New and Upcoming
 
New classes and Bible studies. Great volunteer opportunities.  Ways to respond to community needs.  When something new is coming to First Methodist, you’ll find it posted here.
 
Or, if you’d rather the news come to you, sign up for our newsletter here.  If you have something you’d like announced or publicized, email Caitlin. 
 

Easter EGGstravaganza

Everyone is invited to the Easter EGGstravaganza!
 
Age appropriate egg hunts for elementary and younger, dessert and coffee bar, craft activities, games and fun for all!  Invite friends, families, neighbors…anybunny!
 
April 10 from 2:30 – 4:30 at The Hub!

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Habitat Build

You can Help with Habitat!  Join our March 19th Build in Celina!
Do you want to work on the Celina build? Click here to register.
Do you want to bring lunch to the crew? Email Pastor Janet.
Want to get involved but don’t know what to do? Pastor Janet has a place for you!

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Grace Children’s Easter Mission

We love to support Grace Children’s Hospital in Haiti.  Every Easter, they are our mission focus.  This year, we are putting together hospital discharge bags.
 
You can find out what items we need by checking out our Lent page.

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Help Ukraine

First Methodist McKinney is proud to work with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). The humanitarian aid arm of the United Methodist Church, UMCOR is there to provide relief when war, storms, and natural disasters strike anywhere on the globe. Because your normal giving supports the operating budget of UMCOR, 100 percent of your special gift today will go directly to people and communities in crisis. Currently, our UMCOR giving is focused on the victims and refugees of the war in Ukraine.
 

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Warming Station Information

Information to share for those in need:
 
McKinney Emergency Overnight Warming Station
Call or text (214) 945-4637
Rides available from Roy and Helen Hunt Library (downtown) and Hope Fellowship (where Streetside Showers sets up)
Warming Station opens: 7pm Mon – Thurs & 6pm Fri – Sun
Salvation Army, McKinney
600 Wilson Creek Pkwy

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Vaccine Clinic

Free Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic
Ages 5+
No appointment needed.
Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J available – all doses or boosters.
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 FROM 11-2
The Hub at First Methodist Church, 102 W Lamar St.
 

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Summer Camp

Registration is now open for Bridgeport Summer Camps for kids and youth!  Space is limited and there is an early bird discount in January.
 
 
Questions about elementary camp?  Email Ms. Cheridy!
 
Questions about youth camp?  Email CJ!

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New Studies

We have two new studies starting in January!
 
Open Hearts Women’s Study Group: Join the Open Hearts Women’s Group for a six-week study of The Difficult Words of Jesus by New Testament scholar Amy Jill Levine.  January 12th from 9:30-11:00 in the Hub conference room.  Email Patti Churner for info.  Book is $12.
 

Faith in Action: Sundays beginning January 9th through February 13th at 9AM on Zoom.  Faith in Action will be starting a new study based on Adam Hamilton’s book Christianity and World Religions: Questions We Ask About Other Faiths. The book is available from Cokesbury and Amazon if you wish to purchase it, but we will be using a video to facilitate discussion each week.  Email Faith in Action for info and Zoom link.


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Sock Drive

Feeding Friends & Families is collecting socks in January!  A new, warm pair of socks can make such a huge difference for someone in need.
 
We would like donations of NEW packages of socks for kids and adults.  We’d also love donations of fuzzy socks.
 
Please bring your donations to the bin in the church foyer.  Thanks!

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Dinners Needed!

We need volunteers to make meals for the two homeless ministries our church is involved with. We support the Roadside Church by bringing meals the 2nd Sunday of every month. We also help with the McKinney Emergency Overnight Warming Station by providing food.
For more info and to sign up, please email Velvet Hammond or call or text her at 214-726-6484.
 
You can sign up for Roadside Church meals here.

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