First United Methodist Church

M.A.P. Fall Startup Stats!

With school starting up, our M.A.P. (Mentoring for Academic Progress) program is in full swing. While continuing to focus on academic and life enrichment activities, our students are now being mentored in character development and leadership.

– We had our busiest summer with over 40 kids a week in each of our 5 summer camps.

– Our program began with a 48% increase in registrations, equaling 37 registered students.

– 7 teenagers from Reeves Terrace are taking a leadership role by being a part of our “Raising Leaders Initiative”.

– Over 80% of our adult volunteers returned this year to be a part of the M.A.P. team.

We’ve only just begun! Come join the team!

Contact: Kristina Skipper at [email protected]

Highway 45 Bowling

We had 31 kids for our bowling outing at Aloma Bowl. After enjoying pizza in the Fellowship Hall, we headed to the lanes! Thank you to our chaperones and bus driver Ken Boyd and Drew Forness.

We are always welcoming more 4th and 5th graders for each Highway 45 event. Our church family has so many amazing youth we can’t wait to see it’s continued growth.

Welcome Blake Davidson!

This morning we welcome Blake Davidson, Executive Director of Agua Viva Serves in Los Chiles, Costa Rica. Agua Viva started as a dream of one our missioners, Rick Baldocchi. Through his efforts, our church began well projects to bring clean water to the people of Los Chiles.
When Blake felt called to move there in 2012, we saw our commitment and relationships in the area blossom. During the last year our church sent 5 teams (75 missioners). What started as a mission trip from this church 8 years ago has turned into a deep relationship serving over 5,000 people and producing 47 wells, 1 water system, 4 homes and a church.