United Methodist Men
Scouting is a major focus of the Methodist Men. Presently we are planning a merit badge project to connect our men with the young scouting men and our community. Men in our church are involved in Habitat for Humanity building projects. We are open to suggestion to expand and partner with existing ministries. To learn more about the Men's group visit us at the ministry fair. This group is chartered with the General Council of United Methodist Men, gcumm.org
Jesus asked that the little children be brought to him and used a little child as an example of how we should come to him. At FUMC, our prayer is that all children have an opportunity to meet Jesus face to face. These opportunities include Christmas and Easter celebrations; Vacation Bible School and other events that provide story and play using God’s Word.
United Methodist Youth Fellowship
The purpose of UMYF is to provide an opportunity for youth to grow as Christ’s disciples. Through study and service, youth learn how to apply God’s Word in their lives and share that same word with others. These study and service opportunities include regular meetings; working with the FUEL UP Ministry; volunteering at Vacation Bible School and other church events; fun and fellowship events and trips; and attending the yearly Conference Event known as Pilgrimage.
Stephen Ministers are people trained to provide Christ centered care to a person going through a period in their life where they need extra support. Stephen Ministers are matched with a person who has requested care and who can benefit from that care. Home Communion is provided once a month to those home bound church members who request this ministry.
SHARE Meal - Fellowship for Seniors
Service, Helping, Action, Religion, Evangelism: This is a fellowship and worship meeting started September 4, 1980 by John Justice. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at 12 noon except in June, July and August. Although geared to the needs of senior adults (church and community members), attendance is open to all. We are self-sustaining and rely on donations for the cost of meals.
Seniors on the Go
This is a monthly meeting held the last Monday of each month unless a trip requires a different day. The group meets for a fun time of fellowship through games, movies, special sharing activities, lunches, short day trips and many other activities of friendship and love. The only requirements for membership are being a senior with love of God and a desire to make new friends. Our group is made up of church and community members.
Spiritual Formation and Small Group Studies
FUMC offers Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults. Each class uses several different types of curriculum throughout the year. During the Lent and Advent Seasons, the special studies are used to prepare our hearts in anticipation of Easter and Christmas. There are also other opportunities for Spiritual Formation during weekly small group settings. A variety of curriculums are used to explore God’s word and develop one’s individual spiritual discipline in order to serve Him and others.
The women of FUMC are always busy! They meet once each month except June, July and August to share in fellowship; God’s word; and to provide support to our church family. During the church year, they host the Birthday Banquet; FUMC has Talent Night! and Holiday Bazaar. They also raise funds for a variety of needs in the church. Most recently they purchased a new stove and refrigerator for the kitchen. The following ministries are sponsored by the women.
Bereavement: This ministry is made up of all the women of the church. They are divided into four groups and called on a rotating basis when a church member passes away. Each lady in the group is asked to prepare a dish for the meal on the day of the funeral.
Fellowship: This committee is responsible for setting up and cleaning up for all church meals. They welcome all volunteers.
Threads of Faith: All are welcome to join our craft group, Threads of Faith. We create and provide prayer shawls for our community neighbors experiencing loss and/or health issues. Recently, we have added the creation of chemo caps and baby blankets. All items are blessed during a regular church service. We meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 10:30 am to 12 noon. Frequently, the group goes to lunch afterwards.
Serving in Worship
The following Serving Steward opportunities allow laity to actively participate on a regular basis in worship.
Acolyte/Crucifer: You are carrying the cross and light of Christ into and out of worship reminding us that Christ should always be before us in worship and as we go out to serve Him in the world. If you are a third grader to an adult, you are invited to serve as an acolyte and/or crucifer during our Worship services.
Lay Readers: The reading and hearing of God's Word is an important part of Worship. We invite youth and adults to share in this important part of worship.
Nursery Volunteers: It is so very important that parents have a safe place for their young children to be while they are in worship. We practice the Safe Sanctuary model which requires two adults or one adult and one youth at all times in the Nursery.
Greeters: Hospitality is an important part of who we are at FUMC. Guiding visitors and regular attendees into worship and through the building allows for a feeling of welcome and security.
Ushers: Ushering is another role in hospitality. The Ushers lead worship attendees into and during worship.
Altar Guild: The flowers placed in worship are an outward sign of God's gifts to us. Many members of the congregation share flowers weekly in memory and/or honor of special people or events in their lives. The care and presentation of our Chancel area is also an important part of worship. The Altar Guild coordinator is responsible for this ministry and its coordination.
Communion Stewards/Servers: Sharing the sacrament of Holy Communion is a reminder of God’s gift of His Son to us. The Stewards and Servers assist the Pastor in the preparation and act of the sacrament.
Sound/Video Ministry: The mission of this team is to provide the sound and video for our two weekly worship services as well as the sound for funeral services, weddings or special events. They provide CD’s for the CD Ministry to deliver to our home bound members.
CD Ministry: Volunteers take recordings of the weekly church service, along with the church bulletin for that service, to home bound church members who have requested it.
The Music Ministry of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH of Siler City is intent on allowing worshipping members to musically inspire our congregants’ worship experience. They can do this by volunteering their time and talents with any or all of the following: Sanctuary Choir; Hand Bell Choir; Vocal groups; Instrumental or Vocal solos; and Instrumental groups
Purpose: The Evangelism Team is charged with reaching out to invite new persons to join our church.
This Team takes the lead in welcoming and following up with visitors. They identify opportunities for the Church to reach out to and invite community members to join us in worship and fellowship activities. Some of these activities include Family Movie Nights; being present at community events such as the Milo Holt Festival and Third Friday Art Walk; helping to promote and participate in FUMC’s in-house events such as the WE CARE FAIR and Vacation Bible School.
Although a self-sustaining ministry, the UMM are very supportive of the Scouting Ministry at FUMC. This ministry includes opportunities for Cub Scouts; Boy Scouts and a Venturing Crew. The Aims of Boy Scouting are Character Development; Citizenship Training and Physical and Mental Fitness. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts meet Tuesdays at 7pm. Our leaders use the scouting program to guide, coach, and mentor the boys into tomorrow’s good citizens and leaders.