Care Giving

Hospital Visitation: We make a priority to visit our church family members who are hospitalized for illness or surgery. FUMC Pastors, the Director of Caregiving, and multiple church volunteers regularly visit our area hospitals. Please let the hospital staff know that you’re a member at FUMC, and if you or a loved one are planning a hospitalization, please let the church know by filling out a Prayer Request card, calling the church office, or emailing the Pastors, Director of Caregiving, or the Church Administrator.

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Shut-In Visitation: It is our goal at FUMC to make sure that we are reaching and ministering to all our church family, whether they can be with us on Sundays or not. Our 10:30 service is broadcast on local radio on AM 1560 for any community members to join us in worship. Additionally, we offer communion to our church members living in care homes on our monthly Communion Sunday.

Church members living in care facilities and their own homes are visited regularly by FUMC Pastors, the Director of Caregiving, and multiple volunteers. If you would like to join our Visitation Team, please contact Pastor Jenny Collins, by calling the church office or via email at jenny@revcollins.com.

Cancer Support Group: Our Cancer Support Group is a community-wide group open to anyone dealing with cancer, whether active, in remission, or a loved-one with cancer. We meet monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00.

Caregivers Bible Study Group: The Caregivers group is open for women dealing with a chronically-ill loved one, the death of a spouse or loved one, or issues related to aging. We meet and discuss our lives and have a discussion led by a devotion. We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 10:00.

Both of our support groups started because someone requested them. If you know of a need that could be addressed with a support group, please suggest it!

FUMC Adaptive Equipment Lending Library: We have a wide variety of adaptive equipment to assist you in getting back on your feet. If you’ve had an injury or procedure and adaptive equipment might help you, please contact the church office to see what we have to offer.

Currently, our Adaptive Equipment Lending Library includes:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Commodes
  • Walkers
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Lift Chairs
  • Shower Chairs

Milestone Celebrations: We want to celebrate the important moments of your life with you! Let us know how we can share in your joy!

Newborn Celebration: Do you have a new baby or grandbaby? We would love to honor that blessing by sharing your news in the bulletin and placing a rose on the altar.

Milestone Birthdays: Are you or a loved one turning 80, 90, 95, or 100? Let us know so that we can recognize the blessing of your long life.

We also recognize all those in our congregation who are 90 or older on our Vintage Years Sunday in the fall. If you are 90 or older, make sure we know!