Food Pantry Sunday - May 6

First United Methodist Church members are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to the church on the first Sunday of each month to stock our food pantry. These items are used by the volunteers to provide food for the families in need. 

Especially needed are:  cereal, jelly, ketchup, flour, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned mixed vegetables, canned green beans, and Hamburger Helper.  Of course, monetary donations are always appreciated. 

ARK Staff Vacancies

FUMC is seeking to fill several vacancies as soon as possible in the ARK (Accepting Responsibility for Kids) Ministry staff.  Primary duties under the direction of the ARK Coordinator, and in her/his absence the Director of Youth, Adult, and Family Ministries include, but are not limited to:

1) 3 or more Sundays per month (8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) providing child care for preschool children through elementary age children
2) Lead or assist other ARK staff in activities for the children in the care of ARK
3) Attend "Children's Moments" during 9 a.m. Perceptions and 11 a.m. Classic worship services in the sanctuary with children in the care of ARK
4) Suggest and/or contribute, in consultation with ARK Coordinator (in her/his absence the Director of Youth, Adult, and Family Ministries), age-appropriate activities for children in the care of ARK.

Required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities include but are not limited to:

1) Experience in child care provision required with a minimum of a high school diploma. College credit or Undergraduate degree in this area a plus.
2) Exhibiting Christ-like patience and love for children in the care of ARK.
3) Moral Standards and ethics as represented by and in keeping with the Christian ideas.
4) Strong interpersonal skills.
5) Excellent personal demeanor.
6) Excellent attendance and punctuality.

Salary $9.00 per hour

Inquiries or applications (cover letter, résumé, three references with contact information) can be sent to sprc@champaignfumc.org.

Appalachia Mission Trip

Helping to Provide Affordable Housing for a Low-Income Family

It was a wonderful time of the year to be in Kentucky helping build a house for a single mother and her three daughters. This year’s team of five worked inside a recently framed house.  Working alongside the Housing Development Alliance, Inc. carpenters we did much of the prep work prior to the electrical, plumbing, and dry wall contractors coming in.  We also worked outside  building a deck and putting up vinyl siding.  We are always looking for more folks to join us in these fall trips to Appalachia. Halloween in Hazard was definitely a treat!

 left to right: Ronnie (HDA carpenter), Greg Walters, John Doll, Jerry Doll, Hillary Veitch, Anthony (HDA carpenter), Larry Corum

left to right: Ronnie (HDA carpenter), Greg Walters, John Doll, Jerry Doll, Hillary Veitch, Anthony (HDA carpenter), Larry Corum