First United Methodist Church Upcoming Events and Announcements




We are currently collecting a MANWICH (Christ), JELLY (First), and RAMEN NOODLES (PV). Please consider helping our community in this way! Thank you for assisting those in need!


We will begin collecting these for the School of Bright Promise, who will be purchasing books for children. You can find them on cereal boxes, snack food boxes, soups, crackers, etc. Please put these clippings in the basket in the Narthex. Thank you!


Thank you for all of your help in rotating our Sunday Worship service location each week! One Calls will continue to be sent out as reminders as we rotate locations. As we discussed at our last Charge meeting, we are hoping to return to offering three Sunday Worship services in the near future. The weekly service times will be as follows:

    Christ – 9:00AM

Pleasant Valley – 10:15AM

     First – 11:30AM

The tentative date for this change is February 25th as we await Pastor Carol receiving medical clearance. Please look for more information as this date approaches and continue to pray with us for Pastor Carol’s recovery and the transition for the Charge back to separate services. Next week’s service will be at 10:30AM at Pleasant Valley UMC. We hope to see you there and are thankful for your patience during this past year!


First UMC’s food pantry is currently in need of canned goods. If you would like to donate, please see Carolyn Clements.

Since First UMC is no longer using our street address for receiving mail, we have changed our mailbox into a Prayer Request Box for our churches and community. People can write down a prayer request on any piece of paper and slip it into the box to be prayed for. Please see Carolyn Clements for more information.


If you are interested in ordering Easter flowers, please fill out the insert. Remember that orders are due by Sunday, March 11th.


Following Easter Sunday, alter flowers will be available again. This is a special opportunity to honor or remember someone you love. They are $15. Please see Carolyn Clements for more details.


We would like to begin collecting clothing to provide for those in need in our community. Please bring in any clothing you would like to donate - men's, women's, or children's! If you would like more information, please contact Carolyn Clements.


Our next rummage sale will be on Saturday, May 5th. Anyone interested in donating any items may start bringing them in. Please see Carolyn Clements if you have any questions or for more details.


We will be having a Paint and Sip Fundraiser for the Celebration of Missions Events on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00PM – 3:30PM. There is a $30 fee which includes a $5.00 donation for the fundraiser. Please contact Holly Everhart 304-374-0945 to preregister. The event fee is due by Sunday March 4th.


Our children’s ministry will be holding an indoor Easter Egg Hunt and a viewing of the movie “HOP” on Saturday, March 24 from 1PM – 4PM. If you are interested in donating, candy or trinkets to fill the eggs can be dropped off at the Narthex by Sunday, March 18th.


Our children’s ministry is taking donations of gently used bean bag chairs, children’s roll out couches, and pillows to use during our monthly movies. Please contact Holly Everhart at 304-374-0945 for more information or for donation pick-ups.

*** If you have an announcement you would like to add to the bulletin, please call or email

the church office ( by the Wednesday before. Thank you for your help!

for your help!