Church Reports

Miracle Sunday & Worship Enhancements

After last year’s retreat, establishing our mission “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” and going forward with a new vision, the Board of Trustees announces the Worship Enhancements – Miracle Sunday Event, scheduled for February 19, 2017. This is a one-time event which we hope will move everyone to offer financial gifts over and above their regular giving and support worship enhancements throughout our facilities. The goal is to collect $400,000 in financial gifts on Miracle Sunday, not pledges.

The worship enhancements to be funded include:

  • Digital upgrades to the sanctuary organ control systems.
  • New digital equipment to provide a high level of video experience in the Chapel and Sanctuary, as well as live-stream and recording capabilities.
  • Lighting improvements in the Chapel.
  • Audio system improvements in the Sanctuary.
  • Audio video systems upgrades in Fellowship Hall and the Celebration Room.
  • Refurbishment on the hand bells and chimes.
  • Funds to support part-time staff to manage the new equipment and training.

You are encouraged to prayerfully consider how you can support this giving event and help First Church catch up and move into the 21st Century.

Click here to watch a video about our plans for worship enhancement.

2017 Church Budget

The Finance Committee of First United Methodist Church has drafted – and the Leadership Council has recently approved – the 2017 operating budget for the church. To view this document just click on the below link.

If you have questions concerning this document, please feel free to contact any member of the Leadership Council or the Finance Committee.

Max Foster, Chairperson, Finance Committee

2017 Budget presentation

Quarterly Committee Reports

Recently, Leadership Council determined that an efficient way to distribute information concerning FUMC Committee activities was to publish a quarterly report. Please use the below link to read the latest news from our ministry teams and committees. As you can see, many positive things are happening in the life of our Church! Any specific questions/suggestions concerning a committee should be directed to the person listed after the committee. If you have any questions or suggestions about the Quarterly report, please let me know.
Jill Wolters, Chair, Leadership Council

Read the latest Quarterly Update here: Quarterly Committee Update 1-2017 revised