First United Methodist Church
315 Kerens Ave, Elkins WV 26241 (304) 636-0660
Virtual Children’s Church lessons via Facebook take place on Thursdays at 3 p.m. We will be discovering together through Bible stories, animated videos, arts and crafts, science experiments, and snack-tivities what it looks like to truly worship God with all of our hearts, souls, minds and strength. For access to the private Facebook group, contact Kary McAtee at 304-642-0518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Youth Group for middle and high school students via Zoom takes place on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Together we learn more about the life and ministry of Jesus and what that means to us today. For the access code, contact Kary McAtee at 304-642-0518 or email@example.com.
Backpack Food Program
The Backpack Food Program packing sessions have resumed on Thursday evenings in the kitchen off the Family Life Center at 6:30 p.m. Packers are on rotating schedules in order to comply to CDC guidelines, etc. If you would like to help pack, please contact Trudy Carowick at 304-636-2112.
We are continuing to accept food and monetary donations for the Backpack Program for the needy children of Randolph County. You may drop your items off on Sundays in the bin marked "Backpack Program" by the church office. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping each other safe and healthy. We are collecting new backpacks and food items to include: granola bars, individual packets of oatmeal, canned ravioli, 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.
The Mission Team is collecting the following items for the Lighthouse Community Recovery Home: backpacks, toothpaste and toothbrush, Old Spice deodorant (solid), black combs, bar deodorant soap, disposable razors (a couple for each backpack), boxer briefs size XL, white short socks size XL, white t-shirts size XL and black shower shoes (Walmart – size 10-10 1/2 ) cost is $9.99. For more information, contact Kim Urban at 304-636-5534.
Pioneer Club children are learning virtually. Each week the children learn how to be living like Jesus. We are unable to feed the children physically each week, but we are supplying biblical lessons through videos, written lessons and bible study. The Pioneer Club program created 24 weeks of videos on “Living Like Jesus” we will share weekly. The videos coordinate with lesson from the Adventure material. God always supplies our needs and we are so thankful our church members donated to the purchase of Bibles for each Pioneer child at Christmas. We know Jesus is the great comforter and know the children are very blessed to have their bibles with them. They know Jesus loves them; he comforts them and is with them. Pioneer Club Ministries is open to all children in the community in kindergarten through 6th grade. If you know a child that would like to participate in the Pioneer Club and you would like them to receive the videos and lessons, please message Shelley at 304-704-7039 or
Adult Sunday School
On January 10, the Adult Sunday School Class began their 48 Bible Studies: Fruit of the Spirit via Zoom. The study will spend six weeks on each fruit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The class takes place from 10-10:45 a.m. each Sunday. If interested in participating, it is easy to join each week by using a computer or cell phone. There is a book that can be ordered but if not each week we will send a scripture and questions. All that is needed is a name, an email address and a phone number, and then an invitation will be sent back by email (additional details will be sent once registered). Call the church office at 304-636-0660 to register.
All men are welcome to the Men's Breakfast every Thursday at 6:45 a.m. for faith, food and fellowship. Contact the church office for information about outdoor meeting location.
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.
YouTube Live Stream
To view the live stream of FUMC 11 a.m. services, follow these instructions:
There is a simple way to always know when a YouTube video stream is coming live. YouTube allows you to be notified of any live video stream of your choice as soon as it goes live. For this to work, you have to open the live video stream for the Sunday Service that has already occurred. Indicate that you want to be notified of the live stream when it happens by clicking on the small bell like icon next to the “Subscribe” button below the video frame. About two minutes before the start of the next live stream from our Church, you will be sent an e-mail indicating that the church service will begin soon.