Church News & Announcements (Page 4)

Church News & Announcements (Page 4)

You can donate online!

There is a great way to donate to FIrst United Methodist online with your debit or credit card. You can now choose what missions you’d like to route your funds to. Set up recurring donations. See this area of our website  to get started.

Order from Amazon. Then choose SMILE!

To donate –  Just set it.  And, forget it!  Did you know your purchases can help the church? Instead of going to plain, old to make your purchases, go to Amazon Smile. They give a percentage of purchases to a charity of your choice. Choose the First Church! Go to Amazon Smile — Search for South Bend…

We need volunteers at the Food Pantry!

The Food Pantry at First United Methodist needs volunteers on Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm. The helpers act as hosts to our Food Pantry shoppers by guiding shoppers through the pantry and helping them to pick out supplies. Please contact the church office at 574-233-9463 to sign up for your volunteer sessions.

God’s Generosity & Our Gratitude

God owns everything, and we get to manage it. The responsible management of these God-given resources is called stewardship. Each year at Thanksgiving, we reflect on God’s goodness and provision to us as a people, a church and a nation. One way we can express our love for people is to give from our abundance. The Stewardship Committee would like to announce the…

Thanksgiving Feast Date Set for Soup Kitchen

A Happy Thanksgiving at the Soup Kitchen This year’s Soup Kitchen’s Annual Thanksgiving Feast is scheduled for Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each year, just prior to Thanksgiving Day, over 300 people visit the dining room of First  Church for a traditional and bountiful meal. Monetary gifts to help with the purchase of food and supplies are needed.…

Wanted: Soup Kitchen Volunteers

The Downtown Soup Kitchen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has a mission to provide sustenance, companionship and hope for those in need. The Soup Kitchen provides meals at no cost to guests and is sustained by committed, compassionate volunteers (we need more!) and by the generous contributions of donors. For more information about the Downtown Soup Kitchen,…

Wanted: Singers & Ringers

It’s musical. It’s fun. Singers and Ringers are needed! The church seeks singers and ringers for the Sanctuary Choir and Hand Bell Choir. All people, regardless of music experience or faith background, are invited to take part. Contact Ben for more information at

Volunteers needed for Altar Guild

We need you! The Altar Guild is looking for more volunteers to change altar clothes at various times during the calendar year for the Sanctuary and Chapel. We have calendars explaining the colors necessary for a given year.   Green indicates GROWTH, which is the longest season Purple is for LENT, in the spring Blue for ADVENT, in December in the sanctuary, Purple for…