The FUMC Bread Ministry provides fresh but unsold Panera products to local agencies, feeding the poor and the homeless. Bread products are collected six nights a week from 2 Panera Bread Company locations and brought to the church the next morning. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the breads are wrapped at 9:00 am and on Sundays we wrap after the church service. The products are then distributed to organizations such as the Salvation Army and the Lighthouse. We are always looking for volunteers to pick up, wrap, and distribute. Join us on any wrap day and see what we are up to or contact Junia Querio or Marsha Lynch.
We meet in November and April to make pasties. It usually takes 3 days to do this. The first night we cut the vegetables and the next day we make the pasties. The focus of this group is to raise money for the church by selling the pasties. Making pasties includes cutting vegetables, mixing, rolling dough, adding filling, baking, wrapping pasties and freezing. We have lunch and are always looking for someone to do this for about 35 people on Wednesday and Thursday. Part of our ministry is also to provide one meal for the Warming Center. All are welcome to come join in the fun and fellowship!! Contact Sue Tregembo if you would like more information.
Community Meals (hot meals for those in need and homeless) are served at First United Methodist every Sunday during the months of April through October. Various organizations in the Community (Kiwanis, Churches, etc.) along with First Church groups (book club, quilters, Bible study) purchase, cook, and serve food to the guest from 1:00-2:30 pm. Anyone is welcome to help!! Contact the Church office more information.