OUR SMALL GROUPS (Fall 2017)

 

Next Steps

First Connections

Where: Fellowship Hall 

When: Sept. 17 or Nov 5 at 3:30-4:00pm

Contact: Pastor Powell – posteen@nccumc.org

During these events, we invite anyone who would like more information about the United Methodist Church, our Congregation, or membership to come and tour the Church Campus.

 

Bible/Faith Study and Prayer

Prayer Circle (Note: this group is closed – if you are interested in starting another prayer circle, please contact Pastor Patrick)

Where: Large Conference Room, 2nd Floor Arendell Building  

When: Mondays at 9:00am

Contact: Lynne Miller – lomiller@ec.rr.com

Our Prayer Circle has met for three years to pray and praise God for our church, our ministers and leaders (locally & nationally), the ministries FUMC offer and our church family. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

Belong: I am a Church Member Study

Join us as we read the book that inspired our September-October Sermon series. This is a 7-week commitment beginning the week of Sept. 10. These will have several locations and times to choose from:

 

Where: 2nd Floor Arendell Building, TBD

When: Wednesday Night, 7:15 PM

Contact: Pastor Patrick

 

Where: Library, 2nd Floor of the Arendell Building

When: Tuesdays at 10:00am

Contact: Pastor Powell – posteen@nccumc.org

 

Daniel: A Beth Moore Study 

Where: Stanley Harrell Classroom, 2nd Floor, Arendell Building 

When: Wednesdays at 9:30am from Sept. 28-Nov. 2

Contact: Kitty Simmons – (252) 726-0106

This is a 12-week study on the book of Daniel. We will do the first 6 weeks and then take a break for the holidays and resume after Christmas.

 

 

 

“She’s still there” – A Proverbs 31 study 

Where: Online, Cheryl Bomar’s home 

When: Mondays at 7:00pm beginning Sept. 11

Contact: Cheryl Bomar – (919) 763-5571

We will be doing an online Bible Study based on Chrystal Evans Hurst’s new book, “She’s still there.” If 3 or more are interested, the group will meet at Cheryl Bomar’s house for discussion.

 

The Book of Hebrews

Where: Large Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Arendell Building 

When: Thursdays at 10:00am from Sept. 20-Oct. 25

Contact: Bernie Harshberger and Myra Bradley – call the church office to sign up at (252) 726-7102

Join us for a 6-week study on the book of Hebrews. Study book is approximately $10. Please sign up before Sept. 14.

 

Tuesday Evening Communion

Where: Chapel, 1st Floor Wallace Building

When: Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Contact: Sandra Mackintosh – (252) 247-5132; Susan Lloyd –susanlloyd@embarqmail.com

Join us for a time of singing, praying, devotion, and Holy Communion. On the first Tuesday of each month, we hold the service at the Brookdale Center with the residents there. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

 

Experiencing God  

Where: Small Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Arendell Building 

When: Wednesday Nights, 7:15pm

Contact: Pastor Patrick

Small group style Bible study – conversational and informational.

 

Congregational Care and Mission

A Helping Hand

Where: TBD

When: TBD

Contact: Fletcher Poulk – (252)622-1301; johnjfp151@gmail.com

When Jesus met people in need, He spent time with them, got them to trust him, and was a peaceful presence to them. That is what this small group intends to be for people in need of “a helping hand.” We will meet together to grow spiritually and then go out and offer Jesus to others in spiritual, social, and emotional need.

 

Bereavement Meal Committee

Where: Varies, when needed

When: Varies, when needed

Contact: Lu Ellis – (252) 247-1116

This is the group that prepares and serves food to grieving families of the Church and community, who have recently lost loved ones.

 

Carpenter’s Tools

Where: Varies, when needed

When: Varies, when needed

Contact: Jim Buckingham – jim.buckingham@ec.rr.com

A group which works for disaster relief and helps people in need through various types of construction. Both skilled and unskilled workers are appreciated.

 

Hands of Hope

Where: Large Conference Room, 2nd Floor Arendell Building

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10:00am

Contact: Sandy Sneesby - ssneesby@ec.rr.com

We are a group who knit and/or crochet prayer shawls, lap blankets, baby blankets, and other items. We give these items to help share God's love with those who may need comfort during an illness or the death of a loved one or to those who have a joy such as a new child or a graduation.

 

Homebound Visitation Group

Where: Varies, when needed

When: Varies, when needed

Contact: Suzanne Scott – pscott8@ec.rr.com

This branch of the Lay Shepherd Committee seeks to visit our homebound on a regular basis. Even if you have not done ministry to the homebound, you are invited to participate in this ministry. If you are interested, we will help prepare you.

 

Hospital Visitation Group

Where: Varies, when needed

When: Varies, when needed

Contact: Terry Goodman – tgoodman_1@live.com

This group of people are interested in ministering to members of our Church who are in the hospital. We will take turns going and visiting whoever is in the hospital. For any newcomers, we will provide training. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

 

Meals for Families, at the Hospice House

Where: Crystal Coast Hospice House

When: 1st Tuesdays

Contact: Pat Willis – (252) 723-3302 or pwillis1904@yahoo.com

This group is housed under the Lay Shepherd Committee. Two or three people will provide a meal, simple as sandwich, chips and desert or as elaborate as you wish. No regular meetings to attend. Contact Pat to sign up to help. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

 

 

 

 

Sharing Each Other’s Grief

Where: Varies

When: Varies

Contact: Mary Ann Holland – maryannslilypad@yahoo.com

This is a group for people who have lost loved ones and want to share each other’s grief, in a group. We share activities and conversation.

 

Backpack Blessings

Where: Varies, when needed

When: Varies, when needed

Contact: Kay and Larry Starling – lstarling1@ec.rr.com

We collect food items to send home to school aged children over the weekend who receive free or reduced school lunch during the week so that no child goes hungry. We need help collecting items and delivering items to schools.

 

Women

Agape Circle

Where: Members’ Homes

When: 1st Mondays of each month at 7:00pm

Contact: Carol Southerland – (252) 526-7952; Lu Ellis – (252) 447-1116

The vision of United Methodist Women is “turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.” We focus on local mission projects including our shut-ins, backpack blessings, and Family Promise. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

 

Martha’s Circle

Where: Stanley Harrell Classroom, 2nd floor Arendell Building

When: 1st Mondays at 10:00am

Contact: Janet Roberts – janetroberts1947@yahoo.com

We meet together and do various mission projects. This past year, we have done “baskets of love” for our shut-ins; worked with a pregnancy center; and work with domestic violence aid program. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

 

WHIM – Women’s Hearts in Mission

Where: Group members homes

When: 2nd Thursdays of the month at 7:30pm

Contact: Jennifer Dudley – jdudley1@ec.rr.com; Jayna McDonald – jaynamcdonald@gmail.com

We enjoy fellowship, devotion and supporting local mission work. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

Men

F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith

Where: Different locations each day 

When: Monday – Friday at 5:30am, Saturday and Sunday at 7:00am

Contact: Waylon Bell – (252) 342-2461

The mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. We have a work out 7 days a week. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

 

Tuesday Men’s Bible Study

Where: Fellowship Hall

When: Tuesdays at 6:30-7:45am

Contact: Buff Chalk – buff@chalkandgibbs.com

The Tuesday morning Men’s Bible Study includes men from numerous churches around Carteret County. After a brief time of singing and prayer, the study proceeds verse by verse through a book of the Bible. Teaching is accompanied by lively discussion as we seek to understand God’s truth and guidance for our lives. Pastors Jerry Leinberger and Powell Osteen teach the Bible study. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

 

United Methodist Men

Where: Fellowship Hall

When: 2nd Saturdays at 8:30am

Contact: Allen Lee – 910.850.8755

The UMM is chartered through General Commission of United Methodist Men and aspires to provide Christian fellowship and opportunities for service. We conduct several fundraisers during the year to benefit various ministries within the church and community. We meet each month and share breakfast, a time of devotion, and occasionally have an informational program. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

 

Families

It Starts at Home: A Virtual RightNow Media Bible Study 

Where: Facilitated through closed Facebook Groups

When: Weekly posts, videos and discussion beginning Sept. 10 and running for 12 weeks.

Contact: Pastors Powell and Sarah – (910) 389-8584 or sarahwilliams521@gmail.com

Join us for an online Bible study about raising your children to be disciples. Will include videos from RightNow Media as well as other readings and video teachings from your pastors.

 

 

 

 

 

Young Families

Where: Different Homes

When: One Saturday each month

Contact: Pastor Sarah – sarahwilliams521@gmail.com

We are a group of families who have children in youth or children's ministry who meet together monthly for fellowship, dinner and prayer. Bring your children! This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

Young Adults

Team Tuesday

Where: Large Conference Room, 2nd floor Arendell Building

When: Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Contact: Harrison Smith – (252) 241-4135

Clarify is a young adult group for those after college age, moving into the business of trying to grow families and careers. We will simply try to encourage and strengthen each other as we grow together in faith.

Older Adults

WaveRunners

Where: Destinations throughout NC

When: Monthly outings

Contact: Claudia Beamon – cgbeamon@gmail.com

The mission of the Morehead City First United Methodist Church WaveRunners Ministry is to provide church members, ages 50+, opportunities of worship, fellowship, and service.

 

Family Affair

Where: Fellowship Hall

When: Wednesday Nights, dinner at 5:45 and program at 6:15pm

Contact: Jolene Walker – (252) 241-6929

Join us on Wednesday nights beginning Sept. 20 for dinner and programming for all ages. Please visit us online at firstchurchmhc.org/familyaffair for full program details.

 

Children and Youth

Sunday Night Programming

Join us on Sunday Nights for dinner, worship and small groups for children and youth in Preschool through 12th grade. Children must have turned 4 on or before August 31st to be eligible to participate. Contact Pastor Sarah or Waylon Bell with questions. Visit us online at firstchurchmhc.org/youth OR firstchurchmhc.org/children for full program details. Our programming runs from 5:00-7:00pm from the Sunday after Labor Day through the Sunday before Memorial Day.

 

 

 

Age groups:

Accelerate – 4 year olds through 1st Graders

Elevate – 2nd through 5th Graders

Magnify – 6th through 8th Graders

Amplify – 9th through 12th Graders

 

Preschool Praise Choir 

Contact: Carly Williams – carlyflorawilliams@gmail.com

This is a choir for children in preschool and Kindergarten who are at least 2 years old on or before August 31st. We practice after The Rise, in the Fellowship Hall, and lead worship at different occasions.

 

Elementary Choir

Contact: Katie Dixon – kate.dixon80@gmail.com

This is a choir for children in Elementary School (1st through 5th graders). We practice after The Rise, in the Chapel, and lead worship at different occasions.

 

Youth Choir

Contact: Pat Davis – darvivis1@gmail.com

Our youth choir is a growing group open to all 6th through 12th graders which learns and sings a diverse range of music. They also lead worship at different times, in both the Sanctuary and Fellowship. Rehearsal is from 4:00-5:00pm on Sunday nights beginning Sept. 10.

 

Youth Band

Contact: Bryan McCoury – bryan@rustyhook.net

This is a group for 6th through 12th graders who play or are learning how to play musical instruments and want to help us lead worship during our Sunday Evening Programming. Practice is from 4:00-5:00pm on Sunday nights beginning Sept. 10.

 

Recreational/Hobby

Golf Fellowship

Where: Brandywine Bay Golf Club, Morehead City 

When: 1st Saturday of every month at 1pm

Contact: RandyMiller – randym@futurehomesnc.com; Mike Saleeby – wmsaleeby@gmail.com

Calling all golfers, men & women, any handicap! Let’s gather for golf, fellowship, and prayer. Join us at Brandywine Bay to make new friendships & memories! Super-ball format, blind teams drawn from hat.

 

Sunday Morning Discipleship Groups

Children’s Sunday School

Where: Wallace Building, 1st and 2nd Floors

When: Sundays from 10:00-10:45am

Contact: Pastor Sarah – sarahwilliams521@gmail.com

Age Groups: Nursery 

2 and 3 Year Olds (Children must turn 2 on or before August 31st to participate)

4 and 5 Year Olds

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

2nd – 3rd Grade

4th – 5th Grade

 

Youth Sunday School

Where: Wallace Building, 2nd Floor (will move back to 3rd floor once the renovation is complete)

When: Sundays from 10:00-10:45am (on 1st Sundays of each month we meet in the Rise and sit together during the service).

Contact: Pastor Sarah – sarahwilliams521@gmail.com

Age Groups:

Middle School

High School

 

Adult Sunday School

The Rise Adult Sunday School

Room: Wallace Building, 2nd Floor

When: Sunday from 9:00 – 9:40am

Contact: Pastor Sarah – sarahwilliams521@gmail.com

Taking place in the time directly before The Rise worship service, this Sunday School class will offer a time for adults worshiping in The Rise to come and be fed spiritually. It will focus on video curriculum and discussion.

 

Adult Bible Class

Room: 2nd Floor Arendell Building, A219B

When: Sunday morning, 9:50am

Contact: Rodney Kemp – rodney@chalkandgibbs.com

We are age 50 plus, both married and single. This class focuses on the detailed discussions of the Bible with visual aides such as maps and charts.

 

Faith and Life

Room: 2nd Floor Arendell Building, A217

When: Sunday morning, 9:50am

Contact: Mark Decker – mark.decker1970@gmail.com

This is a young to middle aged adults class. We are an interactive group that openly shares insights and life's experiences as we walk with faith in life.

Jackie Eure

Room: 2nd Floor Arendell Building, A219A

When: Sunday morning, 9:50am

Contact: Eva Carawan – evafrances@gmail.com

We are a class of lovely senior ladies. Our group of begins each class with singing hymns followed by a lesson.

 

 

Men’s Fellowship

Room: 2nd Floor Arendell Building, A214 (Small Conference Room)

When: Sunday morning, 9:50am

Contact: George Joyner – 252.269.5331

We are senior gentleman who discuss certain scriptures each that pertain to each Sunday.

 

Maddie Bell

Room: 2nd Floor Arendell Building, A228 (Library)

When: Sunday morning, 9:50am

Contact: Bev Cousens – bevmcb@gmail.com

We are a group of ladies 70-80 years young. We meet as disciples of Christ, during the Sunday School hour. Sometimes we have a curriculum and sometimes meet to talk about life issues and how to engage life more faithfully.

 

New Horizons Disciples

Room: 2nd Floor Arendell Building, Large Conference Room

When: Sunday morning, 9:50am

Contact: Christian Witzke – chwitzke@aol.com, Jerry Webster – jerryrwebster@ec.rr.com

We are a group of adults, aged 50 plus, both married and single, who study the Scriptures verse by verse. We use the Life Application Study Bible and also utilize the prayer list to pray for many different missions, which we support. Come out, and let’s grow together!

 

Stanley Harrell

Room: 2nd Floor Arendell Building, A221

When: Sunday morning, 9:50am

Contact: Stanley Harrell – stanley@chalkandgibbs.com

This class welcomes people of all ages, but it is generally older adults. We will have a teacher speaking and then we will have group discussion, based on the lesson of the day.

 

Sunday Morning/Worship Ministry Teams

Acolytes

Contact: Dana Starling – dana@starlingmarine.com

Anyone over the 4th grade is invited to participate in being an acolyte. These servants, often children/youth, help in the Sanctuary services by carrying the Christ Light and lighting candles.

 

Coffee Fellowship (Atrium)

Contact: Jennifer Dudley – jdudley1@ec.rr.com

In between services, we offer coffee and refreshments in our Atrium. All three services are invited to attend and meet new faces.

 

 

 

Coffee Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)

Contact: Carly Williams – carlyflorawilliams@gmail.com

Before The Rise, we offer coffee in the Fellowship Hall, and are always interested in more people to help prepare this welcoming space for everyone who enters.

 

Communion Team (Traditional)

Contact: Vicki Daniels – ldaniels5@ec.rr.com

If you are interested in helping serve or prepare Communion for Traditional services, on the first Sundays of the month, please contact Vicki.

 

Communion Team (The Rise)

Contact: Howard Henderson – (252) 269- 8780; me2004oc@gmail.com

If you are interested in helping serve or prepare Communion for The Rise worship service, on the first Sundays of the month, please contact Howard.

 

Greeters (Traditional)

Contact: Jim and Ellie Buckingham – jim.buckingham@ec.rr.com

The greeter team is present before our worship services to welcome people, show individuals where to go, and answer questions about the Church.

 

Greeters (The Rise)

Contact: Mary Ellen Eurich – me2004oc@gmail.com

The greeter team is present before our worship services to welcome people, show individuals where to go, and answer questions about the Church.

 

Sound Team Ministry (Traditional)

Contact: Pastor Sarah – sarahwilliams521@gmail.com

Help us provide audio support in the Traditional services and video our service to be broadcasted on Time Warner Cable.

 

Sound Team Ministry (The Rise)

Contact: Pastor Sarah – sarahwilliams521@gmail.com

Help us run the projector system and video the Rise service to be broadcasted on our website.

 

Rise Band

Contact: Jason Ketchum – jlketchum6@gmail.com

The Rise Band leads worship in the 9:45, contemporary service. Singers and musicians are invited to try out for the Band.

 

Sanctuary Choir

Contact: Ralph Wade – rwadejr@ec.rr.com

This choir sings at the 11:00 Sanctuary service and at other times. Rehearsals are at 7:00pm on Thursdays.

The Rise Ministry Team

Contact: Carly Williams – carlyflorawilliams@gmail.com

The Rise Ministry Team is responsible for handling the many facets of worship life in this 9:45 worship service. Do you have experience in working with a worship backdrop/environment, computer, sound board, greeting people, mass communication, leadership, or team building? Would you like to help in any of these ways? We would love for you to be part of the team!

 

Ushers

Contact: John Nelson – jnelson30@ec.rr.com (8:30); Mike Saleeby – wmsaleeby@gmail.com (11)

Our ushers offer a few different services, associated with directing people during worship, at the Sanctuary services. They also gather our tithes and offerings, and bring them to the altar, as we give them to God.

 

Community Partnerships

Al-Anon

Room: Arendell bldg. 2nd Floor A221

When: Mondays at 7:00pm

Contact: Belva Wells – 252.241.6578

Friends and family of problem drinkers find support and understanding at Al-Anon meetings. We do not seek to fix but support one another on this journey, and we remain anonymous in what is shared in our group.

 

Boy Scouts

Room: Wallace bldg. 3rd Floor

When: Mondays at 7:00pm

Contact: Ken Richardson – Kenneth.r.richardson@gmail.com

The Boy Scouts of America’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.

Cub Scouts

Room: Wallace bldg. 3rd Floor

When: Mondays at 7:00pm

Contact: Neil McNeill – pack130scouts@gmail.com

Part of the BSA, the Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids! They get to wear a cool uniform, go places, and see things. They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Learning Center 

Room: Arendell bldg. 1st Floor

When: Ongoing

Contact: Vera Price – elcdirector@hotmail.com

The Early Learning Center is a preschool, with classes for 1-5 year olds, which permanently meets in the 1st floor of the Arendell Building. It is a 4 star school with competitive prices and an incredibly loving staff. You can find more information on their website (linked through the FUMC website).  

 

Promise Land Society

Room: Fellowship Hall

When: 2nd Saturdays at 10:00am

Contact: Bob Guthrie – bguthrie2@ec.rr.com

A historical society which gathers monthly to celebrate and confer about the historical prowess of the “Promise Land” area of Morehead City.

 

Rotary Club

Room: Fellowship Hall

When: Thursday at 6:00pm

Contact: Dean McDonald – michael.d.mcdonald@navy.mil

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

 

Girl Scouts

Room: Faith and Life Classroom, 2nd Floor Arendell Building

When: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 5:30pm

Contact: Kelly Styon – gkstyon@gmail.com

 

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Room: Stanley Harrell Classroom, 2nd Floor Arendell Building

When: Tuesdays at 6:00pm from Sept. 12-Dec. 19

Contact: David Aitken – dlaitkeng@gmail.com

This is a boating safety class offered through the US Coast Guard. Must register through US Coast Guard Auxiliary

 

Outreach Opportunities

Christmas Cheer

Contact: Doris Wade – waded@ec.rr.com

Adopt a family off the angel tree or adopt one of the 50-100 families our church sponsors. We also need help delivering gifts and food the week before Christmas.

 

 

 

 

Getting Around

A little help with our church campus…

 

Our Church Campus can be a bit overwhelming, if you have never been here before. Here is a picture of the campus, located between 9th and 10th Street. Sunday worship is in either the Sanctuary or the Fellowship Hall. The Early Learning Center is located on the bottom floor of the Arendell Building. The Atrium is where much of our fellowship happens. Small Groups are usually in the Arendell Building, Wallace building, or Fellowship Hall.