Women of the Church

The Women of the Church group meets once a month for devotions, study, service,
mission and fellowship. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in the church Library.

Two fundraisers are held to provide support for mission projects and to purchase needed items for the church:
▪ Potato Bake in late September
▪ Annual Roast Pork Dinner in the fall for the community

The group also serves funeral dinners for our church family experiencing a loss and
delivers cookies to our homebound members during the holidays.

All women are invited to be a part of this group.

Nurture, Outreach and Witness Committee (NOW)

Caring and Sharing within the Congregation

Postcards are sent to all church members on their Birthday. Cards are also sent to those who have been hospitalized or experience a death in the family.

Calls and visits are made to our homebound members and those suffering an illness.

During Lent and Advent, the NOW Committee delivers a flowering plant and daily devotional booklet to our homebound members. They send devotional calendars to all
members in the Flame newsletter.

NOW sponsored a watercolor class for our church family led by an artist in the

Small gifts are given to the graduates of our FUMC Preschool program.

Outreach to Community

Community Senior Time was started in March for area seniors. It is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. Lunch is served around noon and a time of fellowship follows with an activity, educational speaker, or entertainment. Reservations are encouraged.

NOW sponsors the All-Town Garage Sale in June and provides maps of all registered
garage sale locations.

NOW provides popcorn and water bottles to those watching the Homecoming Parade from
our parking lot.

A table is set up in the parking lot during the town Trick or Treat hours with candy for
the gobblins.

During the year NOW helps the community by sponsoring:

  • Blood Drive
  • Lifeline Screening
  • Senior & Disabled Tax Exemption event

Participation in Community Events

The church participates with a booth, table or float in community events such as:

  • Red Carpet Corridor in early May
  • Catfish Days in July
  • Fall Festival in October
  • Holiday Parade in November


Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings twice a month for worship during the school year. The members practice on Wednesday evenings at 7. This choir is for high school students and adults.

UMC Praise Ringers

The UMC Praise Ringers is a 5-octave English hand bell choir that practices on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. They perform monthly during the worship service October through May. They also perform during the Community Thanksgiving service and at other times. The choir is open to high school students and adults.

Special Music

We welcome special music throughout the year, especially during the summer when the choirs are taking a break. Contact the church office or pastor if you have a talent to share.

Christian Fellowship Group (CFG)

Christian Fellowship Group is open to all ages and all stages. It is for anyone who wants to come together for a potluck meal and fellowship.

The group meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December) in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish or two to share. Stay after the meal and spend some time getting to know others in the church.

Men’s Club

The Men’s Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. at a local
restaurant to share breakfast, fellowship and devotions.

Some months they have a project to work on following the meeting such as church grounds clean up, repairing the playground equipment or repairing bikes.

For over 35 years, an annual open-to-the-public Spaghetti Dinner has been held as the
main fundraiser to support church, local and global missions.

Men’s Club Bike Ministry

The Men’s Club repairs donated, no-longer-needed bicycles to be given to children and
youth who need a bike and area residents who need transportation. Their goal is to
provide 50 useable bikes for the yearly Wilmington Sharefest held in early August.

Men’s Club Good Nites Ministry

The Men’s Club started the Good Nites ministry to provide beds to area residents in
need of a bed. They recognized that after food and clothing is provided through two
area agencies, families also need a bed for a good night’s sleep and optimal health. A
bed frame (sometimes with a head and footboard), new mattress set, new sheets and
pillows are delivered with the bed and the bed is set up in place. Mattress pads are
usually included.

Beds can only be requested by contacting Our Caring Closet or Kuzma Care Cottage
who evaluate the need.

All men are invited to participate in the group’s activities and fellowship.