Welcome! FIRST UNITED METHODIST MISSION & VISION Our Mission is to lead persons to Christ and disciple believers. The Vision of First United Methodist Church of Manchester: As followers of Jesus, led by the Holy Spirit, we… Step boldly out of our comfort zones so we grow deeper in our faith; Feed the hungry both body and soul; Provide worship and spiritual growth opportunities; Promote truth and justice; Always value others over ourselves so together we can grow in Christ. Meet Our CHURCH STAFF… Rev. Randy Brown, Pastor Rev. Dana Brooks, Dir. of Music & Education Andrew Mochrie, Youth Director Cindy Lamb, Dir. Children’s Ministries Barbara Williams, Church Secretary Nona Jarratt, Financial Secretary Brooke Hazen, Organist/Pianist Ricky Bradford, Custodian Bonnie Alford, Nursery Caregiver Belinda Holman Ferrell, Nursery Caregiver Judy Brooks, Director of Christian Learning Center Welcome to Manchester First United Methodist Church FELLOWSHIP GROUPS Small interest groups are important in the growth of individuals. Some of these include: United Methodist Women; United Methodist Men; Wesley Wanderers (Adults); and Cell Groups (for spiritual growth). Check out the Fellowship Brochure for more information on these groups. NEW SCHEDULE: SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – FELLOWSHIP TIME 8:25 and 10:55 a.m. – WORSHIP (Holy Communion each 1st Sunday) MUSIC MINISTRY Worship through song and music plays a big role in the life of Manchester FUMC, beginning with our Cherubs and SongLand Celebration choirs, through Men’s Chorus and Praise Band, Sanctuary Choir and Adult Handbell Choirs. Cokesbury Hymn Sings are observed each 5th Sunday, but singing hymns is a part of Children's Church and many Sunday School classes as well. For more details about opportunities to serve through the ministry of music, see the Music Ministry brochure! First United Methodist Church 105 Church Street Manchester, Tennessee 37355 Phone: 931-728-4624 Fax: 931-728-8285 E-mail: [email protected] Pastor E-mail: [email protected] Web Page: www.manchesterfirst.org Worship is the central act of the people of God. Without question, this is central to our life as a body of believers. When we gather every Sunday morning, our primary focus is not on ourselves but on our Lord. We join together to exalt God, lifting our voices in praise to the One who gives us life in all its fullness. As you consider where you will make your church home, remember that, above all, the supreme reason a congregation meets is to truly worship God and prepare to serve God. If this is your heart’s desire, we believe you’ll find a special place where you fit perfectly – First United Methodist Church. Welcome to Manchester First United Methodist Church! We are very pleased to have you worship with us. I hope you find in our congregation radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service and extravagant generosity. Join us on Wednesday Night (during the school year) for Wednesday Night Together. We offer a covered-dish fellowship meal each Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m. there is a vast assortment of studies and activities for children, youth, and adults. Inside this brochure you will see a listing of some of our ongoing ministries. Our Director of Music and Education, Rev. Dana Brooks, leads several choirs of different ages and types and works with our educational ministries. Andrew Mochrie is our Youth Director. Cindy Lamb leads in our children’s ministries. Judy Brooks directs our Christian Learning Center that includes both a Preschool program (Monday through Friday) and Mother’s Day Out (Mon., Wed, and Friday.) We hope that you will come again and eventually make our church your church home. This is a vibrant church, and we invite you to become part of it. Join us in the Christian journey and may God bless you and your family. Rev. Randy Brown, Pastor MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES We offer a variety of opportunities for worship, fellowship, service and education for all ages. As you visit the pages of our website (www.manchesterfirst.org) you'll learn about our programs for children, youth, singles, families, adults, senior adults, the homebound and those in care facilities. We invite you to become a part of Manchester First UMC! OUTREACH Food Pantry in cooperation with Good Samaritan Center.. Pastor’s Assistance Fund – helps persons in need with food, gas, bus tickets, medicine, etc. Communion is shared with our shut-ins each first Sunday. and other ministries to community, local and global. CHILDREN Keeping young people involved, active, and learning builds a base for Christian values to carry with them into adulthood. Our Elementary and Youth Sunday School divisions pursue that goal. UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Our church has two circles; the Sallie O'Neal Circle meets on the 3rd Monday in the evening at member's homes. The Day Circle meets on the 4th Tuesday in the church parlor, at 10:00 a.m., with a Dutch treat lunch to follow at a local restaurant, for those who are interested. Both circles have outings at least once a year, planned by the members. We are supportive of local, regional, state, national, and global ministries. There is a program prepared by a member of the circle each month. We also do mission studies with other churches in our district once a year. You would be most welcome to visit or join either group. Our Sunday morning nursery workers create a warm, loving environment for infants and toddlers to begin learning to love the Lord. Beepers for parents add a level of security and the knowledge that their children are being cared for and loved well. During the 10:30 service, we have an additional program called Children’s Church, for ages 4 through 3rd grade, that meets in Room 206. CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER Our Christian Learning Center is a statelicensed weekday preschool and extended care program for children ages one through five. FUMC has sponsored this service to the community for many years. Its rich tradition provides quality programs and excellent curriculums in art, story time, Chapel time, music, outdoor play, creative thinking, rest time, and snacks. The Preschool operates Monday - Friday. Mother’s Day Out operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Preschool Contact Number: 931-728-8283. WE’RE ON THE RADIO! Radio broadcast of our late service of Worship begins at 11 a.m. each Sunday on local radio station WMSR 1320 AM or 107.9 FM (Manchester) and 105.1 FM (Tullahoma). At 10 a.m. on the same station, listen to "The Radio Bible Class" taught by Mr. Pat Cassady. You can listen to our services from anywhere in the world by linking to WMSR's live feed: http://www.thunder1320.com/wmsr-live.htm Just tune in at 10 or 11 a.m. Central time Sundays. YOUTH In addition to Sunday School classes, our youth gather in their own space for study on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Sundays – 6:00 –8:00 p.m. – Youth get together, have some snacks, a lesson, worship, and hang out. Wednesdays – 6:15-7:15 p.m. – Small Groups – for those looking to learn more, and go deeper into Sunday nights lesson. For more information visit our web site at www.manchesterfirst.org or talk to our youth pastor, Andrew Mochrie PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY Our Prayer Shawl Ministry knits and crochets shawls to give to people who need comforting or recognition in any way, whether members of the church or the community. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the church parlor. Everyone is welcome!