First United Methodist Church
Friday, February 26, 2021
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Adult Ministry

 We have many opportunities for adult ministry within FUMC. We have many groups from book club, United Methodist Woman, and adult bible studies.

Check out the Book club and UMW page for more information or below for other ministry opportunities.

You may not be aware that all United Methodist Clergy are required to participate in meaningful conversation and intentional education regarding racism and white privilege on a regular basis. Clergy are also strongly "encouraged" to lead the congregations they are appointed to in similar intentional study and conversation. Several books on the subject are available. One of the most popular and well-regarded is a book entitled Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. The author, Lenny Duncan, is an ordained clergyman in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), currently ministering in New York. He writes from his own perspective and experiences as a black pastor in his chosen denomination, but what he writes about is common to others in other traditions. 

FUMC will be offering a study/discussion of this book during Lent. As with other recent studies, we will meet via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 and on Thursdays at Noon beginning on February 24/25. The book is available at both Amazon and Christian Book Distributors, and it is available in print and electronic formats. Co-Leaders of the study will be Anni DeVito and Pastor Jeff. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to one of them. Since we will need to send a Zoom link to participants, please let Pastor Jeff know if you want to participate so you will be included when the link is sent.  If you are unable to participate in the study, the book is still a recommended read.

NOTE: Please remember to sign up for the study by emailing Pastor Jeff ( so that we know who to email the Zoom link to. Thank you!


Check out the “Veterans Corner” on our Welcome Center bulletin board--active service members, veterans and their families are encouraged to take a look!