Saying “Yes”- From Reluctant to Rejoicing: My Adventures in Youth Ministry

I  joined FUMC when I was in college, which was twenty years ago. I spent my first few years as a member by attending church most Sundays and occasionally dipping my toe into one-time events…

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Why I Serve: We Are The Church

“WE are the church, and to me finding ways to serve others is what God really calls us to do.” United Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000…

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Why I Serve: Knowing Someone Cares

“I kept thinking they need to know that someone cares.” United Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and…

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Why I Serve: Broadened, Strengthened, & Invigorated

“There is nothing in my life more rewarding than helping people in need with the basics of a stable existence.” United Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000…

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Why I Serve: Faith, Hope, Love in Action

“Being a very shy person, it was difficult for me in the beginning to step out in faith.” United Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose…

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Reaching Out Across The Aisle

BY JENNIFER CARWILE As I drove from Sunday School at FUMC to eleven o’clock service at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, I nibbled on a packet of Belvita crackers–I had heard that Baptist services go for…

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