Posts with the category “adults”
New Hands Helping
by Valerie Coppage on September 16th, 2023
Volunteering at The Kitchen of Clay County this morning... 5 members of the More 2 Life small group were out of town, but 8 church friends stepped in to volunteer for the first time with us! We had a great time making and serving 87 soup & sandwich lunches to those in need....
Top of the Evening
by Faith Parry on September 13th, 2023
The men went out to Jacksonville this week to hit some golf balls. Why? Because spending time together and doing something you enjoy is what it means to fellowship!Church is about more than worship. If we're to grow closer to God together, we need to build relationships with one another. When we have friendships, we can support each other in our work, family, and spirit lives. Our men's ministry r...
Boomers for Bannerman
by Faith Parry on September 6th, 2023
It's always exciting to receive new members to our church. If you haven't had a chance, check out the recent postings that share our new members. What's even more exciting is when those new to our church family jump in and share their gifts, talents, and passions with the church family. As I write this, I'm listening to one of these new members pounding away as he repairs a closet in the church....
by Katie Strickland on August 30th, 2023
FIUMC MOMS is hosting a five-week Bible Study using the book "MOM UP" by Kara-Kae James. Because we know mom-life can be crazy and we want to include as many moms as possible, we are hosting this Bible Study both online and in-person. How will this work you may ask? The book is broken into five parts with 3-4 chapters in each part. Each week, starting Wednesday, September 20, we will cover one of ...
Women Help a Stranger
by Faith Parry on July 18th, 2023
The women of Fleming Island (with some of their male counterparts) banded together to cook, make sandwiches, and serve our community. With only 7 sets of hands, this quick working group of ladies served soup, sandwiches, and pulled pork to our community through the Middleburg location of the Clay County kitchen. Their results? 150 lunches served!Did you know that older children and youth are welco...
by Faith Parry on July 5th, 2023
At Annual Conference this year, the clergy were invited to a year-long challenge to improve our health. What better way to help us lead from a healthy place than to make it a competition? Even better, they invited us to bring our congregations into it to help increase our chances of winning prizes in the efforts...so by completing this work, you can help Pastor Faith possibly win something at Annu...
Moms Morning Out
by RanDee Asquith on June 7th, 2023
Written by RanDee Asquith FIUMC Moms is an awesome group that was formed to bring moms together. This is a group of moms who support one another, while providing our children an opportunity to socialize and make friends. We are currently meeting twice a month. On the first Thursday of each month, we meet for a walk or breakfast, often near a park so the kids can play. We have recently started...
Small Group Big Impact
by Valerie Coppage on May 20th, 2023
Today was a great day for Volunteering! Members of our Men's Ministry began their day at 8:00 am painting at one of the Habitat for Humanity homes in Green Cove Springs. At 10:00 am, members of the More 2 Life small group & friends met at the Middleburg location of the Kitchen of Clay County to prepare and serve 106 soup & sandwich lunches to those in need....
Thank You Men
by Clay County Habitat on May 20th, 2023
What an amazing day! Thank you for being love in action and being part of the change for affordable housing, where every volunteer helps to build strength, stability, and independence! According to the Independent Sector, the average national value of a volunteer is estimated at $31.80 an hour, although we know that the heart of a volunteer is priceless! Your contribution of service helps exten...
by Howard Rieger on April 22nd, 2023
The Men’s Ministry today had a great turnout for our first community bbq. The weather was awesome as well as the fellowship. We even introduced a few members of our community to the excellent work our church is doing in spreading the gospel!!! Thank you to all that attended. Looking forward to our next one. ...
Women in Fellowship and Service Together
by Deborah Hudgins on March 9th, 2023
Sisterhood of Grace is the women's ministry of FIUMC. We focus on faith, service, fellowship and FUN! By gathering once a month we are able to strengthen the bonds of the women in our church and community. All of our gatherings are an open invitation for women of all ages to participate. Over the last few months, we have served in The Kitchen of Clay providing soup and sandwiches to anyone in need; collected food and packed Thanksgiving boxes for families of children at Green Cove Springs Junior High; gathered for our annual Christmas party where we shared food, participated in a gift exchange, and collected socks for the Orange Park Clothes Closet; and most recently visited Sweet Pete's for a Chocoholic Tour followed by lunch.
Fun and Impact
by Faith Parry on March 9th, 2023
In December, the women had a Christmas party with 21 ladies present. They do this every year with good food, games, and fun. But the party is more than simply celebrating the holidays together. Years ago, they established a tradition of collecting new socks to donate to The Clothes Closet. We received the following letter (pictured above) from The Clothes Closet a few weeks ago: Dear Pastor Parry,...
February Clay County Kitchen
by Valerie Coppage on February 18th, 2023
What a great way to spend a Saturday morning helping others in our community! Members of our Pace Island Small Group volunteered at The Kitchen of Clay County, Middleburg location, today preparing and serving 132 lunches to those in need....
by Faith Parry on December 22nd, 2022
I had the pleasure of helping pack our thanksgiving boxes for a bit. (My box is on the left side in the back. 😃) I was blown away by everyone's generosity. Through our church's generosity, we collected around 600 items, with a value of around $1,500. These items filled 13 boxes, and 2 additional snack boxes for the school to keep on hand.Each box was filled was the following items: Cornbread MixSt...
October in the Bag
by Faith Parry on November 10th, 2022
October was a busy month, but we have so many things to celebrate. Many know this, but I wasn't in favor of doing the pumpkin patch this year. Why? Because I was worried it would over-tax our congregation's time. Why am I telling you this? Because I was wrong and I'm glad to be wrong.I'm a firm believer in sharing my opinion and then stepping back. The church council rallied together to bring the ...
Fun at Top Gun
by Faith Parry on June 28th, 2022
When the movie and the company are good, you couldn't ask for a better night! Check out how the Pace Island small group had a fun evening of multi-generational fun...
The Ladies Went to Downton
by Faith Parry on June 8th, 2022
Who would have guessed that for $6.99 a person, you could have traveled, not only to England and France, but also travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties! That’s what a group of ladies did, yesterday as they gathered together for some community and…
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