Our Mission, Ministry
We are finishing up Season One of "The Chosen" on Sundays at 9 a.m. in the youth room.
Children's Church will NOT be held during the summer months to give volunteers a break and allow for planning time. The nursery will be open for infants through PreK. Scholarship forms will be printed and set out for those going to college in Fall 2023. Pastor Stephanie would like to encourage children and youth to spend a week this summer at Camp Chippewa. For details go to campchippewa.org.
Cards or acts of caring for births, celebrations, illness, etc. are being organized. Prayer Ministry goals include a prayer group to meet weekly and for a prayer email to be sent to those wishing to participate.
Planning for future activities and assessing past ones.
Mission and Outreach
Will host a potato bar for the third Sunday lunch. Will purchase hygiene backpacks with the money collected from the Lenten offering. The five confirmation students each collected items for an UMCOR Kit.
Ideas include carnations for all ladies on Mothers Day, popcorn bags for men on Fathers Day and cupcakes on Pentecost.
Third Sunday Lunches
May - The Mission Team will host on Sunday, May 21 with a potato bar.
The following members have upcoming birthdays in May:
23 - Matt Cyphers
24 - Lori Barnes, Brock Mitchell
26 - Carrie Kahle
27 - Karen Matson
28 - Tiffany Ditzler
29 - Dalton Colhouer, Dakota Colhouer
Blessing Box Collection
We are accepting non-perishable food items (that will not freeze) for the Blessing Box located at Linscott Park in Holton (by the police station. The motto on the door reads "Take What You Need. . . Leave What You Can."
The food helps members of the Holton community feed their families when they need some help to make ends meet. This is a way we can share the blessings God has given us with those less fortunate.
Items may be left at the church, if you wish, and we will deliver them to the box.
Thank you for donating food items for the local New Hope Food Pantry in April. Numbers were up due to Spring Break and new families needing assistance. Current shortages include powdered and evaporated milk, spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes/potato flakes and personal care items.
Church members are responsible for stocking the Blessing Box located at Linscott Park.
May 28 Worship
Pentecost - Wear Red
Pentecost is a Christian holiday which takes place on the 50th day after Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ According to Christian tradition, the Day of Pentecost commemorates the day when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the disciples in Jerusalem after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Christians mark this date as the beginning of the Christian Church as we know it. At Pentecost, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, people from every tongue, race, and nation are brought together in Jesus Christ. God has reconciled us individually to himself through his son Jesus, and through him we have been made one body in the church. We wear red to signify the work of the Holy Spirit.
Worship Through Music
Praise through music is an important expression of faith at First United Methodist Church. Luckily, we have been blessed with many talented musicians in our congregation.
O Come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1
The sound of children singing is music to our ears! Rainbow Connection is our children's choir for children currently in second to sixth grade. Rainbow Connection is under the direction of Dolores Wright. Will resume in the fall.
The Chancel Choir is filled with the soulful voices of some of our musically talented members and friends--singing throughout the school year. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 and is under the direction of Dolores Wright.
The Lady Belles handbell choir has delighted and inspired our congregation with their beautiful music for many years. Under the direction of Dolores Wright, the Lady Belles rehearse from 5:45 - 6:25 on Wednesdays during the school year.