SERVE IN OUR MINISTRIES

Several internal ministries couldn’t exist as they do without the commitment of the many volunteers who foster transformation through their God-given talents and abilities.

 

 

 

 

CARE

Spiritual gifts are used and not wasted as we share the transforming love of Christ through care. The Holy Spirit uses our efforts to change hearts. If you have a passion for walking with others in hard times, you may want to consider becoming a Partner in Care or a Stephen Minister.

Contact: Rick Waters, Pastor of Care

CHILDREN’S VOLUNTEERS

Our children’s ministry program exists to introduce children to the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help them to live their whole lives in response. We do so by building Christ-centered relationships, teaching a Bible-centered curriculum, and participating in missional activities.

Anyone who is interested in serving in this ministry MUST complete their Safe Sanctuaries. You can find a list of requirements here.

Contact: Janet Durrwachter, Executive Pastor

fuse* VOLUNTEERS

Do you feel called to work with students? Apply to become a fuse* volunteer! There are three parts to the application process:

Contact: Janet Durrwachter, Executive Pastor

HOSPITALITY

The Hospitality team creates an environment where each person feels welcome and comfortable. You can expect to have fun, care for new people, share community with your team, and play a significant role in helping someone have a wonderful experience.

Contact: Matt Lake, Lead Pastor

TECH TEAM

The Tech Team supports Sunday morning worship and other technical needs throughout the week. If you have an eye for detail and enjoy working behind the scenes, this area of ministry is for you.

Contact: Katie Conrad, Director of Technology

WORSHIP BAND

The Worship Band leads Sunday Worship at the Christian Life Center (CLC) with modern music. If you have musical abilities and a desire to cultivate an environment for worship, then we would love to have you join!

Contact: Jon Saylor, Worship Band Leader

SERVE THE COMMUNITY

We seek to come together as the people of Christ to love our neighbors and care for the needs of others. First Church is committed to supporting our community and developing relationships that strengthen our unity and glorify God.

 

 

 

 

ANGEL TREE

October 18 – November 29, 2020

Help spread the holiday cheer to children this Christmas! First Church is teaming with The Salvation Army to provide toys to children who otherwise wouldn’t receive gifts. Each Angel Tree tag lists the child’s gender, age, and suggested items to buy. If you would like to help with this project, there will be tags available before and after the Sanctuary Worship Services beginning October 18.

Gifts will need to be returned unwrapped with the tag in a box or gift bag to Sunday Worship or the Church Office no later than Sunday, November 29th.

Contact: Cherie Moyer | 570 – 772 – 7800

COAT DRIVE

October 1 – December 31, 2020

First Church will be collecting winter clothing to be distributed to adults and children in need through Family Promise. This year we’re focused on collecting donations for Family Promise to give away at their site to accommodate social distancing and safety requirements. Their mission is to provide a coat for every person who needs one.

Our drive will accept winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens of all sizes (we are especially in need of extra-large adult sizes and children’s sizes). Coats should be clean, gently-used, and of good quality. Coats with rips, broken zippers, or stains will not be accepted, and neither will sweatshirts, vests, or spring coats.

Donations can be dropped off at the church office Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the foyer, or you can bring them to Sunday service where a drop off container is provided.

ContactBen CornadDirector of Community Outreach

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

October 4 – November 15, 2020

Beginning October 4th, we’ll be distributing and collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. It’s our way of sharing Christ’s love with the children of the world, by packing a shoebox full of gifts. These will be distributed to needy children around the world by Samaritan’s Purse. In addition to the gifts, these children will be offered lessons in discipleship so that they too may begin a journey following Christ.

In this strange pandemic season, we are offering 4 ways for you to give:

1. Shoeboxes will be available for you to pick up and drop off before and after church services on 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, and 11/8.

2. Give online (At this link you can build and pay for your shoebox online. By using this specific page, your donation will be credited to First Church and you can contribute in a contactless way!)

3. Pick up/drop off a box at the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9 AM – 3 PM.

4. Pick up/drop off a box at the CLC on Wednesdays between 3 PM – 5 PM.

We ask that for each box you pack, to include a $9 donation to cover shipping and handling. (Make all checks payable to “First United Methodist Church”.)

 
Contact: Erin Mowrey, Office Manager

SUSQUE LEARNING SITE

The hybrid schedule which has been built by the Williamsport Area School District splits students up and puts them in the public-school building either on Monday and Wednesday OR on Tuesday and Thursday. On the days in which the students are not in a physical classroom, they need to do classes remotely. It is our hope to open First Church’s North Campus building to families who need to work and cannot leave their children home unattended. During school days, the building will be open for students to do their remote learning in a safe, supervised, socially-distanced manner while their parents are working.  In order to provide this service to our community, we will also need the help of volunteers who are able and willing to be supervisors of the students at the study space.
  • Volunteers can work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or they can work Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
  • There will be Morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) shifts and Afternoon (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) shifts if you can only be there for part of the day.
  • Volunteers need Safe Sanctuary Clearances.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement

THE ACTS NETWORK

If you desire to reach those who are not yet here, consider becoming an Acts Network leader. Each Acts Network community is contextual and seeks to connect with people on their turf.

Contact: Mitch Marcello, Director of The Acts Network

COMMUNITY OUTREACH –

MONDAY DINNER

People who serve here help with meal preparation in the Christian Life Center and hand out meals at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport. We follow health/safety guidelines and wear a mask while distributing food.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement

COMMUNITY OUTREACH –

FRESH EXPRESS

Here, folks organize food delivered by the Central PA Food Bank and hand out packages of that food to community members.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement

COMMUNITY OUTREACH –

FIRST NIGHT

People who serve here prepare takeout meals and distribute them at the Christian Life Center. We follow health/safety guidelines and wear a mask while distributing food.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement