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. 
 

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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January Blood Drive

There is an urgent need for blood donors!!  Please give if you are able!

January 30th Blood Drive

8 to 12:30 at the Church St. Auditorium, lower level (across from church)
Masks and ID required.

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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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Annual Charge Conference

Monday, December 6, 5:30 pm, via Zoom

Annual Charge Conference

This is our regularly scheduled Charge conference.  We will hear reports from different committees, accept budgets, nominate and vote on new leadership positions, and otherwise conduct the business of the church.  All members are welcome to attend and vote.
 

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Family Christmas Caroling

Join us on Sunday, December 19th, from 5-6pm for Christmas caroling around the church!

Bring wagons, strollers, kids, friends, grandparents…all are welcome! Meet at the church. 

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Night in Bethlehem

Everyone is invited to A Night in Bethlehem!  It begins at 3pm on December 5th with a concert from
our Children’s Choir.  Then, experience a hands-on adventure through Bethlehem beginning at 4pm!  Visit a metal
working and carpentry shop, a pottery shed, painter’s hut, scribe’s tent,  bakery, and the stable
where Jesus was born.  We will have a live nativity and family gifts!  Click here for more info.
 
If you would like to volunteer, email Cheridy.

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Caldwell Christmas Angel Tree

We are so excited to share another Christmas with our friends at Caldwell Elementary School!
 
You can select your Angel(s) from the tree in the hallway near the main entrance beginning
November 14th.  The tree is available on Sundays during church or during weekly office hours. 
You can also email Caitlin if you want help to select your Angel.
 
Gifts are due back by December 5th.  More info on our Caldwell Christmas page.

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