Mark Your Calendars

UMM Breakfast

May 12th

The United Methodist Men's Breakfast is THIS Saturday, May 12th at Outlaws BBQ (2334 SE 8th Street). It starts at 7:30 AM and all men of the church are invited!

Food Distribution

May 12th

Body of Christ Food Distribution is THIS Saturday, May 12th from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Youth Building. Come help us serve our community!

Silent Auction Items

The music ministry is accepting donations for the Silent Auction during the Earl Tom Keel Luncheon. They must be NEW items and we would LOVE gift cards and gift certificates.

Contact Debra Owings at 214-4151248 or

Grief Support Group

May 20th

During Sunday School hour on 3rd Sundays, a Grief Support Group will meet in Wesley Hall. ANYone is welcome, and this is a group that will grow and shrink according to individuals’ needs. We will address issues common to ANY kind of grief (not just death or illness).

Spring & Summer Schedule

Garage Sale

May 5


Senior Sunday with Earl Tom Keel Lunch

May 20


Hat Sunday

June 17


High School Mission Trip

June 24-30


Independence Day Picnic

July 1


Vacation Bible School

July 8-12


Junior High Mission Trip

July 9-13


Children's Choir Camp

July 23-27 (Musical Program July 27)


Rock the Block and Clothing Sale

August 18

Earl Tom Keel Luncheon

May 20th

The Earl Tom Keel Luncheon for Senior Recognition takes place on Sunday, may 20th directly after the 11:00 Service. Come join us in celebrating our graduates!

Know the Good News!

Our contemporary and Spanish-language services teamed up to work on the community garden and 3 houses. (Wow!)


Our youth will help with hurricane relief and wheelchair ramps on their mission trips this summer.


Our giving in December 2017 was $22,000 more than 2016. (Thank you!)

Our estimates of giving for 2018 were up $13,000 over 2017. (Sounds like a good future!)

Our church still has 8 more months for God’s call of generosity in 2018. Jan-March fell a little short, but the good news is, we still have time to reach our estimated goal

Your Finance Committee asks you to consider the good news about First Church and the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We give to bless others, so we invite you to join us in giving like we believe the Good News!

Check Out Our Programs

There's more to FUMCGP than Sunday mornings!


Come try us out:

For children’s activities on Wednesdays 5:30-7. Supper’s available

starting at 5.

For youth activities on Sundays noon-4. Lunch is included!

For adult studies on Sunday mornings in a choice of Sunday School

classes and a Wednesday bible study.

For young adult fellowship Tuesdays in homes, supper & prayer group.

For men’s fellowship second Saturdays 7:30 a.m. at Outlaw’s Barbecue.

For missions first Tuesdays’ vaccination clinic, second Saturdays’ food

distribution, or in the community garden

Church Leaders Needed

If you have not yet had a chance to fill out a “Commitment to Serve” card (1/2 sheet), please pick one up on the table in the foyer, fill it out, and give it to an usher or staff member.

GP Food & Clothing Co-op

In March we received 717.5 lbs. of food from FUMC and wanted to thank everyone for such a blessing to our community.

Pantry Needs…Canned Meat (like chili or ravioli, etc.), Tomato products (sauce, whole, diced, etc.),

Corn, Green beans, and cash to purchase needed items.

Clothing Needs…Men’s & Boys.…Shoes (all sizes);

Men’s jeans [sizes 32 – 36]; Men’s underwear [med & lg.]; boys underwear [all sizes], Men’s summer t-shirts [all sizes] and Men’s and boys white t-shirts.

Women’s…Shoes (size 9 ½, 10, 11, 12); socks.

Other Items needed…QUEEN & KING SHEETS, BLANKETS [double, queen & king] and TOWELS

NOTE: Please check expiration date on all food items.

                  The Co-op can NOT give out expired items.

Kids, Inc. Clothing Needs

Kids In Need of Clothing, Inc. need the following:

Appropriate school clothing for P-12 grade

New underwear, socks, hats and gloves

Gently used tops and coats

Box available for drop off in narthex. 

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