First United Methodist Church Upcoming Events and Announcements



 We are currently collecting PANCAKE/MIX SYRUP  for the Community Bread Basket.  Since we are entering the holiday season, we will also be collecting GRAVY (JARS OR PACKETS).

    Donations of food can be dropped off in the Narthex and monetary donations can  be placed in the offering plate with an envelope marked for the CBB.  They are also in need of volunteers to help in various areas.  If you can donate your time  to the CBB, please contact them at 304-748-7595.  Thank you for assisting those in need!


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



    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.


    Our children;s play, "Christmas Window," is in full swing bur we are still in need of two boys to play shepherds.  These are non-speaking part--they will just include learning Christmas songs.  If you know of any boys that would like to join us, they can show up to practice on Friday 6PM-8PM.  Practice will run every Friday until  Dece,ber 14th.  Our play will be held on Sunday, December 16th, in the Fellowship Hall following the Christmas Cantata and luncheon.  For more information, pleast contact  Holly Everhard at 304-374-0945.


CUMC'S  Annual Cookie Walk is planned for Saturday, December 8th from 10AM--1:00  PM.  Cookies and soups will be sold.  Bakers and volunteers are needed!  Please contact Molly Kopa at  More informaton will be shared as it becomes availablle.  Thank you!


We will be holding a 1 day VBS this Saturday, December 1st. from 2:00--5:00 PM This VBS iis an extension pack to the VBS Ship Wrecked we held in July.  We need volunteers as there up to 11 different activities.  This includes greeters, food prep and serving, crafts, teachers, music instructors and more.  If you are interested in donating a few hours of your time, please contact Paulette Letwen at 304-670-3573 or Holly EVerhart at 304-374-0945.


The Collective Goods shopping experience is now ready for you!  Be sure to browse the selections in the narthex before and after church today.  There are “pay and take” items, and also some that can be ordered, with delivery occurring next week.  Remember, proceeds are going to help us start a church library.

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!