- History of FUMC Pastors Booklet
- History of Pastors Part 2
- History of Pastors Part 1
- Centennial Worship Service
- Centennial Book 2012
- Direct Deposit Form
- Sermon Notes 02.20.11 Out of the Darkness
- Sermon Notes 01_10_10 Live Your Best Life
- Sermon Notes 01.30.11 Leading Change
- Sermon Notes 01.23.11 New Year, Start Here
- Sermon Notes 01.16.11 New Year, Deeper Faith
- Sermon Notes 01.09.11 New Year, New You
- Sermon Notes 12.04.11 First Advent
- Sermon Notes 12.11.11 Does God ask too much
- Sermon Notes 12.18.11 My Crazy Christmas Family
- Church Council Minutes for November 2011
- Youth Staff Proposal+CoverMemo
- March 2011 Monthly Financial Statement
- Church Council Minutes 7.20.11
- Church Council Minutes 6.20.11
- Church Council Mintues 3.16.11
- Church Conference MinutesAugust 17 and special Church Council
- 2011 Church Calendar
- SPRC Powerpoint Training
- 2011 Leadership Team2
- Leadership Values
- Nominations Committee
- 2011 Leadership Team
- SPRC Guidleines
- SPRC Training
- Staff Parish Annual Plan
- SPRC Summary
- Jan 19 2011 Worship Agenda
- Feb 16 2011 Worship Agenda
- June 4 2010 Special Called Mtg
- Sept 15 2010 Church Council
- Oct 13 2010 Church Council
- Nov 10 2010 Church Council
- May 19 2010 Church Council
- June 16 2010 Church Council
- July 14, 2010 Church Council
- Aug 11 2010 Church Council
- Apr 20 2010 Church Council
- Choir Director PD
- State of the Church 2010
- Tiding August 2010
“Welcome one another, then, just as Christ welcomed you, in order to bring praise to God.” Rms 15:7
We understand that it is difficult to break into a community when everyone is comfortable with their own routines, expectations and their own friends. Being a newcomer is like going to someone else's family reunion. Everybody knows each other, has histories and experiences in common, but you don't know quite what it is or if you are intruding on sacred turf. It is our purpose to leave no one on the edge-we want to include everyone into the family, by opening our doors and our hearts and giving them a place in our shared story and ministry.
The purpose of the Hospitality Ministry is to offer the love of Christ to our guests and welcome them in such a way that they would be transform from strangers into friends.
The word hospitality literally means love of strangers and is found several times in the New Testament (Romans 12:13; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8; 1 Peter 4:9).
1. Make every visitor, member, or guest feel they are special and belong here.
2. Eliminate barriers to visitors coming to First United Methodist Church
3. Decrease the stress, anxiety, and confusion for visitors.
4. Communicate barriers to Church Council for future planning.
5. Create a positive attitude about the church with visitors and members.
6. Encourage transformation from visitor to member.
How we help First United Methodist Church
Do you have the spiritual gift of hospitality?
Here are some suggestions for developing your spiritual gift of hospitality:
"Hospitality is the way in which God's people do more for the stranger than they might do for their dearest friends. For God often comes to us in the guise of the stranger."
"...for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me... Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these..., you did it to me. " [Matt 25: 35-36, 40]
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. [1 Peter 4:9]
Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality [Romans 12:13]