First United Methodist Church
315 Kerens Ave, Elkins WV 26241 (304) 636-0660
Family Movie Night
FUMC will host a movie night Sunday, September 23 from 5-7 p.m. in the Family Life Center to watch "Inside Out." Everyone is welcome.
Forest Festival Band Stop
First United Methodist Church will hold a band stop and provide cookies and a bottle of water during the Mountain State Forest Festival Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. on the parsonage lawn. To volunteer to help serve or donate cookies, please contact the Church office.
Backpack Food Program
When school is in session we meet to pack backpacks on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. on the stage in the Family Life Center. We are collecting new backpacks and food items to include: granola bars, individual packets of oatmeal, canned meals, fruit cups, veggie cups, snack cracker packs and pudding cups. Please drop off your items in the bin marked “BACKPACK PROGRAM” by the Church office. Monetary, school supplies and food donations are always appreciated.
Christmas Advent Dinner
Save the date. The Christmas Advent Dinner sponsored by the United Methodist Men will be held Sunday, December 2. The men invite the congregation to an evening of good food and fellowship.
The Bible Study groups will not meet during the summer. Groups will resume in the fall. Please call the church office 304-636-0660 if you have any questions.
Healthy Ministry Team
Starting September 11, we will walk in the Family Life Center every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. we will have a devotion for 15 minutes. What a great way to start the day. Everyone walks at their own pace, some enjoy the time to walk alone and listen to the Christian music playing in the FLC, others enjoy the Christian fellowship as they walk, talk and laugh. Come join us!
After collecting data from a survey, one of the interests on the survey was to do “fun things together,” such as bike riding, hiking and fun activities in Christian fellowship. We are going to start with a hiking trip since there are some beautiful, easy trails close to Elkins. This event will include a devotion and picnic. If you have an interest in the hiking trip, please stop by the Church office to sign up. Once we know who has an interest, we will find a time in October to enjoy God’s beauty together. If you cannot hike but want to participate, all are welcome.
We Care Ministries
FUMC’s We Care ministry is an outreach program for senior citizens in our community. If you have any Thinking of You cards that you would like to donate, please bring them to the Church office for the We Care Group.