of summer and soon we will be back in the throws of the busy fall.  Fall is another great time to organize your finances.  You might be thinking “Well, I make good money, but I still struggle to make my bills or wonder why I can’t  give more money to the church?  FPU is your answer.  The next class begins Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. here at FUMC.

Contact Gibson Hearn with any questions at 603-781-3828 or log onto  to register for this class.

Music Ministry Start-dates: 

  • First Rehearsal for Senior Choir is Thursday, September 1, starting at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  If you are interested in lending your voice to this important ministry and want to know more, we would love to have you on-board.   Speak to Kevin following worship.  
  • First rehearsal for Witherell Ringers is Tuesday September 13, at 6:30 PM here at FUMC.   If you are interested in this ringing ensemble, contact Kandia Watson or Dan Saucier.  
  • First rehearsal for Circuit Ringers is Tuesday September 13, at 7:30 PM at FUMC.   If you are interested in this advanced ensemble, then see Kevin G. Lindsay for more information. 


SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB NEWS:  Reading book of the month is titled, The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto. “Author Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable character- Frankie Pesto -  the greatest guitarist ever to walk the earth- in this magical novel about the power of talent to change our lives.” (Quote taken from book review).  Book club will meet on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30 pm at the parsonage. For more information, please contact Patrice Hunt. 




If you have been attending First United Methodist Church and would like to explore joining our fellowship officially as a member,  or if you have any questions, or are interested in learning please contact Pastor Jeff.




Acolyte Ministry

 The first act of worship in our church is the entrance of the light of Christ. What a great honor to symbolically lead God's people into the presence of Christ!  Following Worship on September 11, 2016 an Acolyte orientation will take place.  A few minutes will be spent going over the basics, and then some time to TRY IT OUT!    For more information feel free to contact Kevin G. Lindsay, Director of Music and Acolyte coordinator.  



We are looking for Crafters and Vendors to join us Saturday September 17th for a Craft/Vendor Festival in the Church parking lot. It is important that we contact Crafters and Vendors early so they can reserve our date.   We all know Crafters and Vendors who go to these fairs all the time.  We need to get them to come to our event and now is the time to contact them and commit to our date. Please tell people you may know about this event and let them know that they can sign up for a spot. Forms will be available in the Church office or they can contact Don Raab (603-332-3172).  Members of the Church are also encouraged to reserve a spot. Many of you are crafters or sell products and I encourage you to consider joining us. All proceeds from this event will go to the General Fund of the Church.


Liturgists  Needed

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 August.   Sign-up sheets for 8:30 or 10:00 service (your preference) are available in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support.