First and Summerfield United Methodist Church
Monday, October 20, 2014
An inclusive, diverse and reconciling congregation

FSUMC's Ministries

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Peace Vigil, Mondays 12pm. Volunteers gather on the front steps to pray for peace for a half hour every Monday. Newcomers are welcome.
 
Chancel Choir rehearses Thursday nights at 7:15pm in the sanctuary until July, then resumes that last Thursday of August. Ring the bell for the Church Office at 425 College Street to enter. The Choir sings at the 10am worship every other Sunday. Please contact Bob Girard to volunteer with the Choir.  

Bible Study is held most Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
 
United Methodist Men, a fellowship group for men of all ages, for spiritual growth and community service. The men gather for a monthly Saturday breakfast.  
 
Women's Forum, a fellowship group for women of all ages, for community service and spiritual growth. An annual retreat day is held in September.  
 
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, First Tuesdays, 5:30pm—6:45pm. Help serve a good meal to our neighbors, at 311 Temple Street, lower level.
 
Food Pantry donations are received every Sunday, 10am. Place dry goods in the wooden basket next to the Sanctuary door. Donations are delivered to local food pantries for distribution.
 
Sengbe Pieh Community Service Awards are held every other year, in honor of Sengbe Pieh, leader of the Amistad revolt, to recognize individuals who are active in service to the greater New Haven community.
 
Reconciling Ministries & Methodists In New Directions are ministries of the United Methodist Church and the New York Annual Conference advocating for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the Church. Check them out at www.mindny.org and www.rmnetwork.org.